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I do ride a Planet X tri bike, and I'm on a small from them. Since they do also make an XS and XXS you might want to check that out, too.
Those are the only ones I have experience with, but I really like them both.
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Have you considered custom? A good friend of mine who is 5'2 bought a custom Elite that she loves. She went out to Philly to work with them on her fit and she is VERY happy with her bike. This was not her first bike so she really appreciates finally being on a bike that fits her. And I don't think the price is outrageous either.
Found out that my torso is a bit longer than most females....so that's why I can never keep a shirt tucked in!!!!!!! hehe
If she does indeed have some different dimensions that would fix the problem.
Just my 2 cents.
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Is she attached to the idea of a tri bike?
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Anyway...the fit (according to my tribikefittingguru) isn't only one of comfort. If that were the case I could probably get by with a 47 or 48, my reach is long enough to accomodate the top tube, easily. His point is that even if I get onto one of those bikes, the seat will be dropped to all the way to the post and I won't get any more aero than I do on my roadie with the clip-on aero bars. His suggestion is that he could actually get me into a more aero position with a road frame, a forward post and tri bike bars/end shifters. I don't know...I'm concerned that there will be stability issues. I'm not competetive for the podium anyway, but I am planning to do IM 2009 (Madison) so I want to be stable and comfortable...of course I want to be as aero as I can, but a super agressive position isn't the top thing on my list right now.
I've considered a custom frame but I think that's probably cost-prohibitive. To those who have them or have checked into them, what are the actual costs like? If I have to fly somewhere to be measured that will take up a lot of my bike budget.
To the poster who said she's built more like a man and doesn't need the women's specific frame, I know where you're coming from! If they made bikes for short men, I would be on one for sure. As it is I had to switch out the narrow "ladies" handlebars on my roadie for standard width.
I know QRoo is coming out with a 44 cm women's tri bike for 2008 and I'm on an email waiting list for when it actually hits the streets. I may end up hanging my hopes on that.
I'll google the trilite...thanks again
It sounds like I am almost the same size as you (just over 5ft tall, longish torso). For several years, I've been riding a Trek WSD 43cm road frame that I built up as a TT bike. It's been fine, but I really wanted to upgrade a little and get a real TT frame. After many consults and bike fittings, I was convinced I'd have to go custom (which is still out of my price range) until I tried Elite's T-class smallest stock frame (650c wheels). It is PERFECT. I don't know how fast it is yet since I haven't wanted to get it all salty on the WI roads, but the fit is great.