Thanks for the feedback Andrew, I am also long of leg and short of torso but may still give 170s a try at my height.
Great write-up! Quick question though...why longer cranks for the slack seat angle? I also prefer a slacker SA but at 5'6" have been wondering about shorter cranks (170 instead of 175), but now you have me second guessing myself!
I second this! Sweep is where it is at for me, tried some salsa bars at 11 deg and has helped a nagging shoulder injury. Would love to try these if the Mrs. didn't already get me some new loam grips to try.
Joined the comments this year because of the thoughtful commentary/discussion.
In a year where we lost such big players in the print world, it has been nice to find that same quality and care here...and that spills into the community/comments. Keep up the good work and this east coast rider will keep coming back!
How tall are you? The Cotic BeFe Max may be up your alley...440 chain stays I believe. They have been pushing long rear centers for a while now (I think the owner Cy is tall). I can verify they make nice riding bikes as well (I have a Soul 27.5) may want to give them a look.
No problem! I have always found it curious why there are not more pieces in that vein. Like you, bikes have always been a little bit "adult Lego" and tinkering for the sake of it is just a part of it. So if you can test a wide range of stuff, why not mess around with set-up...to me that is part of the fun!
Andrew, first, love these articles (finally created an account to comment).
I have been riding mtb since roughly 97-98 with lots of nagging injuries and these bike-fit exercises allow some of us to get some guidance on how to keep riding as we age. I moved to a wide 11° bar after the sqlabs article and can ride longer with less pain. Please keep up the good work! (That goes for the rest of NSMB.com as well).