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I've been looking at possibly building up a Handjob.

I have a few questions if anyone could give me some info....

I'm planning to build up a hardtail for aggressive/technical XC. Not really freeriding, but a little more abusive than traditional XC.

I'm a fairly big guy, 200#, 6'1".

Does the Handjob fit the bill? Or should I be looking at another option.....
 

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I think so...

I had ordered one but it was too big and I exchanged it for a stiffee. It was pretty burly and heavier than my Kona Explosif frame. Good tire clearance too.
 

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The Handjob is not approved for DC forks, and I wouldn't want to put anything longer than a Vanilla 125/130 on it. It has plenty of tire clearance (I'm running MotoRaptor 2.4's and it looks like it could fit Timberwolf 2.5's). It has a compliant ride and maintains traction better than the average Al HT on rooty climbs. It isn't as tough as a DMR HT or a Stiffee or Chameleon. I would grab it over any of those for long, rough rides but not for sessioning.
 
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