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    Upgrading from '96 Cannondale F500- more pedal strikes with modern 27.5 bikes?

    Hi all,
    I posted in the general discussion section about some 27.5 bikes I am looking to upgrade to(Trance 3, Camber, Stumpy). I wasn't sure where to post it Anyways, I ride through rocky technical sections and have not really thought about pedal strike before on my '96 Cannondale F500. I have read that some of these newer bikes can have more pedal strike?

    Thanks & Peace.

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    In the price I'm guessing your shooting for you may also want to check out the fuse and the 27.5 fathom. Those are two pretty nice trail hardtails in the $1500-$2000 range.

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    Add in the Marin Hawk Hill. Yeah, you may get more pedal strikes with a full suspension because it lowers the bottom bracket and pedals when it's compressed. Rocky stuff doesn't necessarily implicate compressed suspension, though, depending on other factors.

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