I understand your point, but 4mm is literally nothing almost in comparison. My current 2013 Scott Foil 15 has a BB Offset/Drop of -67...this bike is -66. New Foil/Merida is 70. So the new bikes are literally 3-4mm differences on height. It is only 1mm taller than my current Foil. Which again, is nothing when every other spec is nearly identical to current aero road bikes.Hexsense wrote: ↑Fri May 03, 2019 4:41 pmAnd i'm not saying those bikes are not tall...Zigmeister wrote: ↑Thu May 02, 2019 11:22 pm
The geometry for a 54cm is nearly identical to the Merida Reacto 8000 bike. That is Merida's top of the line aero bike. It isn't tall at all.
Also, geometry is nearly exact on every spec of the Scott Foil Premium Disc size 54cm
Again, not sure why you think this bike isn't an almost replicate of the Merida Reacto or Scott Foil,
BB drop of 63-67mm was normal on the date of 19-21c tires.
When the road tire sizes increase, bb drop is also increasing, so that it compensate for taller tires.
Cervelo S5 was tall on first version, Giant Propel too. Then all of them get lower on the new refresh. Current state of the art like new Tarmac, Venge, S5 Disc etc. 's bb drop are more than 70mm on all of them. Scott Foil are due to update soon. It'll be lower too. Not sure why would buy bike with tall bb now, unless you are using extra long crank.
This is not the information you want to know. But i contribute what i can see as yellow flag.
Thanks again...agree Cervelo and Giant were really a big change, but that is more the norm now around 70. Which 3-4mm isn't anything for the height difference though, would never notice it I feel.