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Old 12-03-2007, 06:21 PM
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What is "stage race geometry"?

How is it different from other geometries?
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:28 PM
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it's a mythical niche born out of the misinformed writings of
cyclojournalists for whom riding was a hobby at best atmo.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:29 PM
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it's a mythical niche born out of the misinformed writings of
cyclojournalists for whom riding was a hobby at best atmo.
i feel better now.
Can you do the same for crit geometry atmo?
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:30 PM
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:31 PM
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stage race geo: early 90s marketing gobbledygook born out of taking greg lemond's comments about his own personal geo as universal wisdom
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:32 PM
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Can you do the same for crit geometry atmo?
crazy north american misinterpretation of bike design
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:37 PM
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all wrong

No no no, stage race geometry is the math required of team docs to keep blood values below that magical %50.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:38 PM
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just cause i'm bored

and i know somebody will get fired up about it

both terms were advertising junk born out of an infant american bike market

the stage race bike: slacker sta, lower bb, longer stays, hta in the 73 degree range, medium/longer trail (5.5-6.0)

the crit bike: steeper sta, higher bb, short stays, steep hta, low trail (4.5-5.0)

the crit bike feels nervous and it is. ain't any faster in a crit. the stage race bike feels confident and relaxed.

if you had a gun to your head and had to buy one, get the "stage race" bike. really, its just a good bike with a neat-o marketing name.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:38 PM
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it's a mythical niche born out of the misinformed writings of
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i feel better now.
Oh, so that's what it is.

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Old 12-03-2007, 06:40 PM
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Just to piggyback on the previous responses, "stage race geometry" is defined as shallower seat and head angles, lower bottom brackets, and longer chainstays compared to the insane, cock-eyed, terminator-like "crit/tri" geometry of several US mass-production framebuilders.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:42 PM
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it's a mythical niche born out of the misinformed writings of
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i feel better now.
those soy taco things make you grumpy
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:45 PM
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it's a mythical niche born out of the misinformed writings of
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i feel better now.
some body must have replaced your twizzlers with tofu
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:47 PM
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so far we have a consensus atmo.
hang the cyclojournalists.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:49 PM
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so far we have a consensus atmo.
hang the cyclojournalists.
can i watch???
maybe a "made for TV" movie??
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:51 PM
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so far we have a consensus atmo.
hang the cyclojournalists.
Hanging is too good for those basstards. Make them ride a Scott.

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