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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:38 am 
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I'm looking to build a new all-purpose bike that is suitable for brevets (especially when larger tires & fenders are needed), commuting, and rail-trails/gravel paths with the kids. I was initially torn between a Sport and a Crosshairs, but finally convinced myself that the Crosshairs would provide greater versatility without significant weight or performance penalty.

My current primary bike is a 59cm Litespeed Classic (57.5 TT). The frame is just a smidge long for me, so I compensated with a 90mm stem. Saddle to bar drop is right at 2 inches w/ 40mm of spacers and an 8 deg stem on rise. Configured this way it fits my long limbs/short torso just fine.

In looking at Crosshairs geometry, I'm leaning toward the 56 cm frame based on its 57cm TT length and general wisdom that a smaller frame should be selected when moving to a CX frame. Any input from the collective would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Gunther the Biker


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:24 pm 
Hi Gunther,

The Crosshairs is indeed our most versatile platform. If I also got your BB to top of saddle height, I can project them onto out stock geometry and you can see how it will look.

Easier to do this off-line: dave@waterfordbikes.com


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:59 pm 
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Thanks for your help Dave!

GtB


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