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Old 10-27-17, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
Bottom bracket height at ~330mm is too low.
That's a fair point. The industry has perhaps pushed a little too far in this direction, and Santa Cruz is no exception. It somewhat depends on your trails, skills, priorities, and whether you can run 165-170mm cranks (I wish brands would offer more crank length options, like road bikes). I'm in rocky AZ, hate short cranks (36.5" inseam), so I bought a Pivot with relatively high BB height. When I've had bikes with lower BBs, pedal strikes were a nuisance, but boy did they handle well.

Interesting post yesterday about how low BBs are having the unintended consequence of sanitizing trails: Trend: lower bottom brackets, pedal strikes and stars - Page 2- Mtbr.com
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