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    Advice on Trail Bike

    Hi, I want to buy an all around trail bike. I am 6'1 and 220 lbs. I rode a little in the 90's and are starting to get back on the pedals. I borrowed a Heckler for a few rides, but didn't like how it rode, then a borrowed a rockhopper and liked it better. I think it must be the geometry. I've ben looking at the Norco Killer B 2 and the Ibis Mojo SL with the STX pakage. Any tips?

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    Ride as many as you can if its possible. What type of riding will you be doing? What didn't you like about the Heckler and liked about the speshy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmallory View Post
    Ride as many as you can if its possible. What type of riding will you be doing? What didn't you like about the Heckler and liked about the speshy?
    Tks jmallory, I'm riding rocky, roots, thechnical an steep both ways. I know is a bit vague but that why I want something I can use anywhere.

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    I didn't like the SC because it felt unstable. I rode a Rocky Mountain an I liked too but I don't know which model was it.

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    my guess is if you thought the heckler felt tippy the mojo will feel tippy too.

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    Why would that be b-kul? Any recomendations?

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    Head angle is way too steep on a SL for serious technical riding. Look at the HD, 66 or 67 HTA should do you good for the terrain you want to ride.

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    What about tire size?

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    "the SC because it felt unstable"

    how so? its a very solid bike
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    I run big tires, 2.2 Trail Kings which are big. I would run the 2.4's if they were't so heavy. Big tires do well on technical terrain.

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    Tks what about wheel size? And travel?

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    How can a Rockhopper ride better than a Heckler on technical terrain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R@@ View Post
    Tks what about wheel size? And travel?
    Personal preference on wheel size.

    But if you want my opinion, here it is. I am small, light, and not very strong....I ride a small sized bike on very steep, rocky, tight, technical terrain. These combinations make a 26 in wheel the most sensible choice for me. You are bigger, stronger, and would most likely ride a size large bike, therefore, you have the option of looking at a 29 in wheel. I do not prefer it, but that is just me. I think the size of the wheel should correspond to the size of the frame and type of terrain.

    As far as travel, if you are looking at a 66-67 HTA style bike, then 160 is a good place to start. I ride with 150, my hubby rides with 170. Good luck

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    ^+1 on just about everything motochick said but personally id look for a 125-140 bike. lighter and generally more nimble than the bigger bike and just about as capable.

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    Tks guys. Any specific bike recomendations? Ibis and Norco are brandas I like. But will take any advice!!

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    The problem would be the head tube angle.

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    Advice on Trail Bike

    I am riding a 29er Titus Rockstar on all kinds of terrain and really enjoying it. Climbs good and is great on the downhill. Great prices, too. Can get it in carbon or alloy frame. Titus has other full-sus options in 26er.

    http://shop.titusti.com/product-p/fbtirockcx9.htm

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