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Old 02-14-2018, 01:02 PM
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cannondale super six evo 2017

Hi,

I had a super six 54cm and I feeled good but I have a killer deal on new 52cm 2017 evo.

Im 5'10'' and 32.2 '' inseam, do you think I could be ok on it.

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Old 02-14-2018, 01:40 PM
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I am about 1/2" taller and about same inseam and rode a 56cm Evo, but if the 54cm worked that's what matters. So going to the 52cm really doesn't seem like a big issue to me. You lose a little in the reach, with a TT about 1.5 less, so a longer stem would work to stretch you out a little. Shorter HT (and corresponding stack) so might need a few spacers to get back to the same point, but most of the angles and measurements otherwise are quite close.

I don't think it's that dramatic especially since you are staying with the same model/manufacturer. I personally don't get overly hung up on decisions like this and figure within reason I can make a frame work.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:14 AM
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A 5'-10" person has no business on a 52 cm frame, in my humble opinion. Can it be made to fit? Sure. But that doesn't mean it is a good idea to do so.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:14 PM
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I'm 5'10" with a 31.5" inseam and I currently ride a 52cm Evo. I used to ride a 54cm Evo a few years back, but traded it for a 52cm CAAD10, then further to a 52cm Evo.

Fits like a glove and handles just fine. The geo differences are minimal between the current gen and the prior gen but you'll fit regardless.

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Old 02-15-2018, 05:45 PM
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I'm 5'10" with a 31.5" inseam and I currently ride a 52cm Evo. I used to ride a 54cm Evo a few years back, but traded it for a 52cm CAAD10, then further to a 52cm Evo.

Fits like a glove and handles just fine. The geo differences are minimal between the current gen and the prior gen but you'll fit regardless.

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Old 02-15-2018, 05:52 PM
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as i said, I ride 54 since 10 years (always cannondale)

at the same price I can have these 2 bikes.
the black is 2017- dura ace 2 (mechanical) with hollogram wheels in 54 (no quark powermeter)

the other one, the team 2016 on dura ace DI2 - in 52. this is my dilema

both the stem is low, even more o the 52, on mine, I keeped the 15mm conic spacer. with the 52 I would be 2cm lower at the front.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:57 PM
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If you've ridden a 54 for the past 10 years, then why change a thing? Even if the 52 is considerably cheaper.. If it doesn't fit, then you'll end up spending more than just buying a 54 in the first place
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:25 PM
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If you've ridden a 54 for the past 10 years, then why change a thing? Even if the 52 is considerably cheaper.. If it doesn't fit, then you'll end up spending more than just buying a 54 in the first place
I know but one fitter told me that the 52 would be ok.. ;-)
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:49 PM
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Can it be made to fit? Sure. But that doesn't mean it is a good idea to do so.
This exactly.

Even though a fitter suggested that it would work, it doesn't translate to BUY A 52. Sizing down from a 54 to a 52 worked for me because it's exactly what I needed.

This is what my 54 looked like



Based on your current setup (assuming it's this Evo you're selling), sizing down to a 52 wouldn't be doing you any favors

In the end, it's up to you
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:02 PM
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I know but one fitter told me that the 52 would be ok.. ;-)
to me it looks you are better off with a 54, there's plenty seat post extension as it is, going one size down would bring that from plenty to too much

what is your saddle height ?
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:10 PM
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to me it looks you are better off with a 54, there's plenty seat post extension as it is, going one size down would bring that from plenty to too much

what is your saddle height ?
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:26 AM
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as I wrote earlier, a 52 would be too small
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:21 AM
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I disagree.

I've had a 54 and 52 CAAD9 and CAAD10, and ridden many Cannondales from 52-56 (I'm 5'10" also).

I can ride any of the 3 sizes, depending on the drop I prefer and/or the stem length I prefer for handling purposes. I tend to like the smaller bike, and can handle a lot of drop, so I'm on a 52 (a Gunnar Roadie right now).

I've ridden a 56 enough to know it feels far too tall for my preferences.

Stack and reach dimensions will help you know what you'll need to do, stem-wise, to put your hands where you need them.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:19 AM
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I disagree.

I've had a 54 and 52 CAAD9 and CAAD10, and ridden many Cannondales from 52-56 (I'm 5'10" also).

I can ride any of the 3 sizes, depending on the drop I prefer and/or the stem length I prefer for handling purposes. I tend to like the smaller bike, and can handle a lot of drop, so I'm on a 52 (a Gunnar Roadie right now).

I've ridden a 56 enough to know it feels far too tall for my preferences.

Stack and reach dimensions will help you know what you'll need to do, stem-wise, to put your hands where you need them.
Yep,
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For me the 56 is too big.
And 52 would be ok, except the guy slammed the stem. So my drop would be too much.


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