- BB heights
but how all the numbers interact and how it sits in it’s travel make the difference (if enough)Posted 4 years ago
The better question is what do you want to be reassured about
a) Your bike is comparable to modern bikes and still a trail weapon quiver killer.
b) Your bike has outdated geo which means to ride it like you do makes you in fact A RIDING GOD!
c) That explains my last crash I need a new bike.
Why all of a sudden do you care?
I am curious as to the difference between this and a modern equivalent. I’m not replacing anything, no money of course. May experiment again with the shock mount position again though.
Maybe some wider bars again.. But to address the steering slowness, maybe use the steeper setting..Posted 4 years agohelpful1Member
There’s nothing modern about low BBs. BBs were nice and low in the early-mid 90s and then along came suspension and designers gradually raised them to unweildy heights to compensate for buffoons who couldn’t figure out that pedalling during a compression would result in a grounded pedal. (anyone remember the freeride bike explosion) Only in recent years have they followed the trend from DH and are finally getting back to nicely low. Notable exceptions would be DJ/4X bikes where things stayed relatively uniform throughout the years. (stiff little bikes designed to turn, pump and jump well)
Be careful running lots of sag. excessive sag makes a bike harder work to get through tight twisty sections, more of a chore to accelerate and robs you of pump. Also, bare in mind more comfortable in the rough isn’t necessarily any faster.
My advice would be go FULL ENDURO or ignore fads entirely.
I do hope all of this helps.Posted 4 years ago
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