I'm going to throw out that the shorter chainstays on Lenz 29"ers also have something to do with this. I wouldn't be surprised if Lenz also had a slightly shorter wheelbase to boot. If so, this would also aid in not getting pedal strikes.Padre said:My pedals struck all the time on my Sultan and rarely on my Leviathan. Me gusta high BBs.
Whoops! I'm wrong. I thought the Levs had the shorter chainstays like the Behemoth and Lunchbox.ionsmuse said:The Lev's all have long (18.2") CS's. I also appreciate the "high" bb (13.7ish for a 3" Lev with a 100mm Reba). I certainly wouldn't characterize the wheelbase as short, but that's a good thing, IMO.
How does a shorter chainstay and WB effect pedal strike? I see how crank arm length would. I'm always willing to learn something new. The offsets on the new suspension forks shorten wheelbase, could this have an effect?Guitar Ted said:I'm going to throw out that the shorter chainstays on Lenz 29"ers also have something to do with this. I wouldn't be surprised if Lenz also had a slightly shorter wheelbase to boot. If so, this would also aid in not getting pedal strikes.
Just an observation.
I've got 172.5 cranks on my Lev 3", a medium, the Jeep/PU analogy makes some sense. So does that mean that shortening the WB, a new fork with a greater offset, will hit less rocks, smooth out the ride , or what? From what I've read, the steering quickens because you will be reducing the trail, but a longer WB turns slower and is more stable.It's interesting what a difference a few mm's makes.crashtestdummy said:With a longer wheel base, a hump in the trail will become more pronounced. Think of a Jeep vs a long bed pickup. They might have the same ground clearance, but the long bed will most likely hit more rocks on a trail.
On my Behemoth (1st generation, long wheel base) I hit my pedals a lot. I also run 180 cranks and I am coordination challenged.