I couldn't car less.
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
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I looked @ '04 models, not a super design for road. Have you set the bike to be ridden 'road.'
Meaning seat up\correct for leg extension. Looks like its more urban\jump and it is different to ride a bike dj\dh etc, as usually the seat is lower\bars higher (knees pointing out.) Riser bars would be way outta control!
Road\xc is the opposite with your bum up\ all leg\drive- low bars\ bent posture. With xc sometime you see road headsets\bars, but I think your frame has too sharply angled top tube. (unless it's large?) A seat designed for this 'road' posture is needed, narrower, and this is where the correct top tube length really comes into play (headset length\mods.)
I keep my seat up\ correct bb\leg while on the road. Quick release and drop the seat when dh\ rock hopping.
Last edited by jeff williams; 05-29-04 at 11:56 AM.