And what diffeence does it make?
Way back in 2005 when I bought my Ventana El Saltamontes, I wanted a bike which could do me for most things. It goes up, goes down, and goes along.
Now clearly current bike marketing implies I am compromised all over the place (though it seems to do everything I want of it).
FWIW it is definitely a bike you sit "on" rather than "in" so shifting your body about is a pre-requisite for getting down steep stuff - but isn't that the same for most bikes ?
For buggerations sake, the other day I measured the bottom bracket height (I've read no end of angst related to BB height on the El Guapo threads so it must be important).
My BB is 14" exactly with 5" bounce at either end.
Is this high ?
Why should I care ?
What difference would it make if it was lower ?
Your opinions appreciated.