Outgunned and outclassed
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The Springs, CO
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Too much travel for XC
Im a rider on a budget, an extreme budget, and Im now looking for a new bike....
I like to recreationaly ride some pretty extreme and technical trails, stuff i want a slightly longer travel bike for (about 5 inches tops)
however, Im also looking to race XC, at an incredibly beginner level, with this same bike....
so, assuming we disregard weight problems (just too complex), is there an amount of travel whivh is detrimental to racing? will having more 5 inches of travel cause any real problems besides increased pedal bob?
on a side note, any bike with 4-5 inches of travel which has very little pedal bob?