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Old 01-12-22, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
I'm not convinced the Cannondale high collar really helps much. The pivot point is still the top tube. I think the high collar just offers a false sense of security. Or takes away the manufacturers "room for error" if you prefer.

I'm picturing the forces kind of like this:

And the collar above the top tube would be like having another kid on the other side of the see saw trying to hold it up from the bottom.
Shhh...I am trying to sucker someone into buying a really cool Cannondale! Or....I am hunting wabbbits.

But joking aside, I am thinking that you are correct, though there seems like there should be a little bit more stability, since the forces would be distributed to more metal....but I guess you are right... the pivot point staying the same.
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