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    2003 Rigormootis Geometry

    Hello all,

    Just wondering if anyone has the geometry listing for the 2003 Rigormootis hardtail - in particular looking for the head angle and seat angle of the 22 inch frame.

    Cheers

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    Well as per an email from Moots the head angle is 71.75 degrees and seat angle 72,75 degrees.

    How does everyone feel the Rigormootis rides in terms of steering? I am worried tha the head angle is so steep which would result in really twitchy steering - does anyone have any experience with the Rigormootis in an XL/22 size that can comment?

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    I have an 18" 2009 Rigormootis slider with 71.3 / 73.3 angles and I love it's handling. Currently I am running a 465mm a/c WhiteBros Rock Solid rigid fork on it. Moots told me the bike was build around a A/C measurement was 470.9.

    Initially I was riding with my 438mm Vicious fork and the steering was rather quick. I'd call it crisp more than twitchy. It railed, but it was rather crisp. I bought a 7mm base plate from Ventana for my King and it raised the A/C to 445mm and the bike became one with me. Intuitive handling and cornered like no other bike setup I've had.

    After getting a free Rock Solid fork from PMBAR, I swapped it out and the added 20mm feels a bit more relaxed on rocky steep descents and less front heavy, but I'll soon be heading back to a 445/450mm fork just to regain some more crispness/balance in the handling. But to be honest, 445-465 there is little difference in handling (rake: 38mm/42mm) that I notice and neither would I deem twitchy. 438 and lower is more noticeable. If you are running a suspension fork (100mm) you'll most likely be above the 455mm mark and not have any issue with twitch.

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