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ok im probably going to need a new frame soon enough so i was wondering what is a good dual suspsension bike that will handle xc racing, but will also take drops of 2-5 feet
a bike that can take the tough stuff but is dual suspension

i was thinking the norco six three but #1 doubt i could get the frame alone and #2 its a little pricey

i know this question has probably been asked alot but im lazy to look

i dont want a dh bike because i use my mountainbike as a road bike aswell so something with more a xc profile/geometry if it exists my current frame is a gry fisher joshua so something similar in shape to that maybe,
 

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ye i like the preston but i thought it was purely freeride
 

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It is not purely freeride but the frame is pretty beefy an I think weighs almost 9 lbs!
That is quite a bit for racing XC on?!?!
MAybe not even the weight so much as the geo...it is pretty slack.
However, you could put a pike or something on it and bring it down a good bit. Just watch the pedals :)

BTW, I think the preston is an awesome bike...maybe just a little overkill for what you want!

Just my .02
 

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lolz weight is of NO issue to me infact for me it seems the heavier the faster im scary fast and have fast cadence which is weird because i can maintain top speed for 2-3 miles with no slowdown yet i cant jog a mile...but thats of topic suffice to say i dont care how much it weighs aslong as it isnt a pure dh/dirtjumping rig or a pure xc racing rig and has dual suspension know what i mean? kinda like the transition preston :)
 

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Ventana X5
Turner RFX
Specialized Enduro
Giant Reign

Take your pic from the above. Not sure about the XC "racing" part though!
It's asking a bit much to cover road riding right through to Freeride on a single bike. I'd put together a cheap road bike for the tarmac. It will be miles faster than anything built for serious off-road.
 

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potvinwannab said:
ok im probably going to need a new frame soon enough so i was wondering what is a good dual suspsension bike that will handle xc racing, but will also take drops of 2-5 feet
a bike that can take the tough stuff but is dual suspension

i was thinking the norco six three but #1 doubt i could get the frame alone and #2 its a little pricey

i know this question has probably been asked alot but im lazy to look

i dont want a dh bike because i use my mountainbike as a road bike aswell so something with more a xc profile/geometry if it exists my current frame is a gry fisher joshua so something similar in shape to that maybe,
If you want a cheap and capable frame, look into the Kona Dawg, Giant Reign, and Azonic Saber at Wheel World.com. All three can take abuse and are very cheap right now. The Santa Cruz Heckler is another good frame at a decent price point.
 

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I use my Enduro Elite, just run it with Nevegal 2.1's to lower the rolling resistance when riding XC.
 

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Ventana X5
Turner RFX
Specialized Enduro
Giant Reign

Take your pic from the above. Not sure about the XC "racing" part though!
It's asking a bit much to cover road riding right through to Freeride on a single bike. I'd put together a cheap road bike for the tarmac. It will be miles faster than anything built for serious off-road
then you obviously dont know me ;) i guess im faster then i thought, because i always used my other bike for road biking aswell as trails and the skate park sometimes all in the same day! it was a department store bike so i dont know if it means anything, it even had 1.95 upfront and 2.125 in the back and could reach maybe 35-40 k on the road if it was slightly sloped meaybe 30 on flats and 60+ downhill, but it climbed like sh!t, literally dragged me down from the top, but hey it weighed 60 pounds

ok those all sound like my kind of frame except the turner i dont like 4 bar suspension, maybe more of those bikes do but im too lazy to look but eh the preston looks like its for me, but i like the enduro

what do you think of a yakuza if i ran 2.1 inches in the front and back for xc/road?
 

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how long is that sale at wheelworld goin on those are CRAZY good prices...better than ebay
 

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i wanted a yakuza but im guessing its not good for xc, the heckler is kind of wimpy looking, the preston is really nice and price is right, but the giants prices are even more right
 

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Heckler...wimpy looking?

potvinwannab said:
i wanted a yakuza but im guessing its not good for xc, the heckler is kind of wimpy looking, the preston is really nice and price is right, but the giants prices are even more right
Bwaaaaaah!:D If you think a Heckler looks wimpy, you may be missing what makes a bike strong...or your eyeglass prescription ran out. Hey...I'm just jacking with ya, but I think you might be confusing some elements of frame design as they apply to frame strength. The Preston that has been mentioned is very stout, but it does lean heavily toward the FR spectrum, and its weight shows it. You may be very tough...as you have mentioned quite clearly a couple of times:rolleyes: ...but an extremely heavy bike is kryptonite to Superman when you try to use it for everything. Get or build yourself a 30-33 pound 5" bike, and you'll be much happier if you're really going to try to "do it all" on one bike.
 

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potvinwannab said:
i know this question has probably been asked alot but im lazy to look
Uhh, yeah.. :rolleyes:

Also too lazy to type, too lazy to think, I guess the world needs its McDonald's Employees. :thumbsup:
 
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