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Old 02-13-05, 11:42 PM   #1
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Which Freeride/DJ bike?

Hey guys!
Either a '05 Norco Manik or Giant AC?
It's not my first bike I've ridden since about 4 (I'm 14) but seriously for 1-2 years.
So which one?
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i did'nt see it allright?
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Norco kinda specializes in the FR/northshore kinda market.. I'd pick the Manik over the Giant based on that fact.
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what's bad about the Ac?
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As being a former AC1 owner, let me give you a list.

The S shaped Seat post is flexy,
they crack at the stays,
Rear tire clearance is bad with it.
Way overpriced for the parts spec that came with it.

If you'd like to hear more, let me know.
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that's fine.

I want a freeride bike at a good price with dual suspension.
What's available??
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Why do you want full sus...as I'm sure thousands of other members are going to say, it's better to start building skills on a hardtail and then when you move to full sus you'll be rippin' like anything. What have you been riding up to now - bike and style?
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But, the Manik will be fairly bad on DJs if that's what you plan to use it for (your original thread title seems to conflict with your present views)
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the giant faith series is actually more freeride than the ac.
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why is the manik a bad DJer?
I want to do the tiniest bit of dirt jumping.
A little bit over hucking.
A little bit of downhill.
And just riding around the street jumping things,

I'm a pretty good rider for 1 or so years serious riding so FS i don't think will be a problem.

But a want a cheap FS with good parts or proberbly the manik.
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Id go Manik.
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Your kidding me right? Im 14 and I just had a post like this because I couldn't decide between a Norco Manik and a B-line. Coincidence or what? Im going for a Manik and you should too.
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The Manik will be rubbish on the DJs mainly due to the fork - it's so long and heavy it will be a b***h to throw about in the air. You'll be able to ride DJs, but the bike won't feel natural on them. Anyways, you should get the Manik - the B-line, being full sus, is a compromise for the same cash, and therefore you'll quickly find yourself wanting more bike than the B-line. Get the Manik, love it and then when you have the cash to get a good FR full sus, you'll be way ahead...
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on the other hand, if you really want full sus, save up a bit and get the Savage or the Atomik. They'll be worse than the Manik on the jumps though...
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So what's a good bike around the maniks price range for

I want to do the tiniest bit of dirt jumping.
A little bit of hucking.
A little bit of downhill.
And just riding around the street jumping things
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