MY Mongoose has a 52 / 53 top tube and is much too big and heavy 14KG plus panniers etc
I have to sit too far forward to reach handle bars etc very small stem and consequences of that with glutes not engaged etc
Most tourers don't seem to have a small frame Trek don;t make tourers any more, Cannondale no small T1's Salsa Fargo small top tube over 53 cm Surley Long haul trucker/cross and disc similiar and the list goes on
sandieD wrote:Surley Long haul trucker/cross and disc similiar
The smallest LHT has a tt just over 490 so it should fit, but the standard spec is 11.8 kg naked, although it handles like a semi. Not sure how that compares in weight with the Vivente which is a better package imo, but worth keeping in mind. You can trim a bit of weight here and there, but you're still left with a boat anchor frame.