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Konda sarahmoore's article
Oct 11, 2018 at 8:55
Oct 11, 2018
First Ride: The 2019 Cannondale Habit is Shockingly Normal
@mtbikeaddict: the Effective angle is measured by drawing a line between the BB and saddle, with the saddle at a specific height and measuring the angle of that line from the ground. The Actual angle is the angle the tube in the frame really is. Because the tube is offset forward (ie not in line with the BB) it creates an effective seat angle which is steeper than the frame tube. With a slack Actual angle, the more you raise the saddle, the slacker the effective angle becomes. This is because as the seat tube extends above the height where effective angle is measured from, it does so at 66 degrees because that's the angle the tube is. So the longer your legs, the higher you need your saddle, the slacker the effective seat angle.
Konda sarahmoore's article
Oct 11, 2018 at 1:57
Oct 11, 2018
First Ride: The 2019 Cannondale Habit is Shockingly Normal
@sponge1990: I'm well aware of the difference between EFFECTIVE and ACTUAL seat angle. However, the EFFECTIVE seat angle is taken with the seat at a specific height. This vaires with manufaturer, so can be anywhere from the top of the head tube (ie level with stack) to the stem. . Lets say it's taken from the top of the head tube as they have listed the stack height and we can run some numbers... Size L has a stack of 625mm. and an assumed EFFECTIVE seat tube angle of 74.5 at this point. Rider A has longer legs than 625mm, and runs his saddle approximately level with his bars. He runs 25mm rise bars and a 50mm stem with 10mm of spacers underneath. A Renthal Apex has a 40mm stack height, with 6 degrees of rise... Coupled with the 66deg head angle gives 61.7mm height ( https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/16447007/ ) . So 25 + 10 + 61.7 = 96.7mm. . Since this is at the actual seat angle, you end up with 2 triangles. one with an angle of 74.5deg and one with 66 deg. Combine the 2 of these and you end up with a larger triangle with an angle of 73.3deg. https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/16447025/ This is a pretty moderate example and it only gets worse with longer legs, hence my earlier comments. The fact a light front end under climbing is mentioned on more than 1 first ride article across Bike media confirms it's too slack. . . . So simmer down and pucker up.
Konda sarahmoore's article
Oct 10, 2018 at 8:51
Oct 10, 2018
First Ride: The 2019 Cannondale Habit is Shockingly Normal
@sponge1990: taken at which point? usually level with the stem. So as I said, if you have long legs, you ass is going to end up very rearwards very quickly. The fact that most "First look" articles mention the front wheel being light on climbs confirms this.
Konda sarahmoore's article
Oct 10, 2018 at 1:22
Oct 10, 2018
First Ride: The 2019 Cannondale Habit is Shockingly Normal
@mtbikeaddict: Dimension E, Seat tube angle : 66.3deg so if you have long legs, your ass is going to end up very rearwards very quickly.
Konda sarahmoore's article
Oct 9, 2018 at 6:48
Oct 9, 2018
First Ride: The 2019 Cannondale Habit is Shockingly Normal
So the seat tube is too long and too slack. 66deg actual is terrible.
Konda mikekazimer's article
Oct 1, 2018 at 2:47
Oct 1, 2018
Konda danielsapp's article
Jun 26, 2018 at 4:51
Jun 26, 2018
First Ride: 2019 Canyon Lux
400ml "full size" water bottles? What are they? Water bottles for ants????
Konda alexcgevans's article
May 24, 2018 at 12:00
May 24, 2018
European Commission Announces Proposal For eMTBs to Require Third Party Insurance
@deadmeat25: "Road tax" in the UK is actually Vehicle Exercise Duty, and is based purely on emissions. Electric cars, and even low CO2 petrol cars don't pay it. Why would a Bike need to pay it? Do you pay Pavement Tax for walking to the shop? Road maintenance is taken from your council tax.
Konda danielsapp's article
Apr 18, 2018 at 5:35
Apr 18, 2018
Giro Launches New Flat Pedal Shoe Line
@andnyleswillriot: I belive the strap is only put on the SPD versions of shoes because it secures the foot when pulling up on the pedals. You can't do that on flats, so it is not required. I've never had an issue with laces on flat pedal shoes, but living in the UK I wouldn't consider using a shoe without a lace cover. This both keeps splashes of water out of my shoes and keeps the laces clean/tidy/tied.
Konda mikekazimer's article
Mar 23, 2018 at 2:55
Mar 23, 2018
Enduro Bikes Galore, Including a Prototype GT - EWS Chile 2018
Looks way too short, practically a mokey bike!
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