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    Playful long travel 29er?

    Hi,
    Iím looking for a long travel 29er that is less an enduro race sled and more park bike. Something that can eat up chunky terrain at alarming speed when needed but also a blast manualing and popping off every trail feature you can find. Currently the Canfield Toit/Riot, the Guerrilla Gravity Smash with itís crush/plush mode, and the YT Jeffsy are at the top of my list. Any other suggestions? Thanks

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    Transition Sentinel. 64* head angle.
    I no longer like to party. But I like the idea of it.

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    Check out the new Process 153 29. Long but with short chainstays.

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    Anything with a blown shock.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Sentinel? Have you ridden one? All the reviews Iíve read seem to find the bike pretty focused on getting down the mountain really fast and not as nimble or playful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Anything with a blown shock.
    Beat me to the punch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    Beat me to the punch.
    can someone explain this joke or response to me?

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    Wreckoning. Especially if you really mean long travel.

    The Riot is the most "playful" but gets overwhelmed at speed in rough terrain.

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    Norco Range 29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apolonios View Post
    Check out the new Process 153 29. Long but with short chainstays.
    I haven't ridden one yet, but would agree with this statement. The Process 153 29's chainstays are 1/2" shorter than my '17 Niner RIP9a, SB5.5 and a Hightower LT.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    Wreckoning. Especially if you really mean long travel.

    The Riot is the most "playful" but gets overwhelmed at speed in rough terrain.
    Once you get the suspension set right. Which IMHO means a custom tune. It handles rough stuff very well. But the Riot takes some skill and balls to ride higher speeds. Short chainstays and wheelbase, doesn't take much input to change direction. It's not long,low and stable.

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    Blown shock...

    Quote Originally Posted by @Ride@ View Post
    can someone explain this joke or response to me?
    Good dampers have traditionally been designed to allow higher speeds by maintaining traction over uneven surfaces. (Those dampers "stuck your wheel to the ground". If you needed to check to see if your rear tire was flat on your DH bike, it meant your damper was working well.)

    A bike with a damper that makes a bike feel "poppy" is a damper that does just the opposite of sticking you to the ground. It "pops you off" trail features. A damper with a "blown" or defective rebound damper will do just that.

    Now, in the days of buffed out, man-made, cookie cutter trails traditional damping is often referred to as feeling dead. Heavy damping is not as essential and can make a bike less fun to ride if trails are buff and jumpy. Old school, steep, fast chunk is were traditional damping is needed for control and speed.


    You are asking to have your cake and eat it too.

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