Bike sizing for the longer leg... Cannondale synapse?
I'm coming over from mountain bike riding to road riding and figured it was time to get something that doesn't have as much tyre noise as a old landrover on the road.
I'm 191cm with a 92cm inseam and long arms too.
Today I was fitted on a 58cm Cannondale synapse, knee angle was good on the measurement gauge and my knee came above the ball of my foot on the pedal axle using a plumb line with horizontal pedals.
I felt a little stretched out but my back was apparently quite upright and when in the hoods the front hub was visible about half way up the stem between the steerer and bars. I assume my flexibility will improve with time allowing me to flatten my back angle. Would that imply that I need a 61cm frame with a shorter stem to start to give me somewhere to go in the future?
They unfortunately didn't have a 61cm in stock to try.
Is the hub visibility in relation to the bars rule of thumb worth paying attention to?