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I have a VP Free, I want to ride it everywhere, but it’s 41 LBS! The Geo is like a lot of AM bikes, but the weight and rear travel make it feel like a DH bike

Do you consider this an AM or DH bike?
 

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Mid duty DH. But like Clutch said its all in how you pedal it. The bike can definitely go anywhere you want. Just slower and faster in certain situations.
 

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More DH,I have a intense Uzzi,even though you can AM ride them the energy and effort on climbs and spinning takes it's toll on long rides.a six inch travel AM,which can be built under 30lbs is much more efficient overall then Freeride specific bikes and can handle just about anything out there short of full out DH.I really like my Uzzi and the way it rides overall,but come spring I'm going to build a Intense Tracer for all day AM fun.
 

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Just wanted to add, it's really more of a long travel freeride bike, the uninterrupted seat tube and geometry make it clime-able, just not really it's strongest suit. Thats a really sweet VP-free by the way, a buddy of mine has one of those and he sends it huge all the time, crazy awesome bikes.
 

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I know a guy who rides one of those with a Fox 40. Everywhere.

AM/FR, I guess. Nice bike either way!
 

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I met a guy on the trail with one of those, with generally the same set up. he dropped everybody on the climb to the top. (intermediate to advance climbs) I asked him about the bike, his was around 37 lbs, and he says you get used to the weight. I don't think it was about the bike, it was about the rider!
 

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Freeride.
 

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Looking at that bike I say it's a DH/FR bike. But the real question is what do you think it is? Throw some clipless pedals on and take it out on some AM trails. Do you get completely dropped, and are annoyed by it? Or do you keep up pretty well and have a blast on the downhills?

Some people can pedal big bike like that on AM trails and love it. I'm one of those people. Others prefer a snappier lighter bike.
 

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It's a bike.

You don't have to ask for our permission to take it where you ant to go.
 

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Jerk_Chicken said:
WHo cares what it is for everyone. If you can ride it, it's a bicycle. It's also whatever bike you can make of it on your trails. Who cares.

I knew a guy that had one built like that and it was his XC bike and he would climb on it while his wife and kids were hiking those woods.
i agree with ya there... if you can do it... more power to ya... thing is, not many can....
 

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Jerk_Chicken said:
WHo cares what it is for everyone. If you can ride it, it's a bicycle. It's also whatever bike you can make of it on your trails. Who cares.

I knew a guy that had one built like that and it was his XC bike and he would climb on it while his wife and kids were hiking those woods.
Are you hi or something?
 

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mrpercussive said:
i agree with ya there... if you can do it... more power to ya... thing is, not many can....
Poh, maybe you should refrain from replying to those who are inebriated...

No Chumba lovin goin on here :ihih:
 

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I would take My foes fly, with a Shiver.For some quick xc rides if i was short of time or i couldn't ride long that day.
 
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