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Highland MTB park open this weekend in New Hampshire. They have been working on the trail system there for 2 years and there work does shine. I have rarely seen berms and drops to transitions in New England. It was a treat to ride. The trails were muddy due the 6 inches of rain they got earlier this week, but we just call that skill building.

I have had my Highline for 2 months now and this is the first non leg assisted climbing its done. It didn't mind riding up on the chairlift but its granny gear was shooting me some dirty looks. After my first run I did need to alter my suspension set up a bit to a more dh feel. {less pro pedal and a little more boost} But after that the bike just ripped it up. My local trails are a lot more rocky and tech. Tighter turns, roots and more large chunks of granite. These were faster, lots of bridges, drops, and tight bermed S turns.

I love this bike. I can pedal it all day around my trails. Put the seat up to climb, slam it down to descend. Take it to a Dh mountain and rip it up all day. My last 2 Dh bikes Were Cannondale Gemini Dh's. Not a bad bike but the Highline is easier to ride. Better at cornering and seems to fly through the air. The Gemini's did seem to plow a bit more but its also hard to make a fair assessment until the trails dry out. Over all I am really happy I bought this frame.

Side notes.
E13 drs works flawlessly. only time the chain dropped was when I slid out and hit my front shifter.
grease ports rule. I kept heckling my friend on his v10 about saying goodbye to his bearings.

Thank you for reading my ramblings.
 

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Justin, what size spring did you end up using? I rode up to Ste Anne with a 600 and damned, I had a hard time getting it set up right. Stiff, jittery, just downright unruly. But...everyone said 600...

I have to say, and maybe it was because the Highline felt really stiff, had balding tires, and isn't truly a "DH" bike, that I had a blast on Spanky's V10, by comparison. I'm going to give the Highline another shot, with some lighter springs, new sneakers, and some more local time, and maybe I'll like it a lot better when I get to Highland on the 14th of July. If it still isn't making me happy, well, I'll deal with it until this fall and someone will end up with a pretty green highline frame. :madman:

Oh, and where the hell are the pics? And the props...??? :nono:
 

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Mine came thru with a 400. It has a little more sag than fox recommends but I like it that way. I have 125 in the boost and a half turn in on the bottom out adjuster. Sorry about no photos. That requires stopping.

And Thanks to EsquireBc and Boutique Bike for Hooking me up with this awesome frame.:thumbsup:
 
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