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Old 01-05-21, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Moisture View Post
What is important for you in a bike, considering you got the fit aspect right?

- fairly steep head tube angle, increased fork rake for combination of stability and response .

- pretty slack seat tube for better rear biased weight distribution and better hill climbing abilities

- frame should offer a good balance between compliance and stiffness

- compatibility with different wheel sizes

- recessed drive side chainstay for better crankset compatibility

- nice tall stack, super short reach,.short top tube length,
those are all subjective aspects of a bike. those might be good to have on a bike ... if that's how you want the bike to fit and handle. some people will want a slack head tube angle and less fork rake, depending on the type of terrain they are riding. bike attributes like angles, dimensions, wheel sizes, etc depend on how and where the rider wants to use it. if you shared preferences like that in the context of "for a rider with ___ physical abilities riding on ___ terrain, these are good attributes," this list might make some sense. unless you are able to provide those specifics, your suggestions are too subjective to be useful.

for whom, riding where, are your suggestions useful? or are you saying this is what YOU look for in a bike? if so, why call this "comprehensive frame fitting guide" if it is a specific fitting guide for you, which makes it the opposite of comprehensive? are you basing this on science and fitting hundreds of paying customers on bikes, or just a cursory reading of general tidbits you picked up while riding this forum?
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