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Hello all,
Been browsing the forums a lot lately and for a few weeks. I was wondering what you guys would recommned for me. I would like a freeride/downhill bike. I have my riden best buddies Giant Faith and like it alot. The only problem is that i feel like i am super high and super over the front wheel. Now is this just a weird feeling from riding a walmart bike for 6+ months or is it the wrong size? he has the 18'' frame and i thought that was pretty small. I am about 5'6 ish and i weight 160ish. Now i have looked around but my price range will not be over 2k. and i really do not like the look of kona. if it is just a feeling i will get over about he faith than great otherwise do you guys have any great bikes in mind for me?
thanks for all the help guys!
Willis
 

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No.

DH bikes will often have short toptubes, which translates into a short cockpit, but they will have long wheelbases so when you're standing they'll ride well. You probably felt like it was small because you were sitting down.
 

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if you want a FR bike... as i would suggest unless you plan on racing, then look at the specialized big hits, iron horse 7points, etc

FR bikes will be easier to pedal than DH.

EDIT: Also i am 5'6 and i ride a small
 
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