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help me understand geometry!

Old 11-20-16, 06:47 PM
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help me understand geometry!

Disclosure: I posted this in the mtb forum, but this is where I hang out so I figured you guys could help me too!


Hi Guys-

I'm between these two bikes, which happen to be the same model. Im considering going between the new model and the 2016.

I know what the reach on the 2017 is (439mm) but I don't know what it would be on the 2016.

Where things get confusing for me is the disparity between the top tubes on the large model.

The 2017 TT is 620 mm with a 67.5 HTA and 73 STA

The 2016 TT is 600mm with a 69 HTA and 73 STA.

So what does all this mean with regards to fit? Why would the Large suddenly grow by 20 MM.


might be worth noting the 2017 is a 27.5+ while the 2016 is 27.5

Thanks!
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Old 11-21-16, 08:24 AM
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What bike is this?
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the bike in question was a Raleight Tokul 4130. However its irrelevant now since I bought the bad boy!
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the trend in the mtb world lately is longer reach, shorter stems, and wider bars. this generally translates into more stability and not so squirrely steering input. the slacker head tube angle means itl be more fun when you point it down hill and go fast

if you want to figure out the reach plug some informations into this
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