I fix choppers
A cool Smiths song, but what I am wondering about is how a few minor changes in geometry will effect my enjoyment of a potential bike. I ride a medium Heckler that I have become incredibly comfortable on to do pretty much anything. The frame is 4 years old and I have had it for 3 years. I may be feeling the new frame jones as I am considering the posibilty of a VPP in the form of a Blur LT2 or a Nomad. The Blur LT2 seems like a slam dunk since the geometry is the same as the Heckler. The '07-'08 Nomad's wheelbase is 1.4" longer; its head angle is 2 degrees slacker and it has a slightly shorter top tube. I would appreciate any info from others that have taken this plunge especially regarding going to the more stretched out feel of the Nomad. I have rode several Nomads that were set up pretty close to how I would set mine up in terms of cockpit and suspension and I did notice that the bike did not feel as agile in the tight twisty single track, but I certainly have had only limited experience on one. I will likely take my parts from my Heckler to build up said bike including a Lyrik up front. Hmmmmmmmmmm?