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    post pics of sortie's

    Im trying to gather ideas for my next bike and this is what i want to build just looking for some motovation
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    All the motovation you need
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    After you're thru drooling over Davids sweet Sortie Black

    Heres my Sortie 3
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    Rule number 2: Stay in the middle of the trail.

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    bad news for me....

    went to pick up my sortie 2 at dicks in chattanooga, 08 model, marked down to a super great price, and it was gone.... i looked at this bike sunday,but waited on getting it, my wife told me to just go get it today.... and i was.. but GONE..... so now what do i do, i rode the mission 2, it was a little bouncey while i peddled.. it is an 09 model... now back to the drawing board.... still dont know what i want......

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    ^^^^That sucks man^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhigdon101
    bad news for me....

    went to pick up my sortie 2 at dicks in chattanooga, 08 model, marked down to a super great price, and it was gone.... i looked at this bike sunday,but waited on getting it, my wife told me to just go get it today.... and i was.. but GONE..... so now what do i do, i rode the mission 2, it was a little bouncey while i peddled.. it is an 09 model... now back to the drawing board.... still dont know what i want......
    Dude! Why didn't you grab that thing up. Sorry you missed it. I was surprised how long it was there. The 09 Sortie 1's are going for about a grand. The mission 2 is a killer deal, but what are you looking for? The 08 Sortie is a 4" bike and the 09 Sortie is 5", The Mission is a fun bike to ride around here in Chattanooga and is great if you like to ride big and fast off anything ie. AM bike 6" travel. The 09 M2 is going for 2g's and It is a awesome bike! If your'e doing more trails and love Raccoon and anything else around here the Sortie is what I love. You need to come talk to me this weekend. Cleareance bikes are going for a steal. 11-7 Sat Sun 10-4
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    hey david,
    i am looking for a fun bike with no worries,love raccoon mnt. never been on the expert only trails, would like to do big drops and or jumps what ever is in the trail ahead, i realy like the mission's 2 looks,white and black is killer!but i rode it in the store and if felt bouncey like it was to soft for me at 210lbs,while i was peddling around... can you adjust the rear shock,make it stiffer for heavier people? other than that it was a nice ride,it felt a little better than the sortie did for me... but i am still open for anything... this will be my first mountain bike,i have been riding a 20 inch haro backtrail, i like urban riding too....

    i know you dont want to hear this but i am looking at 4 different bikes. i posted them up in general discussion, dont want to talk about other brands in diamondback section...

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    The mission2 is a great bike w/ fox float 15 qr fork 150mm travel, stiff and buttery smooth. The rear Rp2 float 150mm, is great if u want to stiffen the rear end on long climbs. I'm sure the bike felt "bouncy". The suspension was not setup for ur weight. Air suspension is great, easy to adjust and tune. I don't think you'll find a better deal on a bike with those specs for 2g's
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    Plus if you are getting back into the sport or just into it, you can't beat the service plan I offer for 3yrs @ 100bucks. Gets you a free tuneup each year, unlimited repairs, covers parts and labor!! (not tires tubes or brake pads) You can't beat that anywhere.

    The Mission seems to be the way to go if you like to ride everything like drops and go fast downhill
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    09' Sortie 3 & Me

    Bought at the end of last year, but haven't been able to really ride till this week but it was well worth the wait!
    The only issue was having to switch out the Avid Juicy Fives (The squeal & noise drove me close to insanity) for Shimano SLX's which are buttery and beautiful!

    Thinking about slapping on a bash guard and losing a chainring, not really sure how this works so if anyone has any advice, I need it
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    Thinking about slapping on a bash guard and losing a chainring, not really sure how this works so if anyone has any advice, I need it
    I think you should do it! I did that to my Mission and I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwanton
    Thinking about slapping on a bash guard and losing a chainring, not really sure how this works so if anyone has any advice, I need it
    I have the exact same Sortie 3 and love it. I didn't have the issues with the brakes but I have changed the wheels out to Mavic Crossmax SL's. I have also changed the big ring for a bash guard and have been very happy with the change. I will try and get some pics and post them up.
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    3 for 3

    Waiting to whip up a batch of home brew Stan's before I de-flower her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    All the motovation you need
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    The Blue and white look really nice!
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    All dialed in now...

