How is the Astrix Stryke?
I'm looking to buying a new bike and i think i'd like to try the stryke but i dont know how it is and i'd like to know a few things:
up to what travel can it take in the front and back?
is it durable?
seems really nice (no personal experience with it)
It has 6.5 inches in the rear according to the site (I saw 5.6 in a couple places though) and takes a 160mm fork (don't know if it can go bigger, 160 is what they use for the geo chart)
Very Stout frame!
One of my crew members (Ronniering.com) has had one now for over two years and punishes it 3-4 days a week on our technical terrain. The frame is >10 pounds (loads of AL and lots of pivots/bearings). So... it can certainly handle whatever you can throw at it. He's also one of our best technical climbers with this this bike even though it weighs over 40 pounds So the suspension works very well. Would I get one for epic rides.... NO. But for technical/tough all mtn ups and downs... IT WORKS!