climbing and the Range KB seat angle-
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  1. #1
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    climbing and the Range KB seat angle

    i've heard a few things about climbing this bike. road climbs=bad (no surprise given the geo and weight, active suspension, etc) tech climbs=good.

    this bike has a surprisingly slack seat angle by modern standards. 72.5 seems like most are closer to 74 or steeper to aid in climbing.

    has anyone had issue with this? do you feel that it's a hindrance to climbing?

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    climbing and the Range KB seat angle

    I think its a minor deficiency thats been exacerbated by the web.

    My previous bike was an anthem x.

    I cant feel much bob while pedaling out of the saddle. But thats not to say that there wasn't. FYI I left the settings all on trail mode. No lock out or climb mode.

    The larger wheel makes getting up the hill slightly faster. Having said that I feel that any lost power that one may feel is compensated by the larger circumference of the wheel.

    But really its not that noticeable.

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