My wife has been riding her V1 Bronson since 2015. She doesn't like to take air or drops but she will clean trails the likes of upper oil can, dales, pingu/pangor etc. She is looking for something to make the downs a little more sure footed. She is 5'7", 120lbs, very fit and likes to climb as much as descend. We put a flat bar and a 55mm stem on the Bronson as she felt too upright with the 50mm stem and 20mm riser the bike came with. Her position on her Bronson is pretty good but she could likely have a little more length without too much difficulty.
We were going back and forth between the sb150 and sb130 as the 150 with the 170 fork seemed like a lot considering her penchant for pedaling tech uphills and the 130 seemed to miss the mark on making the downhills sure footed. The Megatower looks like it might be the ticket. Wondering on peoples thoughts and specifically with sizing. The stack on the megatower is significantly more than her old bronson. We could go with a flat bar and no spacers and it would probably work out ok. The reach/ETT on the small would still give her a little more length which makes me think the small might be a better fit. Considering the wheelbase is increasing by 7-10 cm, she would probably appreciate the tighter wheelbase on the small with the lower stack.
Anyone think she should definitely go with the Med? I have limited experience on the super long TT's released in the last couple of years. Anyone think she should definitely go with a Yeti? Which one? Why?I included the Geo for the megatower as well as her old geo in bold. I would definitely appreciate peoples thoughts, especially if you've gone through a similar process yourself in the past year or two.
Megatower vs Bronson V1 Med
Reach 425mm 450mm 403mm
Stack 607mm 616mm 594mm
Head Tube Angle 65° 65° 67°
Seat Tube Length 380mm 405mm 432mm
Front Center 743mm 772mm
BB Height 343mm 343mm 346mm
BB Drop 29mm 29mm
Wheelbase 1178mm 1207mm 1108mm
Chainstay Length 435mm 435mm 439mm
Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 90mm
Top Tube Length 567mm 596mm 554mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.8° 76.7° 73
Standover Height 702mm 714mm 718mm
Eye to Eye Length 230mm 230 mm