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12-03-2007, 02:29 PM
The picture of the yellow HSG steel CX frame suggests a sloping tt. The model comparison chart states horizontal tt only. Do I need spectacles?

12-03-2007, 02:46 PM
It has 1.5 degrees of top tube slope - same as all our stock cross bikes. The pink one also has 1.5 degrees. I suspect that's a bit of a photo-induced exageration in the picture you mention. That's also a small bike - size 50cm shown, so the 1.5 degree may show up more due to the proportions.

We don't consider a bike to have a truly sloping top tube until the downslope angle approaches 4 degrees. That's were it becomes noticable.


12-03-2007, 03:11 PM
I'll cancel the spectacles :-).