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nobrakes71: For someone who's 179 cm, I think 54s is on the large side, still possible to get a good fit with a shorter stem, but maybe 52s or 57 traditional would be a better choice?
nobrakes71 wrote:eurperg: just out of curiosity: what's your height and inseam measure?
I'm planning to order a C59, and was recommended a 54s by the dealer. I'm 179cm height and 88cm inseam, but I'm thinking if the 54s is going to be a bit too big, and the 52s would be better.
Apologies for briefly stealing your post - but any thoughts on the above would be appreciated.
I am 180ish and have an 88 inseam in cycling shorts. I ride Colnagos in 56 and 57cm. Recently got the 56 and I slightly prefer it to the 57. Anything from 56-58 is in the fit zone for you, but you need to know your preferred saddle height and how much drop you can handle. The top of your saddle should be between 17 and 19 cm or so above your top tube unless your proportions are very skewed. I've had a 58 and it is more suited to a 70s old school type of fit where you'd have downtube shifters and non-aero levers and spend less time on the hoods; it feels much larger than the 57.
for that reason my fit range is more between the 54-58.
I have tried Colnago sizes 54,55,56 custom ( with lower top tube),56, 57 and 58
I prefer the regular 56 on a 120mm stem, it provides the most balanced ride.
I can ride the 54-55 with a longer stem but I feel I am too forward, or the 57-58 with shorter stem but I feel the bike is too big and the top tube a bit too high.
I think I'll be able to arrange a test ride on a 54s, and will let you know how I get on. If it's too big, it will be obviously be a 52s for me. I'm now also thinking whether I should consider a traditional frame and get a 57, which is right in between sizes and might provide a better fit.
Apologies again for stealing the thread!
Too many nice gravel roads to avoid with high profile wheels here. This is where the fun begins:
The C59 frame is probably beefier than my Kuota CX frame, at least it doesn't feel soft when I squeeze it with my fingers. And small dings in cranks and bb, who cares...
very well done, the early Hyperons without red accents are the best looking to my taste.
The only things I would "improve" on this bike would be a less bulky saddle and a horizontal top tube....
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