its because they're bigger frames.this guy wants to trailride too, he's gonna need a little bit bigger frame.thestevej333 said:The escape frames are a decent middle ground but tend to feel a little awkward in the air, if you are looking for something primarily for dj i would shy away from the escape.
I just did a 10 mile trail ride on my DJ bike today, did just fine. it was actually more an all around ride, trail to get to the dirtjump spot, past the DJ part there is a downhill spot., they will do fine.Mr.free-rider said:I'n looking for a dj but I live by ucsc and i go to the jumps there but i have to ride on trail to get to them so would any dj be good on trails.
that seems like the way to go, get a 4x bike or just stick with the aniki, just get lighter components....B100 said:morph: a mountaintrack will kill you if you jump with it... it's just not made for jumping
mr. freerider: your best bet for an all-rounder bike that's good for DJ is a full suspeurnernsion bike made for 4x; Norco 4x4, Specialized SX, Turner Rail, etc. These bikes combine a low standover height, about 4in front and rear of pedal efficient travel and 9-speed drivetrain with a bashguard
I know guys who do bigger jumps with their bigger FS bikes: Yeti ASX, Specialized BigHit, Spec. SX Trail, IronHorse SGS, Santa Cruz Heckler, SC Bullet, Astrix ?? (7-8in) travel... in fact these guys do all kinds of riding - DJ, DH/FR, XC, urban on the one big full suspension bike.