advice on why my new bike build feels better?

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8/20/2019 10:00 PM

old bike set up
20.5 inch frame
35mm offset forks
9.25 rise handle bars
170mm cranks

"new" bike set up
20.8 tt frame
25mm offset forks
175mm cranks
roughly 8.75 inch rise bars

"new" bike feels more comfortable, trying to figure out if its placebo or if I had something set up wrong on the old build. I am 5 11 tall if that helps.

Thanks for any advice

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8/20/2019 10:59 PM

standardbmx14mm wrote:

old bike set up
20.5 inch frame
35mm offset forks
9.25 rise handle bars
170mm cranks

"new" bike set up
20.8 tt frame
25mm offset forks
175mm cranks
roughly 8.75 inch rise bars

"new" bike feels more comfortable, trying to figure out if its placebo or if I had something set up wrong on the old build. I am 5 11 tall if that helps.

Thanks for any advice

I bet it would feel even better if you put the 170mm cranks and the taller bars on your new setup...

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8/20/2019 11:02 PM

Tt length? Other aspects of frame geometry? It’s all personal preference so we can’t really say why you like it more

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8/21/2019 5:01 AM

New bikes always feel good.

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fack off

8/21/2019 5:32 AM

now mix and match more and you will probably find a setup you like even better.

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8/21/2019 1:33 PM

I mean, if you like it, you like it. Maybe this geo is better for you, but it might be nice to swap out parts as said above, like the taller bars. Experiment around.

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8/22/2019 8:52 PM

standardbmx14mm wrote:

old bike set up
20.5 inch frame
35mm offset forks
9.25 rise handle bars
170mm cranks

"new" bike set up
20.8 tt frame
25mm offset forks
175mm cranks
roughly 8.75 inch rise bars

"new" bike feels more comfortable, trying to figure out if its placebo or if I had something set up wrong on the old build. I am 5 11 tall if that helps.

Thanks for any advice

Bulletpup wrote:

I bet it would feel even better if you put the 170mm cranks and the taller bars on your new setup...

I might have to try that now. This was suppose to be a back up bike lol

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8/22/2019 8:55 PM

.pegless. wrote:

Tt length? Other aspects of frame geometry? It’s all personal preference so we can’t really say why you like it more

Old bike was a 20.5 inch top tube. I found that for geometry.
Chainstay Length 13.5″ Slammed
Head Tube Angle 75°
Seat Tube Angle 71°

New build is a 20.8 inch top tube frame. I'm having a hard time finding info for the frame geometry wise.

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8/22/2019 9:00 PM

I know its subjective, but I was looking at the old build and I had the bars forward a bit. I'm hoping its just because the bars weren't close to being inline with the fork/head tube angle,.

thanks everyone

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8/23/2019 8:50 AM

standardbmx14mm wrote:

old bike set up
20.5 inch frame
35mm offset forks
9.25 rise handle bars
170mm cranks

"new" bike set up
20.8 tt frame
25mm offset forks
175mm cranks
roughly 8.75 inch rise bars

"new" bike feels more comfortable, trying to figure out if its placebo or if I had something set up wrong on the old build. I am 5 11 tall if that helps.

Thanks for any advice

The fork offset makes a big difference, 1cm gap which is better for nose mannys

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