fit racing bike tips - Discover the right fit of a CANNONDALE TOPSTONE for a cyclist with a height of 164 cm.
If, on the other hand, you want advice on the right frame size for you (bdc or mtb), send all your data and the model you would like to buy to:
Racing or amateur position
Current bike and size
Any problems with the current bike and size
I would gladly receive indications of the right size of the new bike I would like to buy.
Bike model: CANNONDALE TOPSTONE
Height: 164 CM
Crotch height: 73 CM
Arms length: -
Racing or amateur position: -
As you have already pointed out and hence your request for help, one is too small, one is too big.
Both require adjustments, but certainly the XS is to be preferred between the two
In reality it is also necessary to understand what use he wants to make of it, if only asphalt is good for the XS, but if he wants to also do off road, the XS is too small, the frame would become difficult to manage in off road and at this point the S.
But this bike is always assembled with a short stem, so with an S it would then be in trouble if it wanted to bring the handlebars closer.
At this point, without prejudice to the model he has chosen, I would take the XS, which I would leave unchanged.
Seeing then, one feels the need to lengthen the attack by one centimeter, nothing more.
The only flaw, a certain "reactivity" in off road, which you will have to get used to and treasure because in the end it can also be an advantage.
Great bike anyway!