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Jan. 18, 2023, 3:44 p.m. -  Andrew Major

I’ve had the opportunity to ride quite a few bikes. For a dually I prefer somewhere around a 75d STA (whatever effective number it takes for me to have the equivalent of an actual 75d at climbing height that is) and on the hardtail closer to 74d.  Of the longer travel bikes I’ve ridden nothing has fit me as well as the large Banshee Titan once mulleted in terms of the balance of pedaling position, Reach, ample Stack, front-rear weight distribution (long stays), etc. I was running it with a 170mm fork and -1d angleset. It’s a bike I wish more people - riders and designers - could throw a leg over. ——— “_Also, I don't know if the point of these articles are for people who have things like 2022 Ranges or Privateers or whatever to read it and go "hmm, you know what, I think I need to go back and pick up a 2014 Banshee/Kona. That's what my riding is missing!"._” Hahahaha. Sell your new carbon Nomad and buy a 2014 Kona Process 153 - over-forked with an Angleset, mulleted, etc.  Yeah, no. Although, I had two people on the latest greatest tell me after the Nomad min-max went live that they thought with a size bigger than they used to ride that V3 Nomad could easily work for them still if that’s what means allowed - riding all the same stuff they do on their current rigs! That’s strong praise.

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