In the case of 5010 I definitely would.jazz, didn't you say you'd choose a 5010 in large though? I figured accounting for the slightly slacker STA and the slightly shorter reach compared to the Hightower they'd practically ride the same no?
That bike felt shorter and also seated fit better.
Its misleading to look at the STA without sitting on the bike. While the effective ST on 5010 is slacker on the paper, the actual might as well be steeper. I like my seat higher + shorter cranks and taller clipleas shoes. All this will move the seat higher and with the slacker actual ST moves me back even more. I believe that was the case on the Hightower.
It still felt OK though.
However, the fact I had to move the saddle all the way forward (not solely because the need to get closer to bars, bit also to get nice steep ST for good pedaling position) isn't the best. When the saddle is so far of the center it can be harder to push down the dropper...
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