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    NEW BIKE Q's

    Ok I currently ride a cake 3 dlx and beings it is a little older bike and the shock is needing rebuilt or replaced and i kind of want a new bike i do mostly xc with a few trips to colorado a yr and do a little bit of everything out there would i be better off with a sortie 3 or a mission 2? Thanks for any input you guys can give I appreciate it I also am wanting to build a 29er ss so that will fill a certain gap too but how do you guys feel the difference between the sortie and the mission stack up ran across a good deal on either of those two bikes and wondering what you think is the better of the 2. I also could get a new 09 specialized fsr xc for 1500. Thanks for any input again

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    oh and what is DB warranty on there frames and such

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    I own the 2011 Mission 2 and have no experience on the Sortie, so I can not tell you the specifics on the differences between the two. However, I have ridden the Response Comp (DB's All Mountain hardtail... burly XC frame if you ask me) and I can tell you for riding mostly single track in my area (heavy XC/all mountain) with a little bit of Super D and Mini DH courses involved, the Mission takes everything. Not a bad climber either for being 6" travel when you engage the propedal. Even without the propedal, it climbs well, but you will feel a difference. I hold a lot of confidence in my bike to do pretty much everything I through at it just short of full on freeride and DH. I'm not saying it can't handle those disciplines of riding to a certain extent, I just choose not to ride mine that way for the time being. Maybe once I get a fork with thicker stanchions I'll give it a go and love it. But for now, the bike rides fast. I keep up with a lot of the XC racers in the area, and I bomb past them on the gravity fed sections of trail. For the smooth mini DH runs and Super D that I've ridden, the bike is super stable.

    So all-in-all, if you're going to build a SS 29r anyway, my vote goes to the mission due to it's well rounded platform. You won't be disappointed!

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    well i just scored a sweet deal on a gf rig ss i know its not rigid but should be a fun ss probably build to a 1x9 so now sortie or mission the mission just sounds like a sick bike but the sortie sounds good too i like to hit stuff around town how big of drops and stuff will the sortie handle fairly well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter04 View Post
    well i just scored a sweet deal on a gf rig ss i know its not rigid but should be a fun ss probably build to a 1x9 so now sortie or mission the mission just sounds like a sick bike but the sortie sounds good too i like to hit stuff around town how big of drops and stuff will the sortie handle fairly well?
    Sounds like the Mission is for you, I would not go urban riding on the Sortie IMO
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    whats diamond backs warranty

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