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Old 06-04-07, 10:14 AM
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Hypothetically, if you could have 2 full suspension bikes...

Would you choose 2 of the same bike or manufacturer (2 stumpys or epic/enduro let's say) with the same technology, or would you choose 2 different technologies (stumpy and dawg for example)?
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Old 06-04-07, 10:21 AM
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I have two, I have a Turner Nitrous and an Ellsworth Truth. I'm not big on brand loyalty when it comes to bike frames. I buy what I think is the best for my intended purpose.
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You do seem to be loyal to the suspension technology though, right? Aside from the 1 inch travel difference, the suspension design is very similar.
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Well up until 2006 they used the exact same, however in 2006 Turner quit licensing the desing from Ellsworth and went out on their own. In my opinion, their new design is not quite as nice as the older design. That's another story though.

If you want to get into it though, most designs are "very similar" these days. These just both happen to be very similar to the horst link, which is proven. I have ridden and owned single pivots, I don't dislike them I just like the horst design a little better since it has less brake jack. I have also ridden and raced epics, didn't like that either, however it was one of their first year designs and has been improved on from what I understand.

If there is something else out there that I rode and liked I would not hesitate to buy it no matter what the design was.
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id have a soft-tail and full squishy
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Old 06-04-07, 11:46 AM
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lowcel, any thoughts or experience on the GT i-drive or Mongoose freedrive? The Mongoose Teocali is getting good reviews, the Canaan (new) employs the same rear suspension but in a 4" travel, 26 lb variety. The Canaan looks sweet for the money, I'm just not sure I can take it offroad for a test ride.
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Old 06-04-07, 11:53 AM
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Nope, haven't checked them out. Sounds a little heavy for my taste though.
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Ah yes, but the Mongoose bike is less coin than either the Turner or Ellsworth frame...
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Very true. Most likely a great bike as well, I'm just not familiar with it.
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I did have two - the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR and a Santa Cruz Superlight (plus I have a Spec. M4 Stumpjumper hardtail). I used both the Stump and the Santa Cruz but for different terrain and riding. I used the Stump if I was doing more technical, difficult terrain because of its 5" travel but basically decided I didn't need two Fullies and sold the Stump. I have lots of friends that have X-c, all mountain and down hill rigs. I guess why not if you have the money and the space?
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I've got an Epic and am considering an Enduro SL.
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I'd have a Stumpy and an Enduro SX....or a Superlight and a BullittTTTTT.

Or an XAM and a Diablo...or maybe a Reign and a Judge.


I dunno...basically, I'd have an AM Trial bike sorta rig and a freeride sorta rig.
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I would probably have two different types of suspension for the fact Iwould have two totally different types of bikes.

One would be a DH rig and I couldn't narrow it down. Most likely would be a VPP style suspension, maybe V10 or DW Sunday or even a Giant Glory. The other bike would be a light small travel bike like a Cowan DS or older 03 Specialized Enduro SX for general park riding.
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