Old 05-12-14, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by JWK View Post
I looked into the volpe. It has pretty typical cyclocross geometry. The BB drop on the volpe is 68mm, 78mm on the LHT. From what I understand, this is a significant difference. The CS length of 415mm is a bit shorter than my ideal.
FWIW I own both a LHT and a CrossCheck and have ridden both extensively for the last 4-6 years. I've been aware of the BB drop difference (3.1" vs. 2.6") on paper but not once riding have I ever felt "man, I wish I had a [shorter/longer/etc] BB drop." It's not like suddenly with the CC I can fly around corners pedaling and not risk a pedal strike on the pavement.

The two bikes ride differently, but for me it's not b/c of the BB drop.
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