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I have a few questions for you ML Owners. I'm looking to replace my small Burner and was wondering what catagory would the ML fit? Is it a cross Country bike, or a trail bike. I'm not looking for a race bike. I want a good trail bike that will climb and take the descents well also. Is the Moto-Light what I'm looking for?
 

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Make it what you will....

I'm of the opinion that the ML is genetically a trail bike with some Racer-X DNA, but really this bike is difficult to categorize. The ML is a chameleon so to speak. You can switch rear end travel between 5 and 4 inches and if you mate the frame with a travel adjustment fork you could have many different bikes (HTA ranges from 70.5 to 68.5) or you can build it up for a single purpose ranging anywhere from 24 hour racing to more gravity oriented riding (frame will accept a coil over shock) and anything in between.

As an example, I built my ML up as a 27# single purpose, set and forget aggressive cross country trail bike. I have never used it in 4 inch mode and I didn't put on a travel adjustment fork.

I recommend that you look around on this board and you will see how people are building up their ML's and to be sure not one of them is quite like another. Let your imagination run wild!!

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If you are looking for the best well rounded mountain bike in the market, then look no further than the ML. Like enduser said, you can go from 4" to 5" of travel in minutes and you also get some of the best FS technology that you will find on any bike. This bike really does it all!
 

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EndUser said:
I'm of the opinion that the ML is genetically a trail bike with some Racer-X DNA, but really this bike is difficult to categorize. The ML is a chameleon so to speak. You can switch rear end travel between 5 and 4 inches and if you mate the frame with a travel adjustment fork you could have many different bikes (HTA ranges from 70.5 to 68.5) or you can build it up for a single purpose ranging anywhere from 24 hour racing to more gravity oriented riding (frame will accept a coil over shock) and anything in between.

As an example, I built my ML up as a 27# single purpose, set and forget aggressive cross country trail bike. I have never used it in 4 inch mode and I didn't put on a travel adjustment fork.

I recommend that you look around on this board and you will see how people are building up their ML's and to be sure not one of them is quite like another. Let your imagination run wild!!

Regards,

EndUser
Yup! The lightest I've seen on this board was in the low 26# and mine is around 30#. With light components, it's a slightly more relaxed version of the RX-100, and with burlier tires, it's an all day trail riding machine in the mountains. With the wider lower stay in 2006, it's the perfect all around trail bike. IMHO.
 

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Like everyone else said.

It's alsoe burly eough to take anything I've been able to throw at it, and some stuff I didn't mean to throw at it. Plus it's gotta be somewhere near the fastest peddling trail bike you can get. I've sport raced it and that's not even the kinda rideing I'm really into anymore,but just lower her down to 4" mode and your right in the hunt. Oh yea and the grey ones jump really good too.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. I'm really leaning towards it. Should be easier to get ahold of one being Native To Arizona.
 
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