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Old 04-14-16, 01:01 AM
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bruce19
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FWIW, like most of us you can probably ride a range of sizes in comfort and efficiency once properly set up. This is why there are three traditional fit/size methods.....Race, French, and Eddie. Back in the day (before "universal" sizing w/sloping TT) the conventional wisdom was to get the smallest frame because it would be the lightest and most maneuverable. I am 175.6 cm tall w/ 81.3 cm inseam and can ride between 54-58cm frames. The various sizes have to be set up individually with different stem lengths, etc. That's where a good fit session helps. Pay special attention to TT dimension because that is particularly important. FWIW my 58 Masi is just as comfortable and efficient as my 55
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