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May 28, 2019, 6:22 a.m. -  Vik Banerjee

People seem pretty hung up on Reach and ignore Stack when comparing bikes. Since Reach depends on Stack to make any sense that leads people to make erroneous fit assumptions. And while Eff TT has fallen out of fashion on the geo chart it's still pretty vital to pay attention to it  to understand how a bike will fit seated. And I'd add that STAs are getting steep enough that you need to understand how your body feels about them because I think we've gone far enough in the steep direction that they are causing issues for some folks who never paid much attention to STAs in their slacker days. I'm in that camp, but I notice comments popping up on forums expressing the same sentiments so I am not alone. To be fair the same was true when STAs were quite slack. It was just different people who were complaining. I bring it up because if you are one of those people who don't get on with steep STAs and find out you need/want a slacker STA and say install a 1" setback dropper on your bike it's like going up 1 full size in a lot of brands for seated fit.  So that's something you need to factor in when selecting a bike.

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