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Sept. 26, 2019, 10:08 a.m. -  Vik Banerjee

You have to choose your poison. Either you accept a generic geo that's not made for you, but some "average" rider with whom you only share some traits with or you make your own choices and assume the risk you don't make good ones. Splitting the difference are designs that have some adjustability \[CS length, FC length, shock bolt placement, HTA/STA\] so the bike designer can put the bike in a zone she feels comfortable will work for the "average" rider and specific customers can adjust aspects of the geo to suit them with no risk since they can just go back to the "average" stock settings. People have been building custom bikes successfully for many years so it's not like the Atherton approach is totally novel. Part of the custom build process is the customer requesting specific design/performance elements and the builder considering the requests and providing feedback for areas that they think merit concern or further consideration. We face the same issues with suspension. You either deal with a generic tune which you adjust to the best of your ability or you get your suspension reworked so it's setup specifically for your needs.

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