If you really have to have it, and you can't try one, then slightly too small is better than slightly too large. Maybe a different make/model might suit you better
is it better to error on the side of big is better whenpicking what size of bike to get?
I'm buying a cannondale bad boy ss online so cant try,their web site does not have any help apart from saying it is imprtant to get it right and try before you buy(which sounds like good advice but I'm not able too) and it only seems to list the sizes as s m l x but not what sizes they are?
I;m just about 6^ and in side leg 32 and on a few other sites I've checkon this seems to be dead in the middle of L or XL so not sure which way to go as my last bike the handle bars wouldnt adjust so I need to get it right this time. cheers for any help