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May 8, 2019, 5:52 p.m. -  Andrew Major

What 180mm cranks are you running? I ran 180mm XTs for years but went back to 175mm when I started riding Oval. I have a lot of theories on SS specific hardtail geo. Just no real forum to tackle them.  For example, wheelbase can be epic long as I’m always standing on steel switchback climbs anyways and a bike is much shorter when leaned over. By the same token headangle can be wicked slack because standing uphill steering is totally different than seated steering. I’m currently rigid with 440-ish stays (with current gearing), 1200mm wheelbase, and a ~66 HTA. I love it but when thunking down tech trails I could go longer and slacker.

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