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    my new all mountain bike!!! 2008 GT marathon

    Just bought this bad boy to replace my old 2005 Kona stinky which was too heavy for the type of biking i do......

    its meant for XC i think but i will ride it for all-mountain

    im stoked on it, tell me what u think






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    Yes it's an XC design

    with a steep 71 degree head tube. Descents on it will be "challenging" and the bike will be twitchier than an AM one.

    Jim

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    descents are indeed quite challenging, mainly because you cant lower the rear seat post (design of the frame) but i do it anyways the uphills are heavenly on this bike compared to my kona stinky.

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    thats pretty sexy. i like it!

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    Nice new gt man!

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    Enjoy your new bike! I've seen guys do stuff on XC hardtails that others on 6in travel bikes wouldn't do.

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    thanks for the comments, guys!!!

    this is the bike it just replaced:




    world of difference, as one can imagine.

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    one step forward 2 steps back

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    Nice bike I just got a Marathon 2.0, but coming from a different direction, XC hardtail. So it's a brave new world of dual suspension for me! Posted a pic over at:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...=1#post5283077
    Last edited by yokine; 01-16-2009 at 01:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanDiegan420
    descents are indeed quite challenging, mainly because you cant lower the rear seat post (design of the frame) but i do it anyways the uphills are heavenly on this bike compared to my kona stinky.
    Yeah, I test rode a Stinky in 2001 and liked it, but, like you, I favored a lighter bike. Enjoy!

    Looks like you can cut a couple inches off the bottom of your seatpost and still raise it to the height you want for xc. But the couple inches lopped off would also let you lower it more for downhillin'.

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