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    Salsa Beargrease 2019 calf bang ?

    No LBS have built up Beargrease to test ride.
    Can anyone confirm whether or not they have experience issues with calf banging. Thanks.

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    I pedaled one around on an extended parking lot demo and didn’t notice anything.

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    Greg’s Calf-Bang Factor Ratings
    Below I’ve ranked the calf-bang factor of all the fat and plus-sized bikes that I’ve ridden to date. In the list below, the higher the number is (on a 10-point scale), the more frequently my calves banged on the chainstays of the bike. The list is organized from worst (highest number) to best (lowest number). If a number of bikes are tied at the same ranking, those bikes are organized in alphabetical order:

    10: Borealis Yampa (2014, has been discontinued)
    8: Trek Stache 9 29+ (2016)
    6: Specialized S-Works StumpJumper 6fattie (2016)
    5: Borealis Crestone (2016)
    3: Scott Big Ed (2016)
    2: Ellsworth Epiphany 27.5+ (2016)
    2: Kona Wo (2016)
    2: Salsa Beargrease (2015)
    2: Specialized Fatboy
    1: Chumba Ursa Major (2016)
    1: Jamis Dragon Slayer 27.5+ (2016)
    1: Salsa Bucksaw (2015)
    1: Scott Big Jon (2016)
    0: Bike Nashbar Big Ol’ Fat Bike (2014)
    0: Devinci Hendrix 27.5+ (2016)
    0: Fatback Aluminum 4.8in (2013)
    0: Haibike Xduro Fatsix (2015)
    0: Pivot Switchblade (2017)
    0: Niner ROS 9 Plus
    0: Rocky Mountain Sherpa (2015)
    0: Salsa Pony Rustler 27.5+ (2016)
    0: Scott Genius 700 Tuned Plus (2016)
    0: Scott Genius LT Plus (2016)
    0: Surly Instigator
    0: Surly Krampus
    0: Surly Pugsley
    0: Turner King Khan
    0: Viral Skeptic (2017)
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    You bumped your calves on *chainstays*?

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    Interesting factor I notice is when I run flat pedals on my 197 fatbike, I have to specifically account for this and my shoes contact the stays if I do nothing. With clipless, it never comes on the radar for me. You'd think the opposite would be true, but it's only when I'm on flats that I have to reposition some.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    I cannot imagine how you bang your calf on the chainstays. My CX bike has far closer tolerances between pedal and chainstay and the only thing that sometimes touches the chainstay is the heel of my shoe.

    I am always clipped in, so for me foot placement is always the same.
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    I’ve had issues with this. Its gotten better since I learned to avoid farming areas altogether.

    I put it out of mind till now....issues of consent and defilement. Sure, it may have started with some question of consent but a bond was undeniable. To call it “banging” is too crude. Now I am again yearning for those days I the pasture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    You bumped your calves on *chainstays*?
    Pretty sure he means seat stays...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StaticSag View Post
    Pretty sure he means seat stays...
    I can easily touch the seat stays with my upper calf, but that might be because of the very narrow Q-factor on my Suzi Q. Still, I have to do it on purpose to touch it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Traktor View Post
    I’ve had issues with this. Its gotten better since I learned to avoid farming areas altogether.

    I put it out of mind till now....issues of consent and defilement. Sure, it may have started with some question of consent but a bond was undeniable. To call it “banging” is too crude. Now I am again yearning for those days I the pasture.
    It's brave of you to come clean here in front of all. I wish you the best luck in recovery.

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