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  1. #1
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    Another Vaya Size Question

    Hey All,

    I've been reading the forums like crazy trying to find the right size Vaya for me. I'm a hair under 5'10 with a slightly shorter than 32" inseam. I'm debating between a 55cm and 56cm Vaya as their sizing chart seems to say either would work. Also I test rode a 57 which felt slightly to big. I found a great deal on a last years model 55cm Vaya 2, but am a bit worried this may be to small...Any opinions?


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    I am almost exactly your size. I went with the 56cm with a 90mm stem. Works great for me. I didn't try a 55 however, so I can't say anything about comparing the two.

    Based on the geometry chart, the 55 would be too small for me. I ride a 54cm road bike (seat tube) with a 56cm+ effective top tube and a 100 - 110 stem.
    I ride at ludicrous speed

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    I ride a 55cm 2011 Vaya and go about 5'9and1/2". I am running flat bars now (Salsa Bend 3 bars from my Mukluk) so I went up to a 110mm stem. I was borderline crammed up with drop bars and the 90mm stem, but not uncomfortably so. I hope this doesn't confuse you. I usually go as small as I can because I like some extra stand over height.
    Good luck, you will love the bike.

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    Thanks hydro and philoanna - that's really helpful. It kinda confirms what I was thinking, that the 55cm or 56 would both be okay depending on personal preference and stem. I'm thinking now that I may be better off with the 56 as I'll be mostly in the drops.

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