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Originally Posted by helmut
I think you're comparing apples and... 6" downhill bikes. The Motobecanes are trail bikes, whereas the IH is a downhill gravity bike. The weight is not a comparable factor because the bikes are made for completely different purposes. It's like comparing a Jeep Wrangler with no roof and doors to a military Humvee. Sure, the Wrangler is lighter, but will it stop a landmine? I don't think so.
Sorta forgot where I was going with this...
no, that's ok...
thanks for helping
...i mean i understand the difference in a DH bike and a trail/xc...but i figured the 'all-mountain' might mean it is more or less a LESS 'DH" bike (not as bombproof) but still more like a trail bike on steroids (but of course heavier)....
destroying my hardtail every weekend it seems and it really is time to find something to take the brunt of things....(and not my wallet). of course, i need to figure out the applications. i don't plan to do pure DH...but i don't want to tiptoe around every corner.
so the IH Sachem is really more or less a DH monster? not really an all-mountain, all-day rider? that's why the weight concerned me...
appreciate the info from all.
Last edited by UBUvelo; 09-11-09 at 04:11 AM.