When carbon happened, corporations saved attempting to make chain stays as quick as doable for stiffness. One thing fully not wanted with correct carbon engineering. I requested a pair corporations about why they’ve such quick chain stays on carbon highway bikes and have all the time gotten a response about aesthetics.
In addition they include backside brackets too excessive for probably the most half. No highway bike wants or ought to have a BB drop of 68mm. That is ridiculous, nevertheless it’s virtually business commonplace. Fortunately some bikes now a days are switching again to round 72-75mm, the place they belong.
Anyway, what’s left now a days as a crit bike? Possibly the Allez Dash?