Advice for the correct size

by evroniano   May 30, 2013  

I'd like to purchase a new road bike, a battaglin s11 sora and I'd like to make sure I pick the right size for me.

I've taken all the measures requested by competitive cyclist fit calculator and this is the result

what do you think ?

here it is the geometry of the frame

Thank you very much for your help

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I'd probably go with M, from the measurements I'm guessing you're somewhere in the 55-56 bike size range. Also if I couldn't find the right size, I'd rather go with a bike a bit too small rather than one bit too large.

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posted by ricolek [37 posts]
30th May 2013 - 13:44

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It looks as though you have long legs for your height, so will need to ensure you don't end up with a top tube that's too long. I think if you go for Large you will end up having to get a short stem.

posted by tradescant [13 posts]
30th May 2013 - 14:33

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The most important measurement to get right is top tube - B, so around 540 in your 1st 2 fits, right between S and M
Seat tube can always be adjusted with seat post height
If you are 178 tall I'd go with M, esp as head tube D is pretty short on the S
I'd try some out with a similar top tube in a shop to check if poss to check reach
For the same as Eddy fit 2 you'd need a 90-100mm stem

posted by jengy [64 posts]
30th May 2013 - 14:57

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That isn't my kind of bike, the head tube is too short Smile

Or to put it another way, the top tube is too long

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posted by vorsprung [285 posts]
30th May 2013 - 16:48

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it turns out the measures of B and C are inverted, as a result for the M the B is 535 mm while the C is 550 mm, for the L the B is 560 mm while the C is 575 mm
I've just spoken with battaglin customer service

posted by evroniano [4 posts]
31st May 2013 - 15:33

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