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    It's a hell of a bike- I did 5 foot drops on my sortie for years without issues- go nuts have fun

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    Limits of the Mission?

    Picked up a Mission 4 to accompany my Yeti ASX and am quickly finding myself taking my Mission into freeride terrirtory. Is there any official literature on how this bike is supposed to be used and how it's not? You can't put a Fox 36 on a bike and expect a man not to jump it!

    If my understanding is correct, the Scapegoat is DB's FR bike and it's the same frame. Am I good to go? Huck away!?

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    So lucky to have that in your backyard.... Ride hard man

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    Well, this vid was up on DB's site a while ago.
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    The limits are really up to the rider man. I riide XC to DH and jump big on it. It is a stout MFer! Here is a short vid of Windrock TN, steep techy gnar that I rode down all on the M4!
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    The only limit on the bike bike is the rider. Have fun. I love mine.
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    The Mission is perfect for Galby. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesacrifice View Post
    You can't put a Fox 36 on a bike and expect a man not to jump it!

    If my understanding is correct, the Scapegoat is DB's FR bike and it's the same frame. Am I good to go? Huck away!?.
    Rode my 2011 Mission 2 all this year and loved. This bike fells right with my Fox 36, perfectly balanced. Dropping, XC, or ride mountain bike park. Highland Mountain Bike Park and the Mission were made for each other.

    I read somewhere the scapegoat and mission are the same. The only reason they post the scapegoat with a 66 degree HA is due to the 180mm fork it is spec'd with. Can anyone confirm this at all? Thanks
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    No the Scapegoat has a beefier Downtube for the extra travel but the Mission is still a do all bike IMO ....
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    I have read that as well, I have been trying to confirm that with the manufacturer.
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    Was getting the bike prepped for tomorrow mornings ride... as I cycled the fork the handlebar cracked just inside of the left grip. So I guess I found the limits of the handlebars

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    Yikes. You're lucky it failed when it did. Was it a lock on grip that got torqued too much?

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    My bad, it cracked just outside of the grip, towards the center.

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    What do you think made it crack? Carbon bars usually only fail if something (stem, shifters, etc) is torqued too much.

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    Sent the bars off and got a new set in return at no cost. A rather hassle free experience, however I wasn't told why the bars cracked. Would be nice to know if it was a faulty bar, something torqued too high, or if they just cant hang.

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    Sacrifice- I just had a vision of handlebar failure on the Whole Enchilada Upper Porcupine Rim section, made my hands sweat and my head hurt.

    Would be good to know why they failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles View Post
    No the Scapegoat has a beefier Downtube for the extra travel but the Mission is still a do all bike IMO ....
    Beefier as in wall thickness, diameter, or.......? Everything Ive seen inlcuding vidoes with DB reps talking about em, say they are the same frame.

    Im just wondering because I plan on building up a frame for my next bike.

    Still wish they would make the SG a 7"(ish) bike, then with thier DH bike coming out soon they'd have all bases covered.
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    Trust me the Scapegoat is a great FR bike. They have all the bases covered.

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    Well... first ride after the bar replacement. Went for a flat 6 miler on a gravel trail to get my bike legs back. Snapped the seat post doing bunnyhops. I'm done with carbon fiber. Truvatic Hussefelt here I come...or maybe it's time for a dropper

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    Carbon doesn't seem to like you at all. Heck yeah, go dropper. I would recommend the Command Post Blacklite, but they seem to be very hard to find. I had to wait a couple months for mine. But it was worth it! I almost got a Reverb out of impatience...glad I didn't.

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    The reverbs a no go?

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    No, otherwise I wouldn't have even considered it. I just think the Blacklite is a better choice, and I'm glad I waited to get what I really wanted. I like having 3 fixed positions and a release mechanism that will still work even if the remote gets trashed in a wreck. The Command Post also seems to be a bit more reliable, mostly because it's fully mechanical with no hydraulic bits to malfunction or require bleeding. The CP can survive almost any mid-ride mishap and still do it's job. It will remain partially functional even with no remote and no air in the chamber.

    I've ridden the Reverb too, and it performs very well for riders who like infinite adjustment. It slides smoother and takes less hand effort to activate.

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    I am looking at the Specialized Command post and the new CB Kronolog because they are mechanical adjustable posts. I would look at the GD as well but just not that into the looks, but by all reports its a pretty good standard as far as quality and dependability.

    I used to own a KS and loved it, never had an issue ever. But in the back of my mind I was always worried the internal locking mechanisms/valving would give out because it was oil/air, like a fork it has its problems. Going to a completely mechanical device removes a lot of the variables that cause these seatposts to fail. But not having an adjustable seatpost has been challenging to say the least.

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    I wanted to share this with everyone. This topic has gone through a few different kinds of discussions. I reached out to the engineer that designed the Scapegoat wanting to know the differences between the Mission and SG. Here is what he said to me. His name is Mark Landsaat;

    "The frames are very similar, but there are differences. The Scapegoat frame has tubing with greater wall thicknesses. The rider is likely to be more aggressive and thus we have increased the wall thickness of the tubes to be able to cope with the higher loads the frame will experience.

    Hope that answers your questions.

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    That's good info. So maybe I'll pick up a Scapegoat eventually now that they are available as frameset-only.

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