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    2 bikes down to 1 (cross post from AM forum)

    Hello guys and gals. I have sort of a unique question regarding the two bikes that I am currently riding. I am looking to drum up some extra bucks for the new garage that I am planning to build this summer and one way I am considering doing so is to sell one of my current bikes or combining the two bikes into one bike that best fits my riding style and sell the components that are left over. I ride 70% XC and 30% DH. I am a 6' 220lb (down from 235) guy so I need something that is going to be tough but not too hard to peddle for my daily XC rides. What would take and put into your AM build if you were me? The biggest question is which frame to keep. The 2 builds are as follows:

    My DH build:
    Frame: 2009 Versus Blitz 2 with Fox DHX coil 5.0
    Fork: RS Boxxer ride U-turn (178mm of travel) tunes to my weight
    Wheels: 2009 Azonic Outlaws
    Brakes: 2009 Avid Code 5 (8" front and 7" rear)
    Cranks: Truvativ Holzfeller (matching BB)
    Shifters: X9
    Front and rear Derailures: XT front and X9 midcage rear
    Chain and Cassette: Sram 990

    My XC/AM build:
    Frame 2007 Intense 6.6 with Fox DHX 5.0 air
    Fork: 2007 Fox Vanilla RC2 (160mm of travel)
    Wheels: Mavic 823 laced with Hope 2 hubs
    Brakes: Hayes HFX mag plus with carbon levers
    Cranks: XT with XT BB
    Shifters: XT
    Front and Rear Derailure: XT Front and XT long cage
    Chain and Cassette: XT

    What would you do? Thanks in advance for you advice. No question the blitz is a stronger frame but is the extra 2.5lbs worth it for 70% of my riding being XC? Will the 6.6 hold up for 1-2 DH trips a month (no drops over 5 feet)
    Last edited by chibow; 05-22-2009 at 07:42 AM.

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    66 will be fine for 1 or 2 trips to Mammoth....the key is 70 xc riding at home
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    Ok for this to work I'm going to assume the 6.6 is very similar to the nomad...

    I have a nomad (an old version in the SC X9 AM build kit) that has a DHX coil and a 36 Van that I'd take anywhere.... Not going to be the fastest one down some of the gnarr but she'll get you to the bottom quick, in one piece, and with a smile on your face. And unless your racing then thats all that matters.

    If I was going somewhere with a bunch of chunk I'd throw on a my set of outlaws and Saint Cranks
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    OT but, how did you get a seven inch 36 van??
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    why should I search google--when I can get a know-it-all like you to do it?
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    Whoops I ment 160mm. Sorry 'bout that.

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