    A few cockpit adjustments and now she is perrrrfect. 70 mm Thomson stem, mid rise easton bar, old school Fizik saddle. WTB Motoraptor 2.24 kevlar rear tire. carves up corners like crazy!!!
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    awesome sortie! It took some serious restraint to not wait for the '10 Black, but I love my 3.

    That saddle looks serious... how comfortable is it? Can't wait to hit the trail this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwanton
    awesome sortie! It took some serious restraint to not wait for the '10 Black, but I love my 3.

    That saddle looks serious... how comfortable is it? Can't wait to hit the trail this weekend!
    Put it this way, better than that wtb devo saddle, esp since I bent the damn Ti rails! It is a oldie but a goodie, came off of my 98 schwinn homegrown factory 4 banger!! Been in a box of parts for years! But it is super comfortable saddle and I like it better, plus the red looks nice
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    Warning: May cause you to become sick..

    2 Sortie Blacks One for me and anyone else who wants to demo one....
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    I'm starting not to like you....

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    Sortie SS

    The Black SS project. Going to ride it a few times see if I like the gear ratio. Fun as hell to ride!! It was so humid that the camera was fogging up!! lol
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    what tooth chainring and cog are you trying first?

    and what tensioner and spacers are you useing?

    this is what i want to do to my jamis in a few months,after i build my lungs and legs up some more.....
    and i have the hammerschmidt for a hi and low gear

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    32 tooth single speed Orgin 8 and a Forte tensioner and sprocket set from Performance for 25 bucks. Came with 16-18-20 tooth cogs and spacers and tensioner.
    Right now just trying 32-20, after a few times around Raccoon I'll might just go 18t or order a 19th
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    all these pics of Sorties makes me want to add one to the collection.

    Can you just buy just the frame and shock from DiamondBack? I will need to piece it together over time so the wifey doesn't freak

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    No framesets from DB, only choice is ebay for now. Maybe soon they will release a frameset.
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    Wow

    Just rode this baby and it was so, so fast. Did 20 miles faster than normal!!!! I love it soooooooo much, fun as hell to ride, Buttery smoothness
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    love my sortie, bigest drop is around 7ft and the bike did amazing! wouldent trade it for the world! well maybe for a 2010 model!!!


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    My '08 Diamondback Sortie 3. I built this one up from a frame only, and it's still a work in progress. It is currently sharing riding time with my '08 Overdrive.





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    looks good man... only thing im worried about is the length of that steer tube. I know its a xc bike but ive seen pics of them snapping under to much torque. (those were dj bikes though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballboy388
    looks good man... only thing im worried about is the length of that steer tube. I know its a xc bike but ive seen pics of them snapping under to much torque. (those were dj bikes though)

    Thanks. I played around with the steerer tube length for about two weeks or so after I put on the fork, since I was afraid to commit (and risk cutting it too short.) That picture was taken right after I gave it a bath, and just before I cut it again (for the last time.) I was still sitting too upright with it that long and yes, I was worried about it snapping.


    It is at a much more "normal" length now, and it rides like a dream too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zukicidal
    I think you should do it! I did that to my Mission and I love it!

    Just curious but why? I dont know anything about bash guards but arent you losing your large sprocket?

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    Racing pic

    Here is some pics of me racing on my Sorties

    I've been so busy working and riding and doing the Diamondback Team stuff that I have kinda forgot to keep up on this site too, but have been real busy on Diamondback HDXC facebook page if anyone wants to check it out, lots of pics from others too and video too.
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    One more from Bump N Grind last month
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    Lovin' my new '09 Sortie 1

    Hi. First post on this great forum. I'm an old hardtail rider, but when I saw a new '09 DB Sortie 1 marked down at the local Dick's Sporting Goods from $1500 to $599, I HAD to buy it! After a few decent rides through the hills/mountains of Brea and Chino Hills over the past few weeks, I think I picked the right bike.
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    Hey Lee, good to see someone else making the same decision. I too spotted the marked down bikes at the YL store and kept circling the small one they had. Finally picked it up on Sunday. I'm new to mountain biking and had always wanted to get into it...so figured this was an economical way to get into a decent bike (considering $600 doesn't go too far elsewhere).

