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    Devinci Desperado 1

    I just recently bought a 2007 devinci desperado 1. Everything is pretty much stock..but I'm trying to build it for free riding, since there's no Devinci Huckers anywhere!! The frame seems strong enough for jumps plus its fairly light. Do you think I should pursue this route with this bike or give up altogether?

    I also like to ride the trails which is pretty awesome with this bike cause its so freakin fast!!

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    It depends on your weight & ability. If your light & getting into FR then yes it will be a entry into the sport. If your over 135 & agressive i would say forget it, your liable to damage it.
    Sounds like your enjoying the agressive AM riding looking to go bigger.
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    BZztttttttttt!

    You bought an XC bike; to build it up for FR is a mistake.

    For starters, the geometry is wrong, the fork is wrong, the brakes are wrong, and most importantly, you'll injure yourself.

    Ride it hard, but it's a far cry from a hucker. You'll just break the bike and/or yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    You bought an XC bike; to build it up for FR is a mistake.

    For starters, the geometry is wrong, the fork is wrong, the brakes are wrong, and most importantly, you'll injure yourself.

    Ride it hard, but it's a far cry from a hucker. You'll just break the bike and/or yourself.

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    Hows everything been going with you up there in beautyfull Canada, still beating those poor kids on the trails i hope
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    Would a Devinci Kicker built up be a better bet cause it is cheaper than the desperado. Cause I can't get my money back to go to another shop! Is the frame just as good as the Hucker?

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    kicker?

    I can't find a DeVinci Kicker on their site.

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    not been riding

    as I hit a little bump in the road

    Later today I try my 1st ride on the flat, can't risk ripping out the abdominal stitching.

    Other than that, life's good, sorry to the OP for hijacking the thread.

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    yeah its a 06 model

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    Yes!

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    That's the frameset you want; the head tube angle and front fork will get you over whatever you throw at it (with the occasional crash )

    the 1st bike is an XC bike with a steep head angle that will pitch over the bars repeatedly, and the fork won't take a FR pounding.

    Good luck, Jim

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    Well if you look at my desperado now it looks like a freeride bike/ xc bike. The frame looks more angled than what is picture from the devinci site. Its a smaller frame too.. but I don't think the frame will last that long..especially when I'm trying to hit the 6 footer table top jumps.

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    I'm confused

    the Kicker is a 35 lb FR bike built to take a beating; the Desperado is an XC bike with 100mm fork for technical XC trails;it's not made for hucking anything. Slight drops to transition maybe, but over time you'll break it on hard hucks.

    You can do what you will on any bike, but be careful.

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    yeah .. its either the kicker or the giant stp1. What do you think?

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    Desperado 1 XC bike

    http://www.devinci.com/9724_an.html






    Kicker FR


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    its hard to believe but I don't have a camera right now, but the back looks alot lower than pictured. It almost looks like the FR frame, but just an inch higher.

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