Overacting because I can
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Mean Streets of Bethesda, MD
Bikes: Merlin Agilis, Trek 1500
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Had the same question a few months ago - generally thinking short travel FS, although CrackMonkey thought you could do it on a hardtail (albeit not that comfortably).
If I had the dough, I was thinking one of the aluminum bikesdirect bikes. Can't see any reason to get a CF mountain bike other than incremental weight savings.
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Last edited by SpongeDad; 12-21-09 at 05:34 PM.