I currently own an earlier model Ciclon. Since the first versions of hte Ciclon I see that the newer Ciclon's have a slightly longer top tubes then the original ones, slightly lower BB drop.
For example, the Large Ciclon w/ 19.5" st 24.5" tt seems to be the sweet spot. At the time I actually had my Ciclon made custom L/XL, and ended up w/ 19.5" 24.7" TT. In retrospect, I guess I just custom built the now stock Large.
Anyway... I really want to like the Zeus, and I've been itching to trade-in my Ciclon to get into one (650b).
But when looking at the geometry numbers, I get a bit confused....
I thought the trend for All Mountainy bikes is going for traditional to slightly longer top-tubes, designed for short stems, super wide bars, slacker angles. When I compare other AM 650b options, the seem to follow this trend.
The Zeus looks to have longish seat tubes with pretty short top-tubes, for example the Large has 19.6" st with 24.0" top tube.
Perhaps I'm splitting hairs, but I'm just curious to people's thoughts on this, or what are some of the design principles behind this?
I'm biased though, cause I have long arms! And I know I can order custom... but was just curious. Thanks!
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