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    what would I notice if I upgrade my frame from a GT force 2011 to an Ibis HDR or

    Santa Cruz Bronson?

    I have an upgrade itch, but part of me is afraid I might not notice a big difference

    I have a Talas 160 fork, xt brakes, rp 23, xs dropper post, schwalbe Rocket Rons and Nobby Nics on Crank Bros Iodine wheels

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    When I test rode the 650B bike I ever rode, my bike was a Felt Complusion1. I definitely noticed how much more momentum I had going downhill. Also, being on the east coast our trails are very rooty and rocky. I also noticed the wheels had better rollover on climbs. They didn't get hung up as easily. That said at the time there wasn't much choice and I didn't like the Jamis suspension so I ended up on a 29er.

    Now that 650B has caught on I'm pretty close to going back down to a 650B bike.
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