TRIBAN 3 size guide help??
Any one own a Btwin Triban 3? I am just thinking of buying an new bike, but as it is now post credit crunch I will not be able to spend as I wish (Wife/children need feeding/clothing ect). I want a proper set of wheels but finding the right bike second hand that will fit me for the right price and spec is hard and I am giving up hope! I am 5,5 and have a 31' inside leg I read on RCC under £500 road bikes that the Carrera TDF and the Btwin are now for sale at £300 but the Bbtwin has carbon forks and is getting good reviews. My problem is, I can go and sit on the TDF but will have to buy the Btwin blind! The Sizing guide online is not to me definitive and does not fill me with confidence (if I ring up the store will I be able to speak to some one who rides?). Do I need the 48cm or should I go for the 51cm? I currently ride hybrid that has a compact 17' frame so I have got used to a lot of standover and a shorter top tube (I am also now getting a bit older too!!), My previous road bike is pre children and is long gone! Please could some one in the know give me some advice as to what is best for me.