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    27.5 All Mountain Bike Shootout

    All Mountain Bike Shootout. We're waiting for all the bikes to arrive but we're riding and jumping these bikes now.
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    Which bikes are you testing?

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    Looks like fun, if you need an extra testor send a couple bikes my way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    All Mountain Bike Shootout. We're waiting for all the bikes to arrive but we're riding and jumping these bikes now.
    Please tell me that the 2013 RM Altitude is on the list!
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Jamis, intense, norco in house.

    Scott, Rocky Mountain, khs coming.

    Turner is being redesigned and due in Dec.
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    and you are throwing the 650 blur TRc in there right? Be pretty cool to see how a conversion compares to a dedicated set-up.

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    Excellent! Very interested in your findings.

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    Subbin. Excited to hear of the results!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayoutside View Post
    and you are throwing the 650 blur TRc in there right? Be pretty cool to see how a conversion compares to a dedicated set-up.
    I can see arguments either way as to whether this shoot out should be purpose built only or should include conversions. If the SC is allowed in, then StiHacka's Mojo HD for sure should be too given his enthusiastic reviews. Though I had thought Ibis was going to sell a purpose built.


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    If I am not mistaken that is Pastajet in one of the pictures above. He is the best person to report how he likes them new bikes compared to his Mojo HD!

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    The bike classes are starting to blur...

    Sorry for that.

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    The bike classes are starting to blur...

    Sorry for that. Looking forward to the comparison.

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    My son normally rides a Blur TRc but he is loving the Norco Sight 650b. It is a very easy bike to ride well.

    He is big for 12 yrs old. Size is medium. With this bike he has schooled his teacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    My son normally rides a Blur TRc but he is loving the Norco Sight 650b. It is a very easy bike to ride well.

    He is big for 12 yrs old. Size is medium. With this bike he has schooled his teacher.
    Strong kid, nice looking bike.

    If he is schooling you now, he will put you in the hospital in 2 years .

    It is a bittersweet thing in a man's life when the torch is passed to his son. Pride competing with sense of mortality
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    Strong kid, nice looking bike.

    If he is schooling you now, he will put you in the hospital in 2 years .

    It is a bittersweet thing in a man's life when the torch is passed to his son. Pride competing with sense of mortality
    Yep, we hit the crossroads three years ahead of schedule. He is out jumping me now and it all happened in the past two months. He discovered dropping posts too and he won't ride without one again.

    Anyway, back on topic, he is dialed on this Norco both up and down and I don't think that's possible with a 29er.

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    Mojo HD 140 should be part of this as it's certified by Ibis now and sets a very high bar.

    Ventana Zeus should be in there somehow someway

    Ring up Knolly for a pre production 650 Endorphin and Banshee for the all new 650 Spitfire Ok, that might not be possible but they're both coming soon and I can wish

    This should be good and Francois, make sure you ride these bikes in some serious rocks gardens as the new love for low BB = lots of pedal hit if you live in those conditions like New England. 13.3" BB on the Norco is disturbing IMO.
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    Please include some new tires in these tests... w/ good volume! (as they become available)

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    SHould be interesting

    I tried the Tracer 275 and liked it much better than my tracer 29; I'd like to see it compared to the Foes F275 as well, I'm on the waiting list at Foes for a test ride when they build a demo bike. Very interested in the revised Burner as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider View Post
    I tried the Tracer 275 and liked it much better than my tracer 29; I'd like to see it compared to the Foes F275 as well, I'm on the waiting list at Foes for a test ride when they build a demo bike. Very interested in the revised Burner as well.
    We're getting the Foes F275. And I have a Blur TRc 650b Conversion. I'm sure I can get a Mojo HD 650b.

    For tires, I have all cool Schwalbe's now. Rocket Ron, Nobby Nic, Hans Dampf.
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    I'm liking my trailstars that's for sure, still need to try the Hans Dampf... and the new Wild Grip'r looks good

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    Very cool

    Looking forward to the comparo, particularly the Tracer and Foes 275
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    We're getting the Foes F275. And I have a Blur TRc 650b Conversion. I'm sure I can get a Mojo HD 650b.

    For tires, I have all cool Schwalbe's now. Rocket Ron, Nobby Nic, Hans Dampf.
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    Francois - maybe cross post shoot out in AM forum?


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