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    What size Stigmata are you riding?

    Advice needed as geometry specs on website are confusing me.

    I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam and the Santa Cruz sizing guide has me down for a 58cm.
    The toptube is 22.6" (57.5mm) which seems long for a cross bike of that size especially compared to the likes of Ridley.

    Experiences of how they ride size up would be much appreciated.

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    Haven't ridden a Ridley so I can't comment on how they fit, but I am 5'9" and ride the 56cm with a 90mm stem. 58 sounds about right for you but of course that depends on your reach etc. From what I have heard, Ridley's geometry is a little different. Shorter top tubes with big standover. They wouldn't work for me.

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    Ridleys ARE different.

    My Crossbow is a 54 and I am 6'00" on the mark. Very tall compared to others. As for the Stigmata, that sounds right to me. Most advise to go as close to your road bike size as possible.
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    Thanks for the replies.
    It does make sense as I ride a 58cm Allez (TT 58.2cm) and a XL On-One Pompino (TT 57.5cm). I've tried a 56cm Stigmata and while it felt nice and 'chuckable' I need the bike for some road miles too.

    I was riding a 62!! Pro-lite Piemonte which is a similar geometry to the Ridley's. Whilst the TT @ 57cm was good it was like riding a gate and I had absolutely no standover!

    The Stigmata does appear to be an anomaly in the world of cross frames. The geometry seems to be more of road design (sloping/longer TT) compared to more of the race orientated Ridley's Emprellas etc. Is it Californian thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ackie
    Thanks for the replies.
    It does make sense as I ride a 58cm Allez (TT 58.2cm) and a XL On-One Pompino (TT 57.5cm). I've tried a 56cm Stigmata and while it felt nice and 'chuckable' I need the bike for some road miles too.

    I was riding a 62!! Pro-lite Piemonte which is a similar geometry to the Ridley's. Whilst the TT @ 57cm was good it was like riding a gate and I had absolutely no standover!

    The Stigmata does appear to be an anomaly in the world of cross frames. The geometry seems to be more of road design (sloping/longer TT) compared to more of the race orientated Ridley's Emprellas etc. Is it Californian thing?
    a 58 cm cross bike with a 57.5 TT sounds like a good fit, typically close to square is pretty common
    Ridleys are an anomaly Empellas fit differently, but they measure C=T so it looks odd. Their C-C is pretty square
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