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    New Bike Disappointment

    Has anyone out there not been able to replace an older full-suspension with something they thought was as good or better?

    I replaced my Iron Horse Hollowpoint with a Turner Flux about two months ago. I rode as many comparable bikes as I could before buying the Flux, but you can't ride them all. In the end I think the Giant Anthem X was in fact the best ride for me. The Flux is good, but for me nothing was able to duplicate the feel of my old Hollowpoint. The Hollowpoint is still servicable, just tired of having to machine shock mounting hardware. That and I was ready for a change.

    I'll adjust I'm sure, but figured other's have also had a hard time 'replacing' their most recent favorite.

    G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo
    Has anyone out there not been able to replace an older full-suspension with something they thought was as good or better?

    I replaced my Iron Horse Hollowpoint with a Turner Flux about two months ago. I rode as many comparable bikes as I could before buying the Flux, but you can't ride them all. In the end I think the Giant Anthem X was in fact the best ride for me. The Flux is good, but for me nothing was able to duplicate the feel of my old Hollowpoint. The Hollowpoint is still servicable, just tired of having to machine shock mounting hardware. That and I was ready for a change.

    I'll adjust I'm sure, but figured other's have also had a hard time 'replacing' their most recent favorite.

    G.
    I find that with any new frame, especially FS, it takes some time to get to know it and really like on its own terms. It takes 5-10 real rides for me to really decide how I like it.

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    It took a few months to adjust from riding a hard tail to FS. Now the bike feels like it's a part of me. Give it time....
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