I couldn't car less.
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
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Umm, the Trek has a few nicer items, some Bontranger parts. I find the frames similar.
to go faster you either need to be more areodynamic, hard to do on a upright position riding style.
And you could put lighter wheels and smaller, slick tires. Faster on the road.
Also the headset need not be so high, or put flat bars on. The leg lenght is the seat hight position, but you can lower, raise the handle bars depending on what position your comfortable with.
A lower position handle bar will put you in a more areo position.
A more traditional mtb frame, less incline is better for areo\ racing position.
One reason is the torsion of a seat post if extended say 18 inches. Too long.
Though I think the idea of using the incline mtb frame is a great idea if you have shorter legs. Just get the light wheels, tires. No need for a heavy duty mtb, just Alu with a nice inclined toptube.