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Cross Bike Suggestions for Short People?

Old 03-02-07, 11:31 PM
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Cross Bike Suggestions for Short People?

I'm trying to find a bike that will fit me properly and it's hard to find one small enough. I'm 5'3, female, with a 29" inseam. (no, other measurements will not be given). Does anyone have any suggestions as to what bikes to try? Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-03-07, 08:01 AM
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Top tube length is also very important, more so than stand over (short torso?) but since you said no other measurements will be given, then you will have a hard time figuring this out. Most WSD bikes have shorter top tubes but that can be helped with a different stem.

Bianchi has some nice cross bikes you might want to look into. Do you want steel or alu?

I've been measured for a bike and you wouldn't believe how eveything counts when fitting for a bike.
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My Girlfriend is 5'1 and we have just bought her a Massi Prime cross bike, with a 15" frame, Shimano Tiagra groupset

http://www.casamasferrer.com/index.html?idi=I

look at product/bicycles/Massi/touring bikes
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49cm JTS
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Im a little taller but I have shorter legs than the normal female. I ordered a Surly crosscheck in 42cm. Probably should have gone with a 46 but no big deal... just gonna swap the stem for a longer one I have sitting around. Anyways, back to the size issue... Im 5'5 and have about a 29in inseam as well. The crosscheck is comfortable but a little cramped cuz my torso is a bit longer.
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Frames for little legs...

Try http://kerrylitka.com. Kerry's another person of shorter stature that races. She has a guide to finding the right sized frame for shorter legs as well as a list of her flotilla of bikes (including a few crossers).
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Also you could contact the velo bella on this subject. I believe there are a few smaller girls on the team, and they rip.
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I'm 5' 3" with a 29 inch inseam. My 46 cm crosscheck fits me perfectly.

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