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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by PavementHater
    Any recommendations? Looking for a bike to handle tough trails, hucks up to 12', able to climb, and little bit of downhill.

    I have a GF Tass for cross country, thinking about selling it for an all mountain. Or should I keep the GF and go with something a little more extreme?

    I was thinking Kona Dawg or something similiar. What do you guys/gals think?

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    So any updates as to what bike you chose? Just out of curiousity could you post a pic of you hitting one of these 12ft hucks.
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    Dude, are 12 foot drops still considered AM? Isn't that more of a freeride or even dirt jumping thing? I mean, XC guys can't really push their bikes like AM guys because of the trade-off between light-weight and durability. Soooo, can anyone shed some light as to what kind of air a "hardcore" AM biker should/would get? Just curious.

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    I would say AM with nads 4' huck. drop ins are different.

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    I would say IMHO 4-6 drops/jumps max are AM anything over that is FR and would require a substantially not easy to pedal uphill type bike and hence not AM - since AM means you go pedal up the mountain and pedal down the mountain and try to ride whatever you come accross.

    Hopefully DogonFR will explain the "huck v Drop" better for us. Further explanation please
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    I would say AM with nads 4' huck. drop ins are different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Hopefully DogonFR will explain the "huck v Drop" better for us. Further explanation please
    Huck to me is like jumping off a drop, kind of like a mini cliff.
    Drop in for me would be rolling down a large rock or steep ledge.
    Jump would be a bump, rock or groomed launch.

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    You might want to consider a KHS FR2000 '04 model from Bob's Bicycle for $399.00. It comes with a Manitou Swinger 3-way coil and has an adjustable travel between 4-5-6". I recently got this frame with a defective rear shock that Manitou replaced with a Swinger 6-way coil. It's a pretty sweet set-up because I can put it on 5" to hammer up then switch to six for the descend. The swinger 6 way is a good pedal platform rear shock that when tuned properly could make the bike an acceptable ascender and an exceptional descender. I placed my old parts from my frame which includes an Z1FR3 at 6" which did set the HA at 68 deg. I am planning to place an RC2X 7" which should slacken it by another degree to properly adjust the suspension to my liking because it would also have hi-low speed compression adjustment, rebound and preload.
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    OK,
    Didn't realize this thread was still going, sorry. I ended buying a coiler and am extremely happy with it. I wanted a bike that will be ABLE to handle monster hucks, doesn't mean I do them. No, I have never hucked anything over 8'...Jumps......yes. I just wanted a bike that would be able to pedal and stand up to serious abuse.

    I appreciate the advise on the rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    forget trail bikes. Period. Move into FR/DH bikes. Like the Kona Stinky. It's $1999 US bux. You'd be hard pressed to find any bike at $1500 that's going to take 12' repeatedly and safely.
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    I wouldnt say that. I have a bighit with a monster t on it and it can take 12 footers easily and i got it for under 1500

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