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Old 01-08-10, 06:10 AM   #1
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What you really want is a 4 or 5" trail bike......

.....that comes in about 32 pounds and can take a beating.
Don't discuss.
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Actually I do . . . I keep spending all my available funds on big gravity sleds, though.
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I have one and it's great...4.5" of travel, 30lbs, and DH geometry...can't go wrong with that...well, except when climbing up, not going to win any races with the bike but just wait until the trail points down.
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I prefer 7 in the rear thanks
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^^ Uh . . . nevermind - - better not go there . . . .
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i'd rather have my rear nice and tight, nothing loose and moving back there please.
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You don't know how good it can be until you have something moving in the rear!
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You don't know how good it can be until you have something moving in the rear!
Moving up and down.
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Got more, weighs a little more... so there.
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Nine'y in the hiney.
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..............trash talkers,all of ya!
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I Like XC skiis
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.....with no fenders.
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Fenders are awesome, as long as you tighten the dust seal spring!!!!!!
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4"-travel ski-bikes FTW!
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Exelent! Now we know........thread closed!
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Nearer to 34# vs. 32#, but I'll hold onto it a bit regardless.



When someone makes a simple single pivot with the same sizing and geometry, methinks it will sell well. IMO, a Santa Cruz heckler with a two-degree slacker head angle would freakin' kick ass.
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Thats awesome!
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5.5" is a thing of the past. 3.5" is the new it..... way faster!
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^^but my GF told me bigger is always better
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5.5" is a thing of the past.
5.5 was DOA before it got started. 575 is where it's at and 7 is coming on strong .
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I'm just saying it takes more skill to ride with only 3.5" than it does with 5.5" hehehe
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