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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    Ahhh, cool. I reckon they didn?t need to add anything since you had already spec?d The extra inch?
    That very well be the case and/or my spec's as a whole work. I am not sure why there would always need to be about 1" no matter what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianm View Post
    That very well be the case and/or my spec's as a whole work. I am not sure why there would always need to be about 1" no matter what.

    Yeah, I don?t know either. I had always just assumed it was to compensate in some way for the compression of the elastomers.
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    where's Chas been? I feel like I haven't seen him post in a while, and he's usually all over these types of topics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    Yeah, I don?t know either. I had always just assumed it was to compensate in some way for the compression of the elastomers.
    If they do add some chair length, that may very well be their reasoning. My questioning the need, right or wrong, is that it seems to me that not all setups would require it, where the chair spec's do not warrant it. Anyway, it is all speculation; it would be nice if it was clarified so there were no surprises. On a side note, the elastomers do not cause much travel difference in my experience.
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    “Frame bend will start .5” in front of seat sling unless Custom Frame Depth is specified or the combination of specifications affect the rolling dynamics of the chair.” Directly from tilite aero t and tra order form when selecting depth.

    I know previously when I ordered my tilite 4 years ago there was a note when ordering a 90 degree front that they would automatically make it a +1. It seems as though they are a little more flexible now but they still make it clear that it is based on rolling dynamics which I am guessing are built into their CAD system. Also consider rear wheel placement based on center of gravity and front caster wheels. Compact is nice but too compact can be dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianm View Post
    If they do add some chair length, that may very well be their reasoning. My questioning the need, right or wrong, is that it seems to me that not all setups would require it, where the chair spec's do not warrant it. Anyway, it is all speculation; it would be nice if it was clarified so there were no surprises. On a side note, the elastomers do not cause much travel difference in my experience.
    For Sure, you?d be hard pressed (pun intended) to get more than .5? of compression on even a worn out elastomer. But, if that small amount pushes the chair over the line, like it did with my former teammates setup, it?s a death trap! A little change can have outsized impact on stability on an already unstable prone setup (short, tall, no dump, 90deg front, etc.)
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