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    Sortie 29er platform as a.....

    Hey guys and gals. Wondering what you all would think of a Sortie set up toward the xc race bike side of things as opposed to a true trail bike.
    Basically a racer on the week end and training on trails a couple times during the week.
    Can anyone vouch for any Sortie set ups for xc racing?
    Thanks!

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    Nothin', huh ?

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    I don't see why not, it basically is an XC bike. The Missions are more of the all mountain/trail bikes.

    I suppose that if you're really serious you could maybe find a lighter wheel/tire/tube setup, a 1x drivetrain would shed some weight, the fork travel may be able to come down some with spacers, and you could swap out the bars/headset/seat post for something carbon. That would make it even more towards what it sounds like you want.

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    Just go race it. Unless you can't make it fit your body right, setup's the biggest variable. Maybe tire selection.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Thanks guys, we'll see what happens. I can't do anything until this winter anyways.

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