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June 7, 2016, 8:06 a.m. -  Vik Banerjee

#!markdown As some 29ers have gotten shorter CS I've been reading the user reports from people that made the switch and I have yet to read one out of dozens of experiences where the rider wanted longer CS vs. shorter. I'm personally not a fan of the long/low/steep STA geo thing that's fashionable these days, but I would select a shorter CS bike over a longer one given they both met my needs in other respects. I think we also need to keep in mind that what is good for a rigid bike is not necessarily good for a FS bike. A long WB rigid bike benefits from passive suspension and a less jarring ride with the rear wheel further back from the saddle. A FS bike doesn't need that since it solves the same problem with suspension.

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