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I wouldn't quite say you need to work it to get the bike to corner, but being
active and aggressive over the front definitely produced better results and
let the bike's personality come out.
Slow speed tech: down is better than up, but all bikes in this category should
be similar. Your question about climbing is good b/c I can answer specifically
- if you have a similar trail on the shore re: going down, I might be able to
There are definitely times when a steeper HA would help with steep climbs, but
not on Old Buck - that's just a grunt no matter what you're riding (to me, at
least). When it gets tighter then yes, you're going to feel that slack HA and
need to overcome it with precise body positioning. But that's the game, right?
I'll take those 65 degrees and laugh all the way down. There are always
compromises but the Nomad splits the difference really well. The 74º seat tube
angle is key.
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