i am very interested in a hollowpoint due to the need for longer travel/plusher suspension. i have developed neck pain, so i have to minimize the impact on my body.
i tend toward steeper seat tube angles, and longer top tubes.
the bikes i have owned with slacker seat tubes felt odd, and did not climb well. these were the NRS and a litespeed Pisgah. both bikes had shortish top tubes (especially the litespeed). maybe it was not the seat tube angle, but other issues that i did not discover.
my pedaling position is set up in relation to the pedals, so it seems strange that the seat tube angle would have any effect on handling.
i do, however, prefer a more forward position (knees a few mm's forward of pedal spindle), which tends to artificially shorten the TT of a slack ST bike. then i compensate with a longer stem, and the bike handles lazily, and i feel too far forward on DH.
this may seem like a broad question, but does anyone else have a similar issue, or perhaps know if the slack seat tube on the hollowpoint would cause a similar problem?
thanks in advance,
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