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    Release 3 vs Sync'r Pro

    Hi, I have a question that I'm hoping people more experienced than I can answer. I currently have a 2017 Release 3 (it rocks) that I ride on mainly singletrack trails and such (hardly any technical downhill). Going uphill on the squishy is a bit more difficult than my old hardtail. I was curious if I should get a hardtail like the Sync'r Pro for the trails or try with riding with the rear suspension locked out (I was going to try that this Sunday when it warms up a bit).

    Am I correct in assuming that if I lock out the rear suspension, the Release 3 is basically a hardtail at that point?

    Thanks!

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    Pretty close. I keep mine on the middle trail position for the most part.

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    I was in the same situation which is why I got a Mason Pro to go along with my Catch 2, pretty much your choices but with plus tires.
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    2017 Salsa Bucksaw Carbon
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    Do you find a difference between the two even with the rear suspension locked out? Experticity has a sweet deal on the Sync'r Pro that keeps calling to me like some damn harpy but I'm afraid I'll get the bike and have the same ride as the R3 just with more bumps

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard451 View Post
    Do you find a difference between the two even with the rear suspension locked out? Experticity has a sweet deal on the Sync'r Pro that keeps calling to me like some damn harpy but I'm afraid I'll get the bike and have the same ride as the R3 just with more bumps
    Even with the rear suspension locked out it's still not the same. Not even close. In addition the true hard tail it's also lighter in the rear so you can flick it better in turns.
    2017 Diamondback Mason Pro
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    2016 Pivot Mach 6 Carbon
    2015 Motobecane Sturgis Bullet

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    Very cool. Thanks for the hands-on experience report.

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    I think Diamondback sold out of the Sync'r Pro, because they're not on the website now. With the price of the experticity model, I don't think you can go wrong. I went tubeless on mine and it's noticeably plusher.

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