Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Bottom Bracket Height
I just finished my new bike build that was from modding an old mountain bike. The bottom bracket ended up being higher that I really wanted. I was always a big fan of a really low bottom bracket. I was going to fix it and I started noticing some things. I know the contact (wear) spot on my mallet head is different, so something is changing (since I didn't change shaft length).
It seems that I can better manipulate the ball in front of the front tire. It may be my imagination, but it feels like I have more power being higher..
Is there anything to these that a higher bottom bracket contributes to or is it something else with my frame I am missing.
Is there anything to this?