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Bike Sizing

I am currently looking at the Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0. I am am 172 cm tall with an inseam of 76 cm. I am right on the cutoff between Small and Extra Small. The website suggests that I get a XS but I was wondering if somebody could tell me the disadvantages and advantages of both going for the smaller on or the bigger one. Thank you for your help in advance!


  • wongataawongataa Posts: 1,001
    In general going for the smaller option is best. It is easier to get a good fit a bit too small bike than a bit too large bike with such things as longer stems if required. If the bike is a bit big you could hit the limits of how much you can reduce the reach etc before it is correct for you.
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