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Touring / Light touring , with low standover height and long top tube ?

Old 03-14-22, 02:56 PM
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Touring / Light touring , with low standover height and long top tube ?

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Old 03-17-22, 04:28 PM
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Low for an Ent, or a circus monkey?

What max standover are you chasing?
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Old 03-19-22, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by tangerineowl View Post
Low for an Ent, or a circus monkey?

What max standover are you chasing?
for an owl .
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Old 03-28-22, 01:46 PM
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I care most about the head tube angle and the amount of fork rake as that is what determines how stable a bike is on downhill sections of road and how easy it is for the rider to control the bike. Standover height makes no sense as a key criteria for a bike ridden on pavement and I say that as a guy. I have never been able to stand over any of my road bikes with both feet planted on the ground.

A "endurance" bike will have a longer top tube as compared to the seat tube length but more importantly it will have a less steep head tube angle and forks that provide more rake.
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