    Near term changes will be pedals and am thinking of getting a shorter stem to help me with leverage to jump with it. I figured that if I really get into the sport then I'll start swapping stuff out cause right now I doubt I'd feel the impact between a Fox fork/shock versus the stock stuff. PM me if you'd like to get together for a ride...I'm in AH.

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    Here was my 2008 sortie 2 with some nice upgrades, i replaced this bike with a mission 2, but i did love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoRovers
    Hi. First post on this great forum. I'm an old hardtail rider, but when I saw a new '09 DB Sortie 1 marked down at the local Dick's Sporting Goods from $1500 to $599, I HAD to buy it! After a few decent rides through the hills/mountains of Brea and Chino Hills over the past few weeks, I think I picked the right bike.
    Lee in Yorba Linda, CA
    WHAT They sold it to you for $600 dollars Someone goofed, that bike is 1100 on clearance and 25% off that @ Dick's, so it should be $899.97 ! That is below stores costs. You my friend just stole that bike, That is cheaper than a Prodeal

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    It sounds like this has happened twice already... I want to go there just to shop!!!!

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    Naaa, they knew the price and even the sales guy said the same in that it was below their cost. They were glad to see it go as a few store associates and the mgr came by and said 'finally'. All of them acknowledged it was a great deal but they were tired of having people bust their chops on why they only had a small frame and no other sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    WHAT They sold it to you for $600 dollars Someone goofed, that bike is 1100 on clearance and 25% off that @ Dick's, so it should be $899.97 ! That is below stores costs. You my friend just stole that bike, That is cheaper than a Prodeal

    What a find and thank the person that signed it wrong!
    David,
    Dicks Sporting Goods slashed the price of their '09 Sortie 1s in all stores. Savvy shoppers snapped 'em up within days. I needed a large frame, but the local (Yorba Linda) store just had a small frame left. The only store in SoCal with a large Sortie still in stock was Murrietta, so I had the manager reserve it for me, and I drove the 110 mile round trip to buy the bike there. It was worth it, obviously. I'm really lovin' this bike.

    I'm open to suggestions for first upgrades to the Sortie. I know I have to replace those cheap stock pedals. The seat post seems to slip, even when cranked down, so maybe that's next...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoRovers
    David,
    Dicks Sporting Goods slashed the price of their '09 Sortie 1s in all stores. Savvy shoppers snapped 'em up within days. I needed a large frame, but the local (Yorba Linda) store just had a small frame left. The only store in SoCal with a large Sortie still in stock was Murrietta, so I had the manager reserve it for me, and I drove the 110 mile round trip to buy the bike there. It was worth it, obviously. I'm really lovin' this bike.

    I'm open to suggestions for first upgrades to the Sortie. I know I have to replace those cheap stock pedals. The seat post seems to slip, even when cranked down, so maybe that's next...?

    No, that was a signage mistake, I work there and know what they are going for!! You just got lucky as hell!! I still have a S,M L left over of the Sortie 1 and Mission 1 09 going for $1,100 bucks with the discount!! S, M, L instock too
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    Oh and seatbinders are a warranty issue and will not cost you anything unless u want to buy something else which I don't think you need to, Have several DB's with stock binders and no problem, You need to make sure it is good and tight. Or go for a bolt on one if you must, Sometime people put way too much grease in the seat tube. Just a little dab will do
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    Thanks for the info David. Which location are you at? How do we exercise the warranty...directly through Diamondback? I haven't had any issues with mine yet, but does this apply to other models? I ask cause we bought a DB for my wife and I've noticed it's been slipping. I really tightened it the other day to the point that she couldn't lift the lever to adjust the seat but I've noticed it had shifted sideways a bit.

    thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    No, that was a signage mistake, I work there and know what they are going for!! You just got lucky as hell!! I still have a S,M L left over of the Sortie 1 and Mission 1 09 going for $1,100 bucks with the discount!! S, M, L instock too
    David,
    I had the guys in the Yorba Linda store call all the other stores, trying to find me a large frame '09 Sortie. They'd almost all sold out as soon as word of the price cut got around. All stores quoted the same ($599) on sale price, so I grabbed the last one (size large) from Murietta. Doesn't sound like a single store signage mistake. This was in the Dick's computer system, company wide.

