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March 30, 2023, 7:55 a.m. -  Flatted-again

I honestly think a steep STA paired with an offset switchgrade thing that moves the saddle to a position where it's more suitable for flat terrain, with a single nose down position that then brings the saddle back to the original steep STA would work great. At least, for my usage. Maybe some numbers would help illustrate what I'm envisioning: Say a 78° STA is the starting point. That's a bit too steep for me to ride on flat terrain, even with riser bars (puts too much pressure on my hands) but is perfect with a nose down for steep trails. A 10-20mm rearward offset moves it to maybe a 76.5° STA (I'm probably off by a degree or so) which seems pretty great for the flat stuff. The switchgrade forward position then changes the STA by about a degree so we're back to around 77-78. Now that I think about it, I wonder if part of why if may be better suited for a Fs is that when climbing there’s a hair more weight over the rear suspension, which slackens things up even more.

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