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Wondering if the flatter brake lovers are also shorter riders or running higher (relative) stack. Remi doesn't look that tall, so even with his stem slammed, his bars are probably at the level of his saddle. I totally understand why a short dude on a 160mm fork would feel comfortable with flatter leavers. Also, he probably has smaller hands so the lever would feel closer to the finger when higher up. I tried running above 45 deg and hated it - but I've had the same lever angle since 1995.
As for the chocolate foot thing - I had to start running the opposite foot as I would get knee pain on long descents on my chocolate side. It didn't take long to get comfortable running goofy. Also, running the same foot forwards all the time leads to imbalance in your hips - shortening some muscles, overusing others. Now that I swap back and forth I no longer get knee pain.
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