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new Specialized frame design trend

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I'm noticing many of the newer Specialized bikes' top tube has a slight hump or curve starting at the head tube. It's not straight. What's up with that? Not liking it.

My current dream bike is an older Epic (before the current redesign).
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yea i wish it were straight too, the curves design makes the bike look more compact/small
I might be in the minority, but I like the curved top tube. Then again, I love cruiser bikes, so go figure. That said, I'm not wild about the curved seat tube shown on the 2010 29ers.
The curve is actually really functional in that it gives you a huge knee clearance when you stand up and hammer the bike!
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