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    GT Distortion 2.0

    Hey I was just wondering is the GT Distortion 2.0 was good for XC as well as everything eles!!

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    the Distortion likes downhill stuff, plus big stunt work

    what kind of riding do you want to do
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    if you can get the proper seat post extension it would make a pretty fun do it all bike.

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    Lots of information here:
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    I have ridden one for 1.5 years now and it is a wicked fun bike. It is a great compliment to a DH bike. I have hit 15 foot plus doubles and plenty of big drops with it and pedalled it up to the top after. I have ridden some DH style trails and its almost scary how much abuse this bike can take and how well it handles in stuff that most 6" travel bike get squirly on.

    As mentioned, you will want/need a dropper post for it. I think it is one of the best pedalling bikes I have ever owned. I have cleaned sections of trail that I haven't even came close to on other bikes (like blur lt2, nomad 2, etc).

    I honestly can't say enough about the bike. I am sadly going to sell mine because I had to sell my DH bike and need a larger travel do all bike for the road trips to places like winter park/keystone and and such. If I ever go back to 2 bikes again I could see myself looking for another distortion

    In the end, if you can handle the little extra abuse on the rocky stuff (abuse as in tired legs from the short travel, not because the bike feels out of control in anyway) it will reward you with very good climbing and an extremely playful nature on the downhills.

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    Hey Climbingbubba, what size is yours?

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    This bike looks so cool, but the one thing I don't get about it is the 17" chain stays. Its seems to fit with the idea of the bike they would be a hair shorter to keep with the playful theme

    I guess that's designed so it can still feel stable in the gnar and pedal well

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    The GT frames are very poppy and playful with 17" chainstays Im not sure why but they are super playful.

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    The geo doesnt look like it would be too bad to pedal around. Its a little hefty, but nothing unreasonable.

    I bet those could be built up to be really great, fun trail bikes. They do tend to be build up to focus on being park bikes/FR bikes.

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    Thanks for all the info guys really helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by nauc View Post
    the Distortion likes downhill stuff, plus big stunt work

    what kind of riding do you want to do
    I do a bit of downhill abit of XC and everything inbetween

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    my MadC with the wife's Disto 1.0
    she loves it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    The geo doesnt look like it would be too bad to pedal around. Its a little hefty, but nothing unreasonable.

    I bet those could be built up to be really great, fun trail bikes. They do tend to be build up to focus on being park bikes/FR bikes.
    THIS.

    A friend has one. He's happy with it. It's not necessarily the lightest thing but it pedals well (I own a GT Force). He's used it on long XCish rides, has tried a couple of DH trails with it and he's primarily more of a trail rider.

    I think you can build the Distortion into a trail/all arounder.

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