5'3" (1,60m) tall women.
28.25" (72cm) inseam (short legs).
Lowest front end possible. The road bike would also be used on TT's with add-on extensions.
Following the "race what you can afford to replace" statement, framesets in the $1000. range are targeted.
Thanks for your suggestions
I've targeted the Cannondale CAAD12 (even the CAAD10) but wondering wich size has the less drawbacks possible between size 44 (short top tube, angles) and 48 ( higher front end , saddle position (aft)...
Only available in size 48, seat tube lenght 53.5 . EDIT: Found it. They're available like the CAAD10 in women's sizes
Best choice seems like the CAAD10 in size 48 "standard". Women's 44's top tube is SHORT !! And angles, I really don't know...
I'm beginning to look at the Trek Emonda ALR in size 47. Size 50....I don't like the "high" front end ( 130 mm head tube lenght !!) .
Used frames choices welcomed also ...
Look at stack and reach instead of top tube / seat tube length. Consider ludicrously short stems or smaller wheels if you really cannot fit a stock frame geometry.
CAAD12 has not so low stack, more than 51cm.
My 49cm Look381i has 504mm stack and 385mm reach: I've found that new off-the-rack frames are generally higher in stack and shorter reach. So it's no mean feat to find an off-the-rack frame with low stack.
The XS Nitrogen also looks really slick, which helps
The best thing about Argon18 is they carry a large spectrum of frame sizes, for most of their frames. Unlike Canyon for example, their XXS is only available with the Aeroad or the high end Ultimates
The top end Argon18 frames are too pricey for me ( and with Astana and Aru's visibility in the TDF prices are not going to drop...) but I might take a look at the Gallium in XXS (at my LBS), wich is still a super frame and has a great road race geometry with very low front end .
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