I recently bought a new bike frame, and I'm thinking if there might be some issues since the new frame's a bit larger than the old one.
The old frame was size 50, the new one's 52. I did some googling before I bought it, and some sites said that with my height (163.5 cm) anything from size 50-52 should be fine.
One of my concerns is with the standover height, as I have a 75cm inseam (barefoot), and the standover on the bike is at 76cm. With shoes on, my crotch is right up on the top tube. I haven't had any mishaps or issues with it, so I'm not sure if it's something to be worried about.
Another is that I might be putting too much weight on the handlebars since my hands feel numb after riding for a while. I'm using riser bars, paired with a 90mm +7 degree stem.
I'm not sure if the numbness has anything to do with the bike being too long, or I just need to use more of my core when riding (I'm not exactly the healthiest, hence I'm riding my bike for fitness).
I tried swapping out the stem for a 60mm one, and that kinda got rid of the numbness, but it felt too short and I felt cramped while riding it. I found myself wanting to stretch out more, if that makes sense.
Would using a slightly shorter stem (70mm I reckon) be a better option? I really like the frame, and wouldn't want to spend more money if I could, so buying a new frame is my last resort.