    Now the 2010 Sortie 1 (white color, not gray like the '09) has some improvements...better components, and the new/improved Knuckle Box design which DB is promoting on their website. Maybe the sale was a "dump the '09s" thing...but that doesn't make sense if you're now still selling '09s for $1100...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoRovers
    David,
    I had the guys in the Yorba Linda store call all the other stores, trying to find me a large frame '09 Sortie. They'd almost all sold out as soon as word of the price cut got around. All stores quoted the same ($599) on sale price, so I grabbed the last one (size large) from Murietta. Doesn't sound like a single store signage mistake. This was in the Dick's computer system, company wide.

    Now the 2010 Sortie 1 (white color, not gray like the '09) has some improvements...better components, and the new/improved Knuckle Box design which DB is promoting on their website. Maybe the sale was a "dump the '09s" thing...but that doesn't make sense if you're now still selling '09s for $1100...
    You read what I wrote wrong, the 2009 Sortie 1 is 899.97 which is the 25% off price of 1,100!!!!!!!!! I have scaned it in the system and that is what the price gun says. It is corporate so all stores should be the same price?? Not sure what the hell is going on here. But who the hell cares, you got it and it was a great find. I wouldn't be surprised if was a human error as to what the price gun really said and what they thought the 25% off price means . Whatever, that just sounds crazy to sell a 1500 msrp bike at 600 bucks and loose a crap load of money, no right business person would do that but I guess I'm wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsills
    Thanks for the info David. Which location are you at? How do we exercise the warranty...directly through Diamondback? I haven't had any issues with mine yet, but does this apply to other models? I ask cause we bought a DB for my wife and I've noticed it's been slipping. I really tightened it the other day to the point that she couldn't lift the lever to adjust the seat but I've noticed it had shifted sideways a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    You read what I wrote wrong, the 2009 Sortie 1 is 899.97 which is the 25% off price of 1,100!!!!!!!!! I have scaned it in the system and that is what the price gun says. It is corporate so all stores should be the same price?? Not sure what the hell is going on here. But who the hell cares, you got it and it was a great find. I wouldn't be surprised if was a human error as to what the price gun really said and what they thought the 25% off price means . Whatever, that just sounds crazy to sell a 1500 msrp bike at 600 bucks and loose a crap load of money, no right business person would do that but I guess I'm wrong
    David,
    A to-remain-nameless Dicks employee at one of their stores told me, "We're getting rid of the high-end bikes (i.e. Sorties) because people primarily come here to buy low-end bikes." (He was referring to $300 hybrids, and $250 beach cruisers...) Who knows, who cares...like you said, I'm happy with the deal I got.

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    LOL, too funny, I have been building up the store I run, to be able to carry the high end DB's, we sell them and will continue to in the future. I have new 2010 Sorties in the store and a Sortie 2 and 3 on the way! Have sold a lot of Missions as well in the last few years. I run one of the few nice highend stores in the nation and love to share my cycling passion with others. It is hard to have a nice higher end bike in a store when someone has no "Shop" experience, that is exactly why that store is not selling high end bikes!! I totally understand what you are saying. Most stores are lucky to have a Response Sport if that !!!!!!!!!!! We have got a lot of lucky customers that live around here to get the best service for the money and good quality products at unbeatable prices for sure. Each store is only as good as the tech running it.
    It's crazy to think; but my Chattanooga TN store is one of the top volume stores in the nation and I do some of the most amount of bike services in the company too. After so many years at a LBS I had to get a job with Health INS/ benefits, Chron's diease is a ***** Been with the company 5+ yrs and enjoy my work, as do my loyal customers and Diamondback too .

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    Check out the video of me on this long log ride! 150ft long on the SS..


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    Check out the video of me on this long log ride! 150ft long on the SS..


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    where is this at? if you dont mind me asking....

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    AT Enterprise South Nature Park

    Got bored and built this up for fun. I love this frame a lot, my favorite paint job
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    I would agree about the graphics on it. Thats the one I like best.

