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    confused/sizing?

    I'm sure this has been beaten to death...but I am about to pull the trigger on a Fantom DS Pro. I'm a little weary of ordering a bike online w/out riding first. I'm 5'9" w/ about a 31 or so inseam.

    I have a 16.5" cannodale that feels a biiiiiit small.

    I cannot for the life of me decide whether or not to go w/ a small or a medium.

    I wish they had a 17.5"

    Please help!! I don't want the bike to be too big or too small...obviously.

    thanks

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    Compare the effective top tube lengths of the bikes and get one that you think will fit you better (1"more?)
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    +1 , also you need to identify what exactly makes your 'dale feel small . Is it ETT , stem , seat position etc .

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    I guess my primary area of concern is the standover height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montanamtb
    I guess my primary area of concern is the standover height.
    That should not be a concern - you ride a bike - not stand over it
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    you are correct. Thank you for setting me straight. M I will go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    That should not be a concern - you ride a bike - not stand over it

    Bingo!

    Top tube length should be your primary concern. You can customize the fit by using a stem and bar combination that best suits your needs. I could get away with riding a medium, but I prefer a large frame and short stem. But that's what suits me.

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