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    cannondale RZ One Twenty Feminine 3

    Anyone have one of these? comments to pass along? I can get a dealer's price on this bike but won't be able to try in advance. I know this is a no-no, but any advice on which would be the right size frame for a 5' 6"- 5'7" height? I've been a road rider for many years, started mt biking and LOVE it but my present Kona is too big, front suspension only and among other things am looking for a smoother ride for my hands/forearms. any advice appreciated!

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    This is utterly useless as I'm Male - but I am about the same size, with a 28-ish inseam, and rode a SMALL of the Men's rize (the 2009 version, no 120/140) - and I would recommend the same for you, if I were selling you sight-unseen. Although, I had no standover on that - so if it comes smaller and you like some safety cushion, that might be nice - they're pretty scant on the standover.

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    Find out the various C-dale top tube lengths, (also find out if it's center-to-center, etc. your LBS can tell you) then measure your Kona from the same spots. Buy a smaller size than what you already have. How much smaller? Well... that part is a guessing game unless the LBS can fit you on something similar (or a pro-fitting).
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    thanks a lot everyone, good suggestions. I'll get out the tape measure....

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    Just make sure the tape measure is level (parallel to the ground), or as close as you can get. The effective TT measurement is based on that, not necessarily the TT itself (unless it's parallel to the ground).

    "D" is the measurement you're looking for:





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