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    2014 dixon carbon 150mm or 160mm pike?

    Just got a good deal on a dixon carbon frame, going to pick up a pike soloair, trying to decide if I should get a 150 or a 160. I live and ride in VT, and there's lots of climbing in the green mountain state. But I love the DH and want to make sure its slack enough/confidence inspiring for gnarly descents

    I'm coming off a 2010 specialized pitch with a 2011 150mm fox 32
    I also had a 2012 Turner 5 spot with a 2013 fox 34 160mm

    I never had any problems climbing with either on the trails I ride

    I also had a 2011 Trek Scratch Air 9 that I thought climbed fairly well for what it was, without using the horrible talas.

    The really short chain stay just has me a little concerned it will be a wheelie machine on climbs with too much fork

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    I'm in the same boat, grabbed a Dixon carbon frame a few weeks ago. After reading here and some at The Devinci Dixon - my build and review. - Pinkbike Forum I settled on 150mm. I can adjust the fork I chose internally easy enough through so I intend to go 160 if I feel it's lacking. I highly doubt I'll feel that way though since I'm coming from a 100mm XC setup and don't intend to change the terrain I'm on much.

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    I went with the 160, it feels great and actually seems to have less head angle than my pitch using a angle app, my pitch is 67.02 and the dixon is 67.25. The bb does feel a little high but it climbs great, and really confidence inspiring when pointed down

    Your probably safe with the 150 coming from a xc bike, just keep in mind you can't change the travel on a pike like other rockshox forks, tou need a new air shaft

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    Awesome info man, thanks for the heads up. Where abouts do you ride if it's already dry enough in VT to get out?!

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    its not really dry enough, they opened pine hill park in Rutland just for this weekend, there's also a place not to far from my house in Middlebury, called chipman hill , seems to dry out before other places

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