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    head angle/seat angle difference

    i know this may be a general question where one may need more infor but is there much difference in 1 or 2 deg of head and seat angle on two similar but different xc full suspension bikes? 1 or 2 deg doesn't seem like a whole lot. would i feel a huge difference?

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    I have head and seat angles of 72/73 on my hardtail and 69/71 on my full sus.

    It's very distinct between these two rides. The Teocali is far more stable and confidence inspiring. It is, however, far less capable climbing up hills. The Teocali feels like you're sitting well back on the bike and allowing the front wheel to carve through corners. The Raceline almost feels like you're pushing the front wheel around the corners, if that makes sense. The Raceline climbs a lot better though, as you can get your hands nice and far forward and stamp on the pedals.

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    Have you got adjustable travel forks?
    Lowering your forks by an inch is roughly equivalent to steepening the head/seat angles by 1 degree.
    Try out the steering and see what you like.
    If you haven't got adjustable forks, you could try a friends.

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    I run what ever feels good.

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