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I'm a first time poster and relatively new to biking having started about 5 months ago. I am currently riding an older Trek road bike that was given to me and is a 58cm frame which I know is too big for me. I am considering buying a new road bike (Motobecane Le Champion SL). From all I have read and also from having been measured at two local bike shops it seems the ideal frame size for me would be 55cm which of course is not offered. Would it be better to go up to a 56cm or go down to a 54cm? Help!!
 

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I'm 5'8" and weigh 155. I wear 32" length pants and a 31" waist (if that is a help?!) and probably am average build as far as leg and arm lengths for my height.
 

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Thanks for the great info, especially the sizing chart for Motobecanes. If after all the measuring I still find that the "perfect" fit is a size not offered is it better to go one size up or one size down in general? What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of either?
 
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