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    Anyone 58 or taller riding a small Horsethief?

    Please post your height info and frame size your using.

    This will be my first new bike in over 20 years and I want it to fit just right.

    Im 58 and change, which puts me right in the middle of a small and med. Im getting mixed advice and there is no dealer nearby.

    Hopefully, Ill get to saddle-up one at a dealer while on company travel this week but I would be very interested to see what others are comfortable with.

    Thanks in advance.

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    The Geo on the Horsethief is slightly different than the geo on the other Salsa bikes I have owned, but I'm 5'8'' nearly 5'9 and I felt that I fit much better on a small than a Med.

    The numbers that I am looking at the indicate this..comparing the last Salsa I've owned was the Selma that has a 22.83" TT and 15.73" reach vs. the 23.3TT and 15.6" reach on the Horsethief. I was using a 90mm stem, neg. rise and low rise, low sweep bars and it was a perfect fit!

    Now of course you could have longer arms or longer torso or both which would probably make you fit better on the medium, but as a norm, if you're inbetween sizes, its better to go smaller than bigger, and get the right size stem, or run a setback post to get the right fit. I think you'd be much too stretched on the Med. which may lead to lower back problems when pushing hard and climbing.
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    Thanks, this was very helpful.. How about the shorter crank arms. Any issues there? Are you pleased with it?

    Again, thanks for sharing that!!!

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