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Old 03-27-20, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by itturriko View Post
How can I choose a good size for me? I have a 54 Merida Reacto and the BMC Trackmachine is Size M 545 and 558mm top tupe length respectively
I'm 1,74 tall and 85cm inseam length
To be honest, you can't do it based on what manufacturers print on their websites. You can get close, but it will really come down to you riding each...for a long time. And swapping out stems and bars etc...

It's a journey that every racer has been on. Some luck up and get it right with their first bike. Many do not. Here is a history of my frames and sizes:

"58cm" PlanetX
"57cm" Tiemeyer
"58cm" Dolan DF3
"57cm" Felt TK1
"57cm" Tiemeyer
"56cm" LOOK 496
repeat: "58cm" Tiemeyer
"61cm" custom steel frame (best fit, fastest fit, absolutely best frame for the money)
"60cm" Felt TK-FRD (fancy bike)

Can you imagine how much money I spent on all of those? Too much.

...and I didn't win anything bigger than elite state or regional racing championships. No masters nationals or masters worlds.
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