I want to buy myself a bike. As you may know, buying a road bike for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. There is countless number of brands to choose from. On top of that, I also have to consider size & fit, various levels of components, frame and fork materials. At the same time I have to fit all of this within a reasonable price range. Can you give me some advice for compact bike frame sizes?
The most accurate way to determine what bike size is the best for you is to go and visit the professional. He will take measures and find the best possible brand, or multiple brands of bikes that will fit you. That is what most people do.