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Old 10-13-08, 10:05 PM
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Giant TCR Advanced size

I'm 5' 7.5" with inseam of 32"

Seems like Im on the very bottom end of the medium size. Think a small or medium be better for racing? Would the seat be too ridiculously high on a small? Thanks...
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You will have a lot of drop if you go small.

Medium. The cutoff on a small is 5'7".
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Based on your inseam I think that the small would be a good option. Try both sizes out. If your spending that much money on a bike try them out first. For my money Giant maintains some reasonable geometry on the small TCR Advanced frames as the small has a 73.5º which is GOOD.

Anyway if we were to give you good advice we would really need more information than you have given anyway.

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Originally Posted by roadwarrior
You will have a lot of drop if you go small.

Medium. The cutoff on a small is 5'7".
respectfully disagree.
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I'm 5ft 6, 30in inseam and ride a small 46.5cm frame

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If you're going with an ISP model make sure that you have enough seat height. I got an M/L and am about at the high limit. We did not cut off very much of the mast at all. Obviously you can't add a longer seat post.
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5'6", 30" inseam. Made the mistake of going with a medium 2005 TCR. I couldn't make enough adjustments to get a good fit. If I had gotten a small in the first place, I'd still be riding it.

EDIT: kleng, that ride of yours looks very well set up.
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It seems like my legs are relatively a bit longer than most people my height, so my torso is going to then be relatively shorter. 55.5 cm top tube does seem too long. But then, will the seat look ridiculously high with the 46.5 cm seat tube? If I got a Giant, it wouldnt be the SL ISP.
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I know that you said your intended purpose was racing but would a Giant Defy work for you? I hope that the geometry experts will chime in on this but I see that, by comparing the size "small" in both frames, the Defy gives you an extra centimeter of head tube height. This could make up some of the difference in the saddle height. Additionally, the effective top tube is about half a centimeter shorter according to the charts

The cons would be the longer wheelbase (some would say slower handling) on the Defy and, let's be honest, the TCR Advanced is sexier.
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It looks like the small TCR has a longer top tube than the small defy, so I'm thinking the TCR would be better, the defy does have an extra cm of head tube. I'd definitely prefer being on the TCR though
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