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    freeride with a cannondale f8

    good or bad idea?

    think i will break something? haha

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    Not a great idea. It's not really made for that.

    It's still a mountain bike, so the wheels don't have to be on the ground all the time. But you shouldn't be doing big lines on it either.
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    what about with a all mountain bike?

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    If you have to ask this, you aren't ready to be freeriding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckropp View Post
    If you have to ask this, you aren't ready to be freeriding.

    Ha ha, so true I don't think the F8 would make a good Freeriding anyways, the geometry is well suited for XC buy not FR. Plus the frame is pretty light I doubt that it can take a lot of repeated abused. Chase is more of the frame you want for that type of riding.

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    i guess lol

    i just find myself wanting to go faster and jump higher every time i ride(i know it sounds lame).

    i tryed the freeride trail yesterday but i didnt do the big jumps or jumps with the japs, i just did the other stuff. i liked it.

    i was looking around online for a bike for that and came across the 2011 santa cruz nomad. i asked about the am because its listed under the am bikes but it says in the intended use thats its for am/fr, so i just wanted to make sure.

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    [QUOTE=Say What Now?;8324985]i guess lol

    i just find myself wanting to go faster and jump higher every time i ride(i know it sounds lame).

    i tryed the freeride trail yesterday but i didnt do the big jumps or jumps with the japs, i just did the other stuff. i liked it.

    i was looking around online for a bike for that and came across the 2011 santa cruz nomad. i asked about the am because its listed under the am bikes but it says in the intended use thats its for am/fr, so i just wanted to make sure.[/QUsOTE]

    Santa Cruz make some sick hardtail like Chameleon and Jackal. I was shopping for a DJ bike the choice I narrowed down were Jackal, Voltage Ltd and Giant STP, the Used STP was available so I took it. They are more fun to do that type of riding than the XC Frame for sure.

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