I broke the chainstay on my 575 a few weeks back. search the forum for pics, then go buy an asx.
I'm going to assume that by "abuse", juice means that he is going to ride the heck out of the bike. Like every good mountain bike should be ridden.lacticacidbath said:575 is a XC trail bike....not a freeride bike. If you want to huck and hurt **** and 'abuse' your bike, the 575 isn't for you.
Any bike you 'abuse' is going to break. You could get a Nomad, or 6.6, or an AS-X, and leave 'em outside, and never clean 'em, and never replace your chain or brake pads, and you're bike will break.
Advice: Go buy a Huffy or similar K-Mart Bike. If you're just going to abuse it, you might as well have a POS. Or, get a nice bike, and take care of it.
Yeah, abuse means riding hard, riding often and sometimes crashing. It also means riding all winter - but with proper maintenance.goatboy001 said:I'm going to assume that by "abuse", juice means that he is going to ride the heck out of the bike. Like every good mountain bike should be ridden.
juice, I have a 575 and an ASX and live and ride around Seattle. Each bike has it's obvious uses and the 575 is definately going to have a much more limited life span than the ASX does if you are going to be riding things like Galbraith, Peeler, or traveling north to BC and Whistler. Occasionally the ASX is down and I need to take the 575 to Galbraith. I've done 6 foot drops on it without feeling like I was giving it too much, but I have to say that I wouldn't do it consistently. Get an ASX or something similar.