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I cannot be the only one wanting to read the Ripmo sequel to this review, can I?
Probably does not have to be a long term one either to give an answer to the question is it what you are looking for.
My classic XC geometry HT's STA is 73° with saddle rails being some 800mm from BB. To compensate for 432mm chainstays I run the saddle slightly set forward.
Out of curiosity, what seat angle your custom hardtail is sporting?
I believe that for a HT going beyond 75.5° is pushing it over, while for a FS bike this should be the minimum (a real STA is also to be considered when judging the real effective steepness).
I'm in AJ's height territory so the stated above might not be suitable to someone in a smaller frame size bracket.
What I'm getting hard to be sold on are this super-steep seat angles. I believe not to be the only one in this regard. Has the design overshot the optimum?
Also, would a bike with such a high STA be better paired with longer or shorter cranks? Here's an idea for a field test, multiple length cranks.
Your Megatower numbers are off since you used the XXL stack instead of the XL one. Otherwise I like your approach.
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