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Originally Posted by denaffen View Post
As I measure it -- and I acknowledge my measurements may be suspect -- I found a ~6cm drop on the LeTour and slightly more, about 6.5cm on the Trek.
That sounds about right. 5mm is not a huge difference, but in general a lower bottom bracket feels more stable and tracks better, while a higher bottom bracket gives better pedal clearance in cornering.

I also measured the wheelbase and came up with ~410 on the Le Tour, and ~415 on the Trek.
Is that chainstay length in millimeters? Wheelbase should be a little over 1m. Longer chainstays give better heel clearance when using panniers.
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