Niika, After reading your posts, I really thought you were not going to be in contention for the Cuda Comp and were going for the frame manbeer had.
So I was suprised you were bidding on it. Sorry about that. It is what it is..
I am 5'7 with a 30" inseam and 32.5 sleeve length. The deal about Barracudas and what I think the seller of the Cuda Comp was getting at in his posted Q & A, is that the top tube on a 14" is as long as the top tube on like a 16" Klein or Specialized. (or what is now considered the norm for a 16") So, it may be more about the stretch to the handlebars than the climb-over height. I am a short guy and like a little extra gonad room..
But a 16" Barracuda, to me, is a little long. If you look at my A2M, I have a short stem to compensate for the stretch length. I tell the story in another post that I started out riding GT's. They have shorter that normal top tubes. I was finding myself indo'ing (end over end) the GT on downhills, frequently... To the point that I was looking for a short bike with long top tube.
Enter the A2M.. I found it great on the downhills. Is what I like about the Barracudas..
It still remains to be seen what the Cuda Comp's size actually is. It looks longer that my 14" A2M with the same height of seat tube..?? May just be a stretch distorted image.
Again, sorry for snaking the Cuda Comp out from under you..T...