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    Need Help! 05 Cake 3 or 05 FSR XC Pro Disc?

    Need help fast with this decision. Already purchased Cake3 but I have the option to return if I don't like it. Need to verify I made the right decision.

    6'4" 207lbs and I love XC and Trails with a little Freeride

    Cake3
    Pros:
    Feels fast and stable, turnable Manitou Swinger, light-weigh Skareb Elite, Genesis geometry, Hayes hydraulic disc, Jones ACX tires
    Cons:
    Single pivot rear, non-symetrical rear linkage, HIGH standover, no chainsuck yet (crossing fingers), more expensive than FSR XC pro disc

    FSR XC Pro Disc
    Pros:
    Bueatiful frame design, symetrical rear linkage, 4link rear, Fox Triad, lower standover, cheaper than Cake3, much better looking than Cake
    Cons:
    Heavy Manitou Splice, Specialized adrenaline tires, I rode a Large and it didn't feel fast,

    Both have very similar components and offer 100mm travel front and rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumbee1
    Cake3
    Pros:
    Feels fast and stable,

    FSR XC Pro Disc
    Cons:
    I rode a Large and it didn't feel fast,
    I think you answered your own question. Stick with what feels best to you.

    Who cares what it looks like, unless you are a poser.

    I had a 04 Cake 3 DLX that I returned. Standover, high BB and Genesis geometry just didn't feel right to me. If that doesn't bother you, you'd probably be happiest with the Cake.

    One more thing to mention is that I havn't been impressed with Hayes discs. They seem to be high-maintenence.

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