Man I wish I had time to link you to all the times I said you should get a BR in your 50 other threads.... If only...
Hahaha i was actually thinking about it when the offer for a BR came up.
Thanks for the shock info. After having my porter i realized the huge benifits of air shocks. I would probably use a fairly high Psi in it for my weight. I would also look into an adjustable travel fork. I would try to make it stiff like a SS bike. I watched a video and the suspension was pretty squishy, so i would try to make it pretty stiff within reason. Would it be better to run a shorter sroke, or just put a high psi in? if im doing trails (dunno if you know northstar) like sticks and stones, wouldn't the 5.5" be nice?
I thinks the porter jumps to well for me too. After riding it off many different jumps it want to go high, and catch some airtime. after riding an m1 for a season im still used to a hugh travel machine taking up most of the jump, and going more low and far off jumps. Wouldn't the bottlerocket be a good transition
in between the two?
Does it still feel somewhat low and slack like the porter? or will it feel more like my m1?
(the porter is kinda small for me too. ill get a 17" BR, which will be nice because the porter is a 15")
The only reason i didnt get a BR before is the money. I had about $700 and coudnt find one for below $1200. I found the Porter as a frame from a pro who is getting a new one, so i asked him if he could throw in extra parts because i would like as close to a full build as possible. He managed to throw in everything but a BB and crankset for $700... I always was looking at BRs but knew i coudnt afford one.
Ill be trading someone my porter frame and fork for his frame and fork... its a sext deep green color too.
My friend has a speshy big hit spec wich has 5.5" travel, but it is about 9000000lbs and rides bad for my style. i am just afraid the BR will ride like that...