Nick B wrote:
I went to 4 bike shops today looking for a road bike. Did my research before hand and knew what frame size I was looking for based on Stack/Reach and seat tube angle.
4/4 bike shops told me the bike I wanted was too small for me and tried to get me to stand over a bike to see if a bigger one fit. I politely tried to point out the horizontal size difference between 4 frame sizes was very small and a simple change in stem size and spacers could easily make up the difference. After many incorrect comments, I walked out.
How are the LBS in your area?
Did you consider the possibility that your "research' was wrong? Maybe you, in fact, do need a larger frame.
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