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I would for sure go with a FS 29er...........

Be specific, Nicolai Helius AC 29er..............
 

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Freeride for me and I think the new trend for low slack trail bikes is awesome. I am still stuck on slopestyle bikes for my second ride untill I can find a trail bike that is as strong and can be used on DJs.
 

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I have a couple btu here are my favorites

the big girl
Tire Wheel Bicycle wheel rim Bicycle tire Bicycle fork

and the trail machine
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Is this including road bikes?

If it is then a lightweight HT 29er (not sure if one quite how I want exists though).

If you can have a road bike ontop of the other 2 bikes then I'd go for a light weight FS trail bike.
 

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This is interesting to me, keep it coming. I have been playing with the ideal of a 29er HT also. Nice to see it popping up, not what I expected.
 

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A Hardtail. Aside from the DH bike the only thing I ride is my hardcore Banshee Scirocco. Goes anywhere and keeps it honest. And imagine how good the Trek dh feels after bounding about on a ht!
 

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I currently have the DH bike in the shop waiting on a warranty frame from tranny and a fully functioning covert that I've been riding like a DH bike and getting in shape in the meantime. I also like my HT SS. So I guess right now a AM bike aka Covert and a HT SS. If it is just a DH bike and a companion, I would probably pick a slack heavy duty HT SS, like my Norco Manik:)
 

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Man, I have a hard time picking 4-5 bikes.

I think I would agree with Whafe though: Nicolai Helius AC 29er

We would differ on the FR bike though :) Love my Knolly DT.

Edit: that is, unless I get into riding street more. Then, perhaps a Transition Double would be my second bike.
 

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My Yeti DJ. Long enough TT to let me do long rides but compact enough to use for everything else as well. Even works great at the BMX track.
 

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It depends on what that DH/FR bike is.

If it's just a solid DH bike, I'd want a light AM bike as my "other" bike, 29er or 26er.

If the DH/FR bike is something like my Highline, Knolly DT or Uzzi, then I could afford to have my other bike as a 29er hardtail or something, because I could pedal those bikes uphill pretty well, and my DH skills would allow me to ride even a hardtail downhill pretty fast, so it would be perfect for those days with the XCish guys.

If the DH/FR bike is something with even less travel/lighter than above, then definitely the 29er hardtail.

I find 26" XC FS bikes to be pretty useless these days, or just simply obsolete compared to a 29er HT.
 

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dh/fr bike - my uzzi vpx

2nd bike - mid range xc rig for those days when you want to do mellow trail rides or long road rides (change tires to 2.1)
 

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you can do pretty much anything on a good free ride bike so I would have to get something that's the most opposite like a road bike or a sweet beach cruiser.
 

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Well, my decision is the opposite. Have a Cannondale AM (Rize), so deciding whether I want a FR or DH bike as my second
 

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Short chainstay hardtail with 4 inch front end wearing a 5 inch travel adjustable fork.
 
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