thanks, salespunk, for the reply. i'm hoping to travel and try to pick an event this summer. want to dial in my bike to train properly. have played on dh bikes and know to go shorter but was curious about optimal for enduro racing.
I'm running 170s on 1 bike and 175s on all my others. Only went to 170s to deal with some pedal strikes on a low BB. That worked out and it doesn't bother my other bike's fit sensations (swapping between bikes) since relative fit is bit more variable when using flats & dropper anyway.
I just switched my bike to 650b and haven't had a problem with strikes since...... If you have never raced your going to be surprised at how much pedaling there can be........ I wouldn't get focused on the DH stuff...... All your time will be made on the climbs and the pedaling sections.....
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