legend - Member
Being able to dismount risk free seems pretty important.
in what scenario? More often than not when it's all going tits up I'll be trying to find a safe way out of the front door rather than the side
few weeks ago down a trail with a small (50cm) drop off at the bottom
1st mate went launched it I was more timid turned out the small puddle at the bottom was a wheel sucking bog, nearly stopped me short threw me forward and onto the top tube, only the low standover on my frame saved me, mate following with not such a low top tube did same as me but bounced off his nuts, went over the bars, broke his new garmin, ripped his jacket and bent his rear mech, which folded into his back wheel taking out a load of spokes on the next climb, all for want of few cm of standover