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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Trek 4500, Kona Dawg
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The NRS is designed to be very stiff so that you ride without any sag. Sag gives you negative travel so that as you "bounce" over stuff, the rear wheel is pushed down to maintain contact with the ground better. That gives a little bit better traction on really technical stuff but is a little more susceptible to bobbing. I guess sag also makes drops a little more smooth. Overall the NRS is a very XC oriented bike.
I was very seriously thinking about getting one, but I decided I'd rather keep my hardtail for the gentler climbing trails, and now I'm looking for a complementary ride for the rougher stuff. I think the NRS would make a great bike for people for need just one.
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