Low bottom brackets on full sussers- which ones?
coz it’s not very **** low otherwise
Well argued. You’ve made a strong case there. You’ve turned me around and I completely understand and agree with your point of view, even though I’ve had a 4″ travel bike with such a low bb, that I sold it cos I was fed up of constantly striking the pedals on techy stuff.Posted 8 years agomboySubscriber
You learn/train yourself though surely? Its idleness if you enter rocks etc with your pedals in the wrong place or……do you folk PEDAL still?! [8O]
what if you are pedalling uphill through rocks / ruts / roots ?
Short cranks and low profile pedals help, sometimes you need to pedal though, especially going uphill!
Love my Reign X, only time so far the low BB has been a slight annoyance was on the rooty/rocky climb of White’s Level at Afan though. Have since swapped the 175mm cranks for 170’s, am looking at some lower profile (and narrower) flat pedals, and have also messed about with the DHX Air shock pressures to stop it blowing through its travel quite so easily.
There are some bikes out there that IMO do have too low a BB though. Specialized Demo 9 anyone!Posted 8 years agocoffeekingMember
You learn/train yourself though surely? Its idleness if you enter rocks etc with your pedals in the wrong place or……do you folk PEDAL still?!
No, I’m talking about when you’re pedalling through the rocky/rooty sections, or hitting sections big enough to hit the pedals even when you’re taking care to line them up right. Sure you could stop pedaling, but with care and judgement you dont have to – really only becomes a probl when you go from a higher BB to a lower one I suppose, its what you’re used to.
Sometimes you can get away with putting one low and one high to avoid single-sided issues that are taller than the BB height but sometimes you have stuff on both sides that’s > BB height too.Posted 8 years agobent_udderMember
My Meta 4 has a low BB.Posted 8 years ago
Only a problem when riding uphill in a rut. Otherwise it’s about timing it right. It just takes a bit more skill, really. The benefit to it all is a bike that feels lovely and stable at speed while remaining a joy to handle, especially compared to a longer travel bike with a higher BB. You’re sitting ‘in’ this bike, not ‘on’ it.si_brodiebikesMember
The Chumba XCL has a 13.5″
ime replacing a low bb height with a high one can cause just as many problems when climbing, i hate the feeling of a ‘high’ bike when slow technical climbing, some bikes feel like they will ‘stall’ or maybe i just need to go faster 🙂Posted 8 years ago
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