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Question on Standover for the 2013 Bianchi Super Pista

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I have decided to build up this frame but I am not sure what size I should get. I am conflicted over the 55cm and the 57cm. I am 5'11 and have a 33-33 1/2 inseam with shoes. I do however have rather long arms and torso. I would prefer the longer top tupe since I have long arms but Im not sure wether it would have the proper standover clearence on the 57cm. So my question is wether I should disregard the standover and worry about the tube sizing. Im just worried Ill get the wrong size since I am ordering this online. Thanks!
     
June 27, 2013 06:16 PM
hidalgo
From: Los Angeles
3 posts
9 bikes
Standover height means absolutely nothing when picking the right frame size. Go by top tube length.
     
June 27, 2013 07:42 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
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+1
that's the first thing i tell people at work when im selling bikes
     
June 28, 2013 02:26 AM
brembilla
From: CA, Irvine (previously SJ)
429 posts
8 bikes
Also the 55cm has a top tube of 55cm but the 57cm has a top tube of 56cm. So would that one centimeter make a big difference?
     
June 28, 2013 10:06 PM
hidalgo
From: Los Angeles
3 posts
9 bikes
The difference will be exactly 1 cm.

Use a fit calculator:

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CC...
     
June 28, 2013 10:45 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
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Thank you for that link!
     
June 28, 2013 11:24 PM
hidalgo
From: Los Angeles
3 posts
9 bikes
No prob!
     
June 29, 2013 03:48 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
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Look at the Geo chart?..........
     
June 29, 2013 06:28 PM
FeFst
From: Los Angeles
92 posts
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^ Sherlock Holmes over here.

The geo chart won't mean anything until he figures out his actual measurements using the fit calculator I provided a link to.
     
June 29, 2013 06:38 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
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I assumed most people know their fit.
     
June 29, 2013 10:48 PM
FeFst
From: Los Angeles
92 posts
5 bikes
Most people have no idea...
     
June 30, 2013 01:32 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
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