Mountain Biking - good geometry for urban assualt
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what is a good geometry for urban assau :rolleyes: lt??
12-23-04, 08:45 PM
hehe there is that urban assult.
I like a steeper bike with short chain stay. 16.5 in chainstay, 68 to 69 degree HA with a 5in fork. I also need a long tt so 24 suits me. And REALLY short. I ride a 15" tall bike.
whats wrong with the fraze 'urban assault'
12-23-04, 08:52 PM
Nothing. Just haven't heard it in ages. :)...
Some people prefer a really slack Angle urban bike almost as slack as 66 degree. I just find those bikes very difficult to ride.
12-23-04, 09:52 PM
Yeah, find a super overbuilt XC geometry. It'll steer fast, and in urban you are not often caught in a situations where a steep will puch you into endo.
Santa Cruz Chameleon.
12-23-04, 10:07 PM
What is the advantage of having such a small frame? I see some kids at school who have these frames that must be like 13 or 14 inches and it looks ridiculous a 6 foot kid riding it. I know it makes you steer faster but is there anything else?
12-23-04, 10:22 PM
Bunny hop higher, more control, less chance of hitting the junk. Lots of reasons. Same reasons why fr and dh biks are usually smallish
12-24-04, 10:53 AM
If the bike is smaller in relation to rider, said rider can control or "throw around" the bike much easier and in a more controlled mannor.
12-24-04, 12:00 PM
YEs. Not only that, it is easier to do so, in stunts and such. Also, manuevering is so much easier because you can shove your weight into that corner and your bike will flow through the corner at high speeds.
12-24-04, 12:01 PM
Also, wheelies and manuals are easier to pull as there is more leverage for you to shift your weight back.
12-24-04, 12:40 PM
well i guess that stuff isnt for me. I like a big frame where i can go fast :)
12-24-04, 02:31 PM
go for a santa cruz jackal. it just came out, and is designed for dirt jumping and street."Urban" if you will...
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