To recap I’m having my dream touring bike built and I just received the preliminary drawings.
I have very “unique” body measurements in that I have a 31 inch in seam and I’m 6'5" tall (O.K. I’m a freak), because of this we decided to use a sloping toptube to give me some stand over clearance. Besides looks, the bike looks like a Mountain bike, (a really cool mountain bike) is there any disadvantage in having a sloping toptube? Why do more road/touring bike not use them it seems like a good idea when it comes to stand over.