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    fargo down tube bend

    what is the reason for the bend on the down tube on the ti version and not the steel.Sorry if this has been discussed before

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    Since the Ti bikes use a much larger diameter down tube, I would say the bend is there to make clearance for a suspension fork crown/knobs etc...
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    thanks

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    Yes, Scott is right. That, and Ti doesn't do so well with gussets, so we use none of them on Ti, and manipulate the tubes more.
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