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    Question about seat tune angle of LSP

    With alot of new bikes having seat tube angles of 77 or 78 is your weight shifted more forward. On a bike with a 75 degree seat tune angle I feel centered and pedal through rocks or even stay seated. With a 78 degree seat tube angle do you have to get up off the seat and shift your weight back more? Im just wondering if bikes like this require a big change in riding style. Am I going to go over the bars a few times before i get it figured out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo View Post
    With alot of new bikes having seat tube angles of 77 or 78 is your weight shifted more forward. On a bike with a 75 degree seat tune angle I feel centered and pedal through rocks or even stay seated. With a 78 degree seat tube angle do you have to get up off the seat and shift your weight back more? Im just wondering if bikes like this require a big change in riding style. Am I going to go over the bars a few times before i get it figured out?

    I have thought about the LSP but I don't think a small frames with 165 would work. If you are taller than it may.

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    I ride 165mm cranks so too steep STA doesn't work because I can't get in the right pedal position on flat or moderately sloped climbs. I ride east coast single track which is rocky and rooty. In my opinion, these steep STA can be overboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeydog View Post
    I ride 165mm cranks so too steep STA doesn't work because I can't get in the right pedal position on flat or moderately sloped climbs. I ride east coast single track which is rocky and rooty. In my opinion, these steep STA can be overboard.

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    Thats what i was wondering. I ride in the east coast too. Still i see good number of ripmos, offerings etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo View Post
    Thats what i was wondering. I ride in the east coast too. Still i see good number of ripmos, offerings etc

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    Didn't you have a Mayhem? I do too. I can't see more steep than that would work in a small frame.... At least for me. I have a SB100 too. I found myself moving the seat to the rear on the Spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeydog View Post
    Didn't you have a Mayhem? I do too. I can't see more steep than that would work in a small frame.... At least for me. I have a SB100 too. I found myself moving the seat to the rear on the Spot.

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    Still have the mayem. Im looking for something with 150-160mm travel for more challenging trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo View Post
    Still have the mayem. Im looking for something with 150-160mm travel for more challenging trails

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    I will likely demo a Ripmo at Dirtfest in West Virginia

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo View Post
    With alot of new bikes having seat tube angles of 77 or 78 is your weight shifted more forward. On a bike with a 75 degree seat tune angle I feel centered and pedal through rocks or even stay seated. With a 78 degree seat tube angle do you have to get up off the seat and shift your weight back more? Im just wondering if bikes like this require a big change in riding style. Am I going to go over the bars a few times before i get it figured out?
    My body doesn't like steep STAs. I have put 1" setback droppers on my last two bikes which is something like riding a bike 2 deg slacker. That works a lot better for me, but if STAs keep getting steeper even that won't work for me.

    You'll just have to try a steeper STA bike and see how it works for you. Some people love them and some people don't.
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