Formerly of Kent
You’re ignoring my point entirely.Yea that's definitely not true. If you look at the down country bikes in Pinkbike's XC field test that accompany the Epic Evo (Revel Ranger, Yeti SB115, Transition Spur, Cannondale Scalpel SE1), the top tubes are lower than tob tube on the Epic Evo and some of those bikes have riser bars. Also, the Evo had the same amount of spacer's as my wife's Stumpjumper. It's really the bar + the top tube that's the issue.
It may be simple to you, but based on the responses in this thread and multiple different LBS employees who were shocked at how easily the top tube on my bike cracked, it's not that obvious. Going forward, I'm always going to be aware of this issue on any future bike I buy, but I never saw it coming. As @Zerort said above, it shouldn't matter how experienced you are, a bike shouldn't have such a weak point that it fails when tipping over onto the ground. Yes, maybe it scratches the paint, but making the bike unrideable is pretty wild. And obviously Specialized knows about this issue because they used to put a rubber stopper on the down tube of their Epic race bikes to prevent damage in a crash from handle bar spin.
On every single one of those bikes, if I set them up like I would by own, either the bar or controls will hit the TT.
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