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I have a small 5.5 and love it, but I hit the ground with my pedals more often than I used to with others. I've never spilled but I notice that in a hard pedaling tight turn I'll clip the ground with the worse thing happening is my rear end will spit out a bit but nothing killer.
Now I know the 5.5 has a lower bottom bracket height which ads to the stability but just thougth I'd ask.
I used to have a GF Cake which always felt really unstable, especially now that I have a 5.5 and would rather clip the ground than fall over. I think I'll end up needed new pedals sooner though.
 

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muddywings said:
I have a small 5.5 and love it, but I hit the ground with my pedals more often than I used to with others. I've never spilled but I notice that in a hard pedaling tight turn I'll clip the ground with the worse thing happening is my rear end will spit out a bit but nothing killer.
Now I know the 5.5 has a lower bottom bracket height which ads to the stability but just thougth I'd ask.
I used to have a GF Cake which always felt really unstable, especially now that I have a 5.5 and would rather clip the ground than fall over. I think I'll end up needed new pedals sooner though.
I also had this problem, 2 things could help out a little bit:
1. Run less sag on your rear shock
2. Use higher volume tires.
But still, after all , the 5.5 does have a relatively low BB.
 
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