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Feb. 9, 2020, 11:20 p.m. -  Mark

I don’t know the angles off hand but that bike is a 2015 Instinct which does duty as the xc bike. I don’t have the flip chip set to slack and for sure the geo is not like a 2-3 yr old trail bike, but it’s not exactly a relic either. It suits me well for what I use it for. Might a shorter seat provide some benefits? Maybe, but I hardly ever stand when I climb and that ability to slide forward an inch or two for maybe 5m of trail the odd time it happens serves me well. I can think of 2 or 3 spots where it happens and with the nose down it’s not unbearable. The rest of the time the nose down position works well on the climbs.  I’m not a gear whore by any stretch of the imagination and suffer a bit from cheapoitis so getting a new seat would only happen if I needed one or it was some major revelation.  I’m still not on Cush core and only got onto a dropper with the new bikes this past year.  Shit, I was still riding that old SX Trail I bought off of you in 2005 until the fall of  2018. I definitely got my money’s worth out of that bike.

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