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I'm looking for a new road bike in the $1-2K price range. I tried a GT GTR series 1 at PBK last night, Al + carbon stays. Nice bike, but I found it too long across the top tube, and they said it couldn't be adjusted enough to make it a decent ride for me. So does anyone know bikes that may be somewhat shorter across the top? I guess I have short arms.

I've been looking at the Motobecane sprint at bikesdirect.com but I'm a little reluctant to buy online if fitting's going to be an issue.

Thanks for any pointers.
 

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Sorry not to respond sooner - I had some site problems.

I'm 52 yo, 5'9" with 30" inseam in bike shoes, so I've been looking at 54 cm frames. I've been riding all my life, but have been on a hybrid Giant for commuting for the past 10 years or so. Before that, I rode an Al Trek. I went on a couple of long rides this summer and realized a) how much fun long rides are and b) how much more fun they would be on a more reasonable bike. I'm pretty fit in general (jzmarathon should give you a clue as to my main sport). So while I haven't been riding road bikes lately, I do know how it's supposed to feel, and that one wasn't right.

I'm looking for a bike for 30-100 mile rides, and want this to be a bike that I keep for a while. In other words, I'm willing to commit some bucks to this, although with the mileage I expect, not too outlandishly.

Thanks
 
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