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Old 11-20-19, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by showlow View Post
Thanks for the response.

Anyway, I bought the frame. It's at my LBS now. Hopefully it lives up to the marketing hype!
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Old 11-20-19, 11:29 AM
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I just looked up the Zig Zag. It looks great. $1,300 isn't bad at all. My wife has an All City Macho Man. It's so great that I'm envious.
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Old 11-20-19, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by showlow View Post
I give up. I'm just going to buy it because it's a pretty color and hope the marketing department isn't full of crap.
...all things considered, you can do a lot worse than buying a bike that's a pretty color.

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Old 11-20-19, 11:50 AM
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...all things considered, you can do a lot worse than buying a bike that's a pretty color.

Oh yeah. Definitely. I could buy a stupid TV or something. I think bikes are always worth it.
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Old 11-20-19, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by showlow View Post
I give up. I'm just going to buy it because it's a pretty color and hope the marketing department isn't full of crap.
Don't give up! Document the bike you have - especially the fit points. BB to HB tops. BB to seat. This is what works for you (if it does). With that, you can set up potential bikes to have similar fit. Then ride them!
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Old 11-20-19, 06:29 PM
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Showlow, you will like the Zig Zag. I am a big fan of shallower than 73 degree seat tube angles, and prefer how it puts me behind the BB. This does slightly affect handling and you will find that it has a positive affect on stability, which is good on rougher than smooth surfaces or loose surfaces such as gravel roads.

I believe you made a solid choice.
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Old 11-24-19, 06:41 PM
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You're going to like the bike. Probably. As best as could be known w/o a long, long test ride.

72.5 is not particularly shallow and not shallow at all for a bike to be used w/ bigger tires on rougher surfaces. The (slightly) shallow head angle, the (slightly) long fork rake, the long top tube combine to make a longish wheelbase. You don't design a frame to a target wheelbase. Steering trail is about same as what you are used to and that is usually the strongest determinant in handling. Frame is intended for up to 35mm tires and that means it has to be longer than a pure road bike. Wow. That frame is very well spec'd. Is Anna Schwinn still designing? Somebody smart designed that frame.
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Old 12-04-19, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by showlow View Post
Anyway, I bought the frame. It's at my LBS now. Hopefully it lives up to the marketing hype!
wow this has been a mess of a thread. Since you bought the frame, I'll refrain from discussing geometry, comparisons, and how differences relate.

Just wanted to mention that the lack of helpful discussion to your question(s) was quite noticable.
also- post some pics of the frame/bike!
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