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May 22, 2020, 9:32 a.m. -  Andy Eunson

Yes. I tried my Chameleon at the longest chainstay length. Climbs better and I sense no effect on other aspects of handling. 150 36 on it too. No idea what the seat tube angle is. Some interweb experts will tell you that the geometry will be destroyed and ruined. And the warranty will be void. We know better.  Being short I guess I don’t really get the steep seat angle thing. I need to be balanced on the saddle while pedalling. If my bb is to far back under me it causes me to lean forward and my hands go numb. Raising the bar alleviates this but sitting more upright is less efficient for laying down the power. The modern road fitting set up will get a rider on a trainer and while pedalling in a moderate gear you take both hands off the bar and slowly sit up. If you slide forward or pedal harder and faster or engage the core too much it’s because your balance is off. You move the saddle rearward to get weight balanced.

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