my brother is only 5'3" and he is planning to get a road bike eventually. but does not want to go down to 650c.
i realize it will be hard to find a 700c bike to fit to him. but at his budget i would hope that there is a bike somewhere out there that has a horizontal top tube measurement under 50cm. im just having trouble locating a make and model that would fit him. he wants to get more serious about biking, but without something with the proper fit, i dont know where thats gonna go.
i will take his measurements tonight and get his recommended geometry from the bike fit calculator online. then update this post with the ranges.