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    Got 2nd place in my catagory in the Snake Creek Gap Time Trial; 1st of 3 races, http://snake.nwgasorba.org/ Had a blast and the Sortie just ripped on the rocky technical climbs and the long downhills as the course is up and down 4 mountains! This is the hardest course around by far IMO.
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    Starting a new build, got the frame the other day and here is a small pic of it on the work stand. I'll post up another pic once it's finished up...

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    Yo Box Rod!! Good to see you at the race yesterday!!! So, lets see the pics of the build


    Got 1st place in my class!!! Sortie Black is the ultimate weapon!

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    Gj!
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    Got a new video I made yesterday. It is on the new trail system in Chattanooga minutes from my shop. Business is picking up. This is a gnar video


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    Nice video. Thanks for posting!

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    So i bought the frame off this forum in November. Took my time gathering parts. Well most came off my old bike. Its about 90% complete, getting a new seat, and i haven't got the drive-train dialed in yet, still experimenting with a 1x9 setup....but here she is '10 sortie3
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    That's got to be my favorite frame (other then the 2011 Sortie Black).

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    ABS0LUTEric I would b running a 32 up front w bash, that granny ring set up looks crazy IMO. Nice looking bike, looks amazing!

    Got some new White Strokers, love them, Jimi's Mission is coming together nicely...
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    David,

    Can you please post some more pics of your bed rack set up you have going on there? Nice gas cap btw.

    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rehuel
    David,

    Can you please post some more pics of your bed rack set up you have going on there? Nice gas cap btw.

    Ray

    Sure, I built it in a few hours, cost $0 and it works awesome!! Don't really have to strap the bike down, i just do it for insurance Used a bunch of old tubes to it for a nice tight fit, and it'd adjustable for about anysize tire too.
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    I'm thinking about building a Sortie up for aggressive trail riding and maybe slalom racing/light dirt jumping.
    I'm a light rider(130), and most of my local riding is pretty smooth but plenty of jumps.
    I would build it as a 1x9 with something like a RS Sector u-turn, and some durable but light wheels and wide, low bars and a short stem.
    Any thought on how it would fare built up as a slalom/slope bike?

    P.S. I've owned an 08 Mission and loved it, but it was too much travel for my local trails.

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    I don't know about it being a slalom bike. You need to have an extremely stiff frame for slalom. I do not own a Sortie, so one of the others would be able to tell you better then me, but I wouldn't build up just any trail bike to do slalom with. I would imagine the Sortie frame may flex a little much in this application, aggressive trail it would handle just fine, probably still a little too much travel for dirt jumping. If you're talking freeride jumps, it would probably do alright on the small stuff, but hitting a DJ trail, you'll have to ride the rear shock at high pressure to give it enough pop to not rob your speed.

    I know it'll cost more money to do it this way, but I'd just get one of the new Diamondback Skyliner slopestyle bikes when they release it... it's very similar to the mission frame, but it's 4" travel, and the top tube is super low swept. It would be right up your ally for freeride style jumps, dirt jump, and slalom. It would probably be alright for aggressive trail too. Now to wait and see if DB releases it for 2012
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    Yeah, the skyliner looks sweet!
    I guess just want an everyday play bike thats light and snappy, but can still handle small drops and jumps. I'm getting tired of my long travel bike; I want to be able to feel the trail.
    Its just a matter of getting the money. I'll def. do a build up with photos when I get it started.

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    Look for a 08 Sortie frame, it's a 4inch version and I love the frame, It would and could be a slalom racing/light dirt jumping. I have seen people build them up that way and heard good things. @ your size I don't see flex being a issue at all.
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    ok she is finished, im done spending money on this girl(for now) now if the damn snow would melt and the trails would dry up. Ima going to do a 15mile road ride on it today, but that going to be boring as hell
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    0_o are you going to cut that steer tube on the fork down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagair002
    0_o are you going to cut that steer tube on the fork down?

    nah..i don't keep things long, this way it would be a easier sell. i did cut some off of it

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    post pics of sortie's

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    I'll play!

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    post pics of sortie's

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