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    Guardian Limitationsi

    Hey any help would be great. I own a new Guardian, have put about 140 miles on it and it runs great. I have ridden it pretty hard on my local trails. I want to take it up to North Carolina and ride with a friend of mine. I know it can handle my trails that was why i picked this bike. How do i know what to avoid with this bike, i obviously want to push it a bit but dont want to break it because i take it off to big of a drop, or other obstacles it can not handle. Any help would be great.

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    It really depends on your weight but your only real limiting factor is the durability of the fork. It isn't really designed for big drops.

    Keep the drop offs to less than 3 feet (and try to avoid drop-to-flat) and you'll be fine. Have fun!
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    My bravery typically runs out long before this becomes an issue.

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    Guardian Limitationsi

    It is a cross country bike. It's not made for leaving the ground very much or very often. Having said that, I do small jumps on my Goblin and haven't had an issue.

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    To echo what Krazy said above, the Guardian is a cross-country hardtail mountain bike. It's not really meant for any jumps or drops.

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    Uh...I do them all the time on my Guardian with no issues whatsoever. Upgrade the fork eventually if you hit things bigger than 3 feet. It actually does quite well in the air. Hitting flat ground might taco your rims, so don't do that. I don't think OP is talking about 25 foot gaps.

    To echo what Krazy said above, the Guardian is a cross-country hardtail mountain bike. It's not really meant for any jumps or drops.
    I never ridden XC somewhere that didn't have some minor jumps and drops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westorbust View Post
    Uh...I do them all the time on my Guardian with no issues whatsoever. Upgrade the fork eventually if you hit things bigger than 3 feet. It actually does quite well in the air. Hitting flat ground might taco your rims, so don't do that. I don't think OP is talking about 25 foot gaps.



    I never ridden XC somewhere that didn't have some minor jumps and drops.
    That's really not the definition of "XC". There is no manufacturer that will tell you that any xc rig is intended for 3ft drops or jumps.

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