Is there a difference between Compact and Sloping frames

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by janiejones, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. janiejones

    janiejones New Member

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    Is there a difference between what is often called compact (like Giant's OCR) and sloping top tube frames - for example, Ridley offer sloping frames such as the Boreas, Helium etc that are listed as "sloping top tube" but they also offer a frame called "Campact" which is named the same size for example a "small" but has different (smaller) measurements from the Boreas "small".

    So is there such a thing as a "traditional" frame with a slightly sloping top tube.

    The Treks seem traditional? Are they? looking at Allen Davis, you first think his frame is too big - but then you go hang on...

    I'm getting a little confused about frame sizing these days.
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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  3. hd reynolds

    hd reynolds New Member

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    This is a recurring topic... I suggest you search the forum and just read the old thread.
     
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