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    Getting rid of my santa cruz

    Help me out guys, i have a santa cruz blur LT2

    There's nothing wrong with the bike, but its just that i guess you could say that, it just doesnt " feel " right, when i say " feel " its not the sizing or the cockpit or whatever, but the feeling when you ride the bike, how you feel at home on the bike, how it makes you say " Damn! this bike is made for me! "

    That brings me to my old kona shred. That bike i love and i use it for everything, from xc,am,bike park, abit of dh and even to commute.

    Now my question is, which frame should i get to get the "feel" of the kona shred or a hardtail bike on a fs bike? i've done my research and it looks like im gonna get slopestyle or 4x bike.

    All these bikes are within my price range. All i need now i to choose.

    DMR BOLT
    DARTMOOR SHINE
    NS BIKES SODA

    If anyone has ridden on a kona shred ( i think 08 or 07 model? ) or similar, which of these bikes fits what i need the most?

    or if anyone has any other suggestion on a short travel, full suspension bike, that handles like a hardtail feel free to let me know.

    Thank You

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    I was eyeing the SHINE for a while. Somewhat of a slope style frame 100mm rear 140/160mm front. acceptable head angle. Of the three listed, I'd say DARTMOOR.

    Hard tail that rips?? Ragley Blue Pig. check out the HA, SA..

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    the Ragley looks awesome, would be nice as a replacement for my shred. Have you ridden the Shine? hows it ride?

    Also, im new to slopestyle bikes, are slopestyle frames really squishy?

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    No, haven't ridden the SHINE, but it is on my list to buy this Spring.

    Slopestyle vs. real squishy. I cannot really say, 100mm is tight. I've been jumping more and more, that's the reason for the SHINE.

    The hardtail is a blast, but sometimes some squish would have been nice to have.

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    Thank you for the input, the Dartmoor looks interesting. But im gonna wait for more info/suggestions before purchasing a frame. The Dartmoor and NS bike ones seems like more of a choice for me, plus for the NS Soda, looks like i could put my FD on it.

    Any rider experience with these bikes? I need the input. If it helps i'll be riding with a 140mm fork till i can afford a shorter travel one. I cant test ride these bikes so any rider input would be very helpfull.

    Thank you.

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    Oh and if anyone has a DMR bolt, it states that it can take a 180mm dual crown? If i were to go for a 180mm fork would a single crown be fine?

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    Dartmoor!!

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