Between frame sizes - : Going larger frame vs going smaller frame

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by Hellgate

I'd recommend going smaller, if that is the only choice. Otherwise find a frame that fits correctly, or have a custom frame made. Riding a compromise is just that, a compromise.

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by sooni

fogman wrote:Sizing up will usually require a 10mm shorter stem. Many race geometry frames are designed to handle best with a 110-120mm stem. You may also need a zero offset seatpost when sizing up.

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Wouldn't this depend on the size of the frame? Modern 50-52cm frames generally come standard with a 90mm stem.

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