Measurements .. effects?

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by Spacemunkee, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Spacemunkee

    Spacemunkee Guest

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    I was just wondering on how measurements effect/affect (i suck at english) ride such as:

    Chainstay length? whats considered short n whats considered long n whats the affect

    BB angle to dropout

    top tube length

    head angle
     
  2. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    chainstays- short is about 15 inches. long is 15.5 and up. short ones are 'better' for riding natural and make the bike more comfortable on rear wheel. long stays give you a bigger leverage point and can allow you to gap larger (some say, i never noticed).

    bb height- lower makes balance easier. higher gives you more clearence and makes it easier to get the front wheel up.

    top tube is irrelevant- the measurement that matters on a trials bike is 'front-center' measured from your front axle to your center of your BB. since there is no good way to measure top tube on a trials bike the front-center measurement matters more. according to most right now longer-uci, shorter-street/biu.

    head angle- steeper is supposedly more nimble though it will also make the bike a little twitchy feeling compared to something with a slacker head angle.
     

  3. Spacemunkee

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