So, as its not obvious from the photos below, I a am short. 5'4 or so to be exact.(this lolcat to the left is not me, just so its clear, thought i echo its sentiment)
Finding a cross bike that fits me is not so easy. But I've saved some $ and really want to buy a new complete cross bike for the fall.
Salsa and Redline both make small cross bikes. I can get a Salsa with Rival, Askiums and some nice parts for more than the Redline Conquest Pro (Rival, less nice parts) but less than the Team (Ultegra, perhaps equivalent parts).
What to do? Any advice?