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post #16 of 18

Re: Frame sizing among the pros

A lot of pro's try to save weight by cramming onto the smallest possible frame.
post #17 of 18

Re: Frame sizing among the pros

I agree with the small tweaks comments, especially for the domestic pros. My Klein QPro is an ex-D3 bike that was custom built with a top tube of 2 cm longer, nothing radical. You wouldn't realize it unless you measured it. Lots of times bikes get rebadged because a rider doesn't want to ride the sponsor's bike. The team manager hooks up with a bike sponsor based on the business deal, not the rider's preference. The sponsor doesn't care so long as the unwitting public still sees the correct logos. Also, some of the sprinters may favor a smaller frame, even if it is off the shelf.

A bike is a bike, go out and ride whatever you feel comfy on.
post #18 of 18

Re: Frame sizing among the pros

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Originally Posted by artmichalek
They did the same thing for Fabio Sacci. Strangely, they made a big deal out of being able to crank the custom geometries out on their standard production line, but never offered the service to their paying customers.
Actually at one time (and for a pretty short time) C'Dale did have a custom frame program, which allowed you to order a full-on custom CAAD 5. As I recall it was a pretty reasonable price for a custom too. I inquired about it at one time but never bit. This was quite a few years ago though and it has since been dropped.
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