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  1. #1
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    Jun 2009

    Bike for Marathon and TransAlp

    I am interested in Marathon MTB and eventually one day trying to do the TransAlp race. I have watched some videos on you tube and there is a mix of fully and hard tail bikes. I would guess the hard tails have harder time coming down hill and with lockout on the fully, there is no advantage to a hard tail. right?

    So what would you guys recommend as a few makes and models that I should look at and test ride? What is the most important criteria in a marathon bike (Weight, travel, or something else)?

  2. #2
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    Jun 2009
    Well if your looking for a light race bike check this one out top of the line everything. XTR Drivetrain, Avid Juicy 7 brakes, FSA Carbon everything. This bike has a 500 dollar crankset
    Big Foot Blue KHS XC704r

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