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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:28 pm 
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I already have a Ridley X-Night which I used for racing last year. At the end of the season I bought another one.
As usual plan changed and recently I also bought the Trek Boone simply because I got excited when I saw it, but now I got a question:

considering I train almost every day with the Ridley, do you think I’m going to hurt my legs or lower my performances if I use the Trek on race days only ? I wonder because the geometry is slightly different.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:15 pm 
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Do I understand you have two Ridleys?
If yes, race those as a pair.

As for the Trek, just match the position - contact points - from the Ridley to the Trek.
If you can achieve that then the Trek should be fine for race day and not somehow harm your legs.
Test it out by running the Ridley for a few laps and then swapping out to the Trek for the next few.
If you honestly prefer one bíke's handling characteristics over the other, you know what to do.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:43 pm 
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Yes I have 2 Ridleys
My main concern are the seat tube angles, 73 degrees on Ridley and 74.5 on Trek.
Lets see if I can work around this difference by changing the saddle position

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:46 pm 
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If you match up the saddle and bar positions, fit-wise it really shouldn't matter that the seat tubes are at different angles (although it may adjust your weight distribution on the bike). As mentioned, do some practice laps while switching bikes and decide which bike leads to better handling. Either way, both are awesome machines.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:33 am 
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I'd be racing the ridleyx2 and sell the Trek and get another cheaper ridley to train on... Thats what I'd do


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:24 pm 
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I would set saddle height and setback relative to the BB the same between all bikes. Seat tube angle shouldn't change anything if you measure from there. After that set the reach to bar to match. Handling maybe different but there will be not damage or stress to your muscle if the setups are the same.


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