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Jan. 14, 2021, 4:35 a.m. -  Lynx .

Making a "new" reply here with regards to the statement most make about tri-athletes and steep STAs. Those who don't know any better or who don't actually look too close and study the overall body geometry, miss it, but the upright seated position of MTB riders on steep STA bikes is nothing like that of a tri-athlete on a steep STA bikel. They (tris) can still produce power because of the fact that they aren't sat upright like a bolt, but are instead are bent/folded over, giving the same effective hip angle as someone sitting upright on a slacker STA bike. If you look at the hip angles of an MTBerĀ  sat on a modern bike with steep STA vs a TriAthlete sat on a bike with the same steep STA, you will clearly and easily se the huge difference. You can then from there do some research and learn that the world record weights for seated leg press vs standing squats, is twice as much for the seated leg press. If you then look at the hip angles and body geometry, you will see that the positions look very similar to those on a bike, depending on what STA you have and how much saddle to bar drop you use. The argument is sometimes brought up that the "XC Pros" don't seem to be having any trouble with the modern steeper STAs, but no one looks to compare the saddle to bar drop and effective hip angle achievedĀ  by this. Take a look at this stuff to get educated and understand body dynamics and mechanics.

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