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    YS front end.....

    I'm in the market for a YS or a Banshee Paradox as they seem very similar. Every review read on the YS the reviewer mentions how easily the front end comes up. Will this be an issue on short steep climbs? I once had a Paradox and never had any issues but I like the YS as well, just a little concerned about the front end. Can anyone share their thoughts that has ridden the YS or the YS and Paradox? Thanks,

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    I don't think so. For reference, I have a YS with a 140mm fork. I've never ridden a Pdox, so I can't compare. Technique and weigh distribution is the most important thing with climbs like that.

    It is for sure a very easy bike to wheelie/manual, but that's due to the short stays and the ease of shifting your weight back, which you won't be doing while climbing.
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    So far it hasn't been an issue for me. I'm running a 100mm fork, so YMMV.
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    No problems here with a 140mm fork and and risers.
    The wheel is a extension of the foot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Doom View Post
    No problems here with a 140mm fork and and risers.
    Same here. I just scoot out to the front of the saddle & get my nose out over the stem & I can climb anything my legs & lungs will let me. Lifting the front (like a manual) to get up over an obstacle is effortless.
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    Also running a 140mm fork, zero issues with climbs.

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    0 issues with climbing, except it climbs best while standing.

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