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i have searched and read a few threads about full squish for dj/urban. i know that geting a hardtail for this type of riding is prefered by the vast majority, but i'm 31 with multiple sugeries and i like the extra cushion i get from a dual rig if i case or land flat. i currently own and jump my intense 6.6, but feel i lose too much pop at the lip with all the travel, and was wondering if any of you could make a frame (or complete bike) suggestion for me. the only frame i have come across and was descibed to me as a dj/urban squishy is the brodie dissendent...does anyone jump this frame? are there others with similar geometry? or are they all really just 4X/slopstyle frames?

also if you can link a thread that discusses full suspension dj'ing frames, please do...thanks.
 

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pump up the preload on the fork and shock. that will help you gain a bit more pop off the lip.
also look at the Kona Cowan DS.
 

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double or the cowan DS. getting something like a bottlerocket or a stinky is just stupid. It wouldnt even be fun. If you're needing something with that much travel, street riding and DJ may not be good for you if you've had many surgeries. Something with more travel will be bad for DJ and especially street. And I wouldnt trust a Blur for street riding.
So, I think if you are sure that you NEED squish, don't go with anything more than a cowan or double. Set it up with something adjustable like a Rockshox Pike. Singlespeed would be ideal, and very easy with the cowan DS, if this is a strictly dj/urban bike. Some more solid parts and you'll be set!
 

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thank you all for the input...looking into the cowan ds and the transition double...both seem like exactly what i'm looking for. this desciption from the transition dealer in my area is exactly what im looking for.



The Double is built for the hardtail junkie looking for just a small amount travel in the rear to smooth out the dirt jumps and biker cross courses. Designed with dirt jump hardtail geometry, the extremely low slung Double will have you throwing tricks first and worrying about the landing later. If BMX tracks are what you are into, the Double?s super responsive rear end with a low bottom bracket can rail burms like no other full suspension. This could be the funnest bike we have ever designed. Availability: Available Late December 06 Frame Features: 90mm (3.5") Rear Wheel Travel Manitou Metel R 6.5" eye to eye x 1.5" stroke Fox RP23 Air and Manitou Swinger 4-Way Air Shocks available for upcharge, see pricing 6061 Heat Treated Aluminum Colors: Metallic Sour Apple, White, Copper Orange Oversize 5mm thick headtube (1 1/8") and gusset Custom one-piece CNC rocker arm Compatible with all single crown forks Accepts 8" Rear Disc Brake Rotor Easily fits up to 2.5" rear tire Works with Front Derailleur or Chain Guide Frame Weight (without rear shock): 7.6 lbs 1 year defect warranty, Lifetime crash replacement Sizes: Regular (14"), Long (14") Build Specs: Shock Specs: 6.5 eye-to-eye x 1.5" stroke, Upper Pin 22.2mm x 8mm, Lower Pin 22.2mm x 8mm Front Derailleur: 34.9 clamp, top pull top swing, Shimano FD-M751 or FD-M571 or FD-M511 Bottom Bracket: 73mm x 118mm Headset: Standard 1 1/8" (1" deep cup compatible) Seatpost: 31.6mm Seat Clamp: 34.9mm Rear Dropout Spacing: 135mm x 10mm (nutted axle & QR compatible) Disc Brake Mount: International Standard
 

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I liked it. I ran it real stiff with custom valving. I would've preferred a size smaller since I'm only 5'8".

You can see some pictures playing on the small set. My buddy's on the more FRish blue Coiler. And some in the picnic area, just on and off tables and what not.








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if i was going to build a bike -just- for street, park and dj i'd probobly pick something diffrent, but my bottlerocket is my 'do it all' bike. i ride street every day with it and love it. its got a bit more travel than you need, but the geometry is close enough. compaired to the hardtail it replaced in some ways i love the extra travel. if you hucking stuff on the street, more often than not your going to be landing on flat concrete. its also great on the dirtjumps, but you don't get that extra 'pop' that the hardtails get.

gots to rig it with a fox36 and a zero stack headset to keep the front end down. otherwise it too slacked out.
 
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