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    BMC Road Racer SL 01/Rival $1700

    I'm not that familiar with BMC bikes, but this seemed like an ok deal from Competitive Cyclist:

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...bike-6950.html

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    it's a great bike,imho..

    i bought the frame frm CC & spec'dit myself.
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    Just ordered mine can't wait.

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    Very hard to choose a frame size with these types of geometry. I ride a 57 cm top tube on a 56.5 cm centre to centre seat post. What did you guys order? That would be a large for me, but ....a 49.5 cm seat tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EverydayRide
    Very hard to choose a frame size with these types of geometry. I ride a 57 cm top tube on a 56.5 cm centre to centre seat post. What did you guys order? That would be a large for me, but ....a 49.5 cm seat tube?
    Well, I came off a Cannondale (granted a much older Cannondale) with a 58.5 top tube & 130mm stem.

    I am 6'2" .

    Both of my BMC are XL's and fit really nicely with a 120mm stem. I dont know your specs but I would say maybe the large.

    The best course is to use the CC fit calculator and give them a call. CC is helpful.
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    I ordered the large. I am just shy of 6'. I have a soma right now with a 58.8 top tube and it always feels to big I never seem to be comfortable on it and I had a Spec. Roubaix with a 56.5 TT and always felt great on it. So I went with the L because it has a 56.5 TT. The sizes are pretty confusing though but always go with TT length it always seems to matter most for fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EverydayRide
    Very hard to choose a frame size with these types of geometry. I ride a 57 cm top tube on a 56.5 cm centre to centre seat post. What did you guys order? That would be a large for me, but ....a 49.5 cm seat tube?
    I'm in the same sort of conundrum. I need to figure out how to measure myself for the comp cycles thing. My current bike doesn't really fit me and I don't even have the geometry breakdown to compare, so translating what I feel to this thing is a bit nuts for someone as green as myself. I'm between medium and large sizes but considering my inseam I'm afraid I'll be looking through my legs while I ride with the size of the headtube on the medium.
    "Do I need to tell you what the f*ck you can do with an aluminum tube? ALUMINUM!"

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    The seat tube length really does not matter regarding fit. It is a factor of how much angle there is on the TT.
    Well trained....well rested......pick one!

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    guide by TT. thats the important measure . bmc's have long tt. Im usually 51, I got a 49 on bmc

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    rule of thumb I hear the most on BMC bikes: "they run larger"
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