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    Cool-blue Rhythm 07 Epic Expert or 09 Felt Redemption

    If you had a chance to buy one of these two bikes.......

    Bike 1 - 2007 Epic Expert

    Bike 2 - 2009 Felt Redemtion


    Ride style... All mountain, no downhill, occasional 2-4' drops, XC trails, etc.

    Just looking for an all around bike.

    Price for each bike is $1000.00

    So..... What would you choose???




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    Sounds like you are on more the XC realm of things.. you might want to look at something like trail bike with 5" of travel.. maybe even like a blur LT might fit your need perfectly or a stumpjumper..

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    Redemption, it's a better all around "do anything" bike. And pedals great thanks to the equilink suspension. I have an 08 Redemption Team and couldn't be happier with it. It works great here in S. Florida for XC / Trail and just as good for when I want to go up NC and tear it up in the mountains.

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    Definitely Redemption.

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    Redemption

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    Redemption. I've got an 08 redemption 3, get the suspension set up properly and it will do anything you what it too. And it pedals very nice.

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    Ask the question here in the all mountain forum and everyone will tell you to go with the Redemption. Go over to the XC forum and they'll tell you to get the Epic. What do you want? If it's an XC bike get the Epic. I'd get the Redemption, but I'm here in the All mountain forum.

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    Well I purchased the Epic however I wanted to see what other opinions were. I like the Epic but was worried about it doing all I wanted it to do. The Redemption is still availiable and if I could sell the Epic and get my money back I would consider the Redemption. The Redemption has about 165mm of travel vs. the Epics 100mm. If I take this Epic off a 4 ft drop is it going to handle it? The Epic comes in at around 10lbs lighter than the Redemption too. Just don't know if I made the right move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrunner07
    Well I purchased the Epic however I wanted to see what other opinions were. I like the Epic but was worried about it doing all I wanted it to do. The Redemption is still availiable and if I could sell the Epic and get my money back I would consider the Redemption. The Redemption has about 165mm of travel vs. the Epics 100mm. If I take this Epic off a 4 ft drop is it going to handle it? The Epic comes in at around 10lbs lighter than the Redemption too. Just don't know if I made the right move.
    Good thing you asked for advice 1st

    Epic 10lbs lighter? There is no way that epic weighs 23lbs dude......

    And for a "do anything bike....you didn't make the right decision with the bikes you had to choose from......

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrunner07
    Well I purchased the Epic however I wanted to see what other opinions were. I like the Epic but was worried about it doing all I wanted it to do. The Redemption is still availiable and if I could sell the Epic and get my money back I would consider the Redemption. The Redemption has about 165mm of travel vs. the Epics 100mm. If I take this Epic off a 4 ft drop is it going to handle it? The Epic comes in at around 10lbs lighter than the Redemption too. Just don't know if I made the right move.

    4' drop on an Epic? Why would you want to do that. The bike is not one class difference it's 2 classes. Epic is an XC race bike if you are a sponsored racer go ahead do that 4'drop and get a new bike. Well since you got the bike already, congrats just keep it on the XC type courses your bike would last a long time.

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    Yeah I hear ya.... Wish I would have gone with the Redemption cuz that's what would have been better for me. I'm not a XC racer but I didn't know much about the bikes when the decision was made. Thanks for the insight.

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    the epic will handle trails fine but i wouldnt push it past a smooth 1 foot drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    the epic will handle trails fine but i wouldnt push it past a smooth 1 foot drop.
    Too bad the redemption looks pretty good for 1k especially with the Lylik that's almost 1k already

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    We really need to petition felt to start up production on the redemption again, hopefully with a slacker head angle
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