There doesn’t seem to be a way to have a compact 160mm Alps/enduro bike that’s great when stood up bombing downhill but isn’t overly cramped when sat down peddling. I’m 5'8 and so have to have a medium frame to avoid it feeling like a gate. The geometry tends to be great for DH with shortish top tube and stem - but then overly cramped when you’re sat down.
In the past a layback seat post solves the problem - I’m not after XC race angles just a bigger distance between my arse and my fists when spinning back to the top of the hill. But now we all want dropper posts with no layback so that’s not an option anymore.
The only other fix I have found is to push my saddle as far back as it will go on the rails (well past the minimum safe position). Due to the nature of the bike (and my lack of super pro skills) this inevitably leads to bending of the saddle when the bike lands upside down at speed - and there is only so many times you can bend them back.
I did have a KS I900which had a tiny amount of layback but that recently died and my new one has none as all.
I suppose I have to resign myself to changing my saddle more often than my brake pads??