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    Long legs, short torso - frame recommendations

    Can anyone suggest some stock CX frames that accommodate long legs, short torso.
    My road bike is custom with 49cm seat tube, and 51.5 effective top tube, slight 7.5 degree in top tube and slightly taller headtube.

    My problem is that stock cross bikes with a short enough top tube, typically have a shorter seat tube and I can't get the bars high enough.

    any suggestions would be appreciated in short top tubes.

    Some ones I've come across are:
    Specialized 08 Tricross comp double
    49/51.5
    Norco CRR 105 48/51.5
    raleigh RC 1000 44/51.5
    schwinn supersport gsw
    giant tcr xs
    scott 49cm
    pinarello
    EMC2 45/51.5
    litespeed sienna
    Tomassini techno or sintesi
    van dessel flahute
    Mondonico Spirit
    Novara divano
    DAwes cyclocross bike

    many thanks

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    As long as the top tube and seat angle is what you need you can make almost anything work. That being said to get a bike that doesn't use a mile of spacers under the stem and a weird seat arrangement look for something with a taller head tube for the given top tube. I'm in the same situation and the things I look at in a geometry are top tube, seat angle and head tube length.
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