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Posted: Jun 12, 2019 at 23:47 Quote
If you haven't tried running your levers flat or close to flat, try it for a week... I ran mine at an angle for years and changed after a pro swore it was better regardless of other variables and convinced me to try it. Literally could not believe how much it cut down on pump in the rough and finger fatigue over long rides. Still feels weird setting them up just sitting on the bike but once I'm out riding, it feels way better.

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 at 23:55 Quote
Some new squish on the rear of the spartan. Looking forward to getting it dialled!


Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 3:04 Quote
tomhoward379 wrote:
reedholden wrote:
abennett219 wrote:


To each their own. I run mine quite flat as I find it places me in a better position on the bike and reduces arm pump a little. On my Brompton they’re pointing down though Wink

I run mine like this one. It depends on where your bar is in comparison to the saddle. If you run your saddle at the same height as the bar, flat levers feel good. If your bar is below the saddle, a bit more angle feels right.

What if you run a dropper?

always put ur lever angles in position that works best when descending as this is when your gonna be using them most

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 4:44 Quote
dualsuspensiondave wrote:
feathers54 wrote:
sterlingmagnum wrote:
I know last year with my knee injuries I had about the same thing going. Very helpful to grind slowly up steep fire roads...

yes ofc but this is beyond "tilted forward" there is no biological way this is possibly comfy at this severe angle

Not at all, mine feels great like that. Keeps the back straight with long legs, short torso, and a seat angle that could possibly be steeper.

we have a similar physical condition, I too have long legs and a "short" torso due to a scoliosis, so I have to adapt to the new geo and I suffer a little from these rather long reaches.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 8:29 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
If you haven't tried running your levers flat or close to flat, try it for a week... I ran mine at an angle for years and changed after a pro swore it was better regardless of other variables and convinced me to try it. Literally could not believe how much it cut down on pump in the rough and finger fatigue over long rides. Still feels weird setting them up just sitting on the bike but once I'm out riding, it feels way better.

I've been trying to convince my buddies if this for a few years. Flatter levers and slide on grips have made the biggest difference in reducing am pump.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 9:14 Quote
Finished my megatower build.

S build with upgrades.
Reserve wheels
Fox 36 w/ acs and grip2
Vorsprung tuned super deluxe
Fox transfer 175mm
Shimano xtr brakes and drivetrain
Truvativ stylo crankset
Chromag bza 35mm rise 790mm
Raceface 32mm stem
Ergon grips and saddle
Maxxis tires
Trp rotors
Invisiframe installed gloss

31 lbs w/ pedals

Future upgrades:
Carbon cranks
Push 11-6
E13 tires

Cant wait to ride it.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 11:55 Quote
longjohnsilver63 wrote:
dualsuspensiondave wrote:
feathers54 wrote:


yes ofc but this is beyond "tilted forward" there is no biological way this is possibly comfy at this severe angle

Not at all, mine feels great like that. Keeps the back straight with long legs, short torso, and a seat angle that could possibly be steeper.

we have a similar physical condition, I too have long legs and a "short" torso due to a scoliosis, so I have to adapt to the new geo and I suffer a little from these rather long reaches.
So you're saying your username isn't particularly accurate then.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 13:16 Quote
dkidd wrote:
longjohnsilver63 wrote:
dualsuspensiondave wrote:


Not at all, mine feels great like that. Keeps the back straight with long legs, short torso, and a seat angle that could possibly be steeper.

we have a similar physical condition, I too have long legs and a "short" torso due to a scoliosis, so I have to adapt to the new geo and I suffer a little from these rather long reaches.
So you're saying your username isn't particularly accurate then.

oh no, it's perfect, I'm "only" 185 cm and like many pirates I am a little disabled.....

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 18:48 Quote
Update on my kona, frame is arriving next week, parts have arrived.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 at 15:21 Quote
2019 summer build.

Let us know what you think Cool

Posted: Jun 15, 2019 at 5:46 Quote
Morph Cycles frame 1 built up. 140 travel fork in the trail flipchip position. Can be run with a 160 fork and the flipchip inverted for more enduro characteristics. morphcycles on instagram or www.morphcycles.co.uk for more info

My rig.

Designed nearly every aspect of it myself.

I started in Linkage X3 about 20 months ago. Moved into CAD eventually and designed nearly every aspect of it from the ground up.

The tubing is Reynolds 853, the dropouts are from Bear frame supplies and basically everything else I machined myself in my University's workshop.

I connected with a guy called Gael Baudou (Baudou bikes) who fabricated it for me once I had the design figured out and had machined all the parts.

It's been a tonne of work but so stoked with it.

This one is 470 reach, 65.8 head angle, 76.3 seat tube angle and 1220 wheelbase with a 140 fork.

Flip the flipchip and run it with a 160 fork and it's a 64.5 head angle and 75.0 seat angle. BB height stays the same.

Dropper is only 150mm currently - I think I need a bigger travel dropper to get the most out of the low standover!

@morphcycles on instagram if you're keen to see more Salute

Posted: Jun 15, 2019 at 5:56 Quote
That's awesome, nice work. tup Needs posting on the steel is real thread.


 
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