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    How do you clydes classify your bikes: All Mountain, XC, Trail, FR?

    Thought this was an interesting topic because I was always wondering how I would classify my old bike. It was basically a XC frame (Dakar Expert) with Ryno Lites, a Bomber fork, full XT tranny, and big 203mm rotor in the front with 180 in the rear with a coil frame shock. Did this make it All Mountain, XC, Trail. Not sure what I would have called it. A mut? I'm trying to keep my new Anthem light weight and more XC this time, but I still got AM wheels for my weight. I ride a mix of XC & AM though. What about you guys?

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    I consider my bike to be all mountain-ish. My riding would probably be described by most as aggressive XC, but I don't think an full on XC bike would hold up to my weight and abuse. I ride a modified Specialized Pitch.

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    Mine is XC because that's what I use it for.
    Kona Big Unit SS
    Kona Private Jake SSCX
    DiamondBack Release 3

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    Mine is XC because that's all I have around here, and it's all I use it for.
    2005 Gary Fisher Advance
    2010 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er

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    Mine is "Sex on Wheels"

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    After I put my new wheelset on....I classify my bike as "dangerous".

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    The generaly was my bike gets described is 'silly'. I am fine with that.
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxicity_27 View Post
    Mine is XC because that's all I have around here, and it's all I use it for.

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    Hmmm... tough one. Light weight, carbon fiber soft tail... yup... XC racing being ridden by a XL poser...

    Mine is definitely a XC racing bike from 2001... I love it to death, but no person my size should be on this bike... of course, the added spring rate from the carbon chain stay (aka soft tail swing arm) allows me to keep the pressure in the SID rear shock down to 150-160 and not bottom it out. I want an all mountain... all we have is XC around here, but I want a beefier bike to hold up to me (I am eyeing a Trek Rumblefish )
    2013 Specialized Camber Comp
    2014 Trek Domane 4.0
    2015 Surly Karate Monkey Ops (the commuter)

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    All-mountain. Heavy duty XC frameset (Santa Cruz Chameleon) with trail fork (RS Pike) and downhill wheels (Transition Revolution). Light enough to go up and small/slack enough to be faster down the backside.

    Definitely going for more of an AM bike soon, Lyrik up front on a custom frame. 140mm is fun for GA but 160mm will be comfy and more capable.

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    My '09 Turner is The Sultan of Schiwwwinnnngggg

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    The little people call my bike a monster truck

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