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    Dirtbag, G-Spot, Banshee Chaparral, Opus Nelson, DeV Ollie/Wilson: best FR pedalers?

    Looking for a good FR bike that descends like a DHer but can still be pedaled.
    Want 6-7" travel.
    Weight is obviously a concern.

    Looking at these as well as some of the pure DH bikes like the Turner DHR and Norco Six.
    Recommendations from the FR/DH crowd?
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    Get whatever geometry suits you the best.

    I have an ~40lbs wildcard setup for FR and I use it cross country, but I only have about 3 hours in my legs before I'm dead from chasing people on their 25lbs bikes.
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    you would have to add the Intense Uzzi, SC Nomad and spec SX
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    dh/fr + weight concerns = prob wont work out too good lol .. Usually most these bikes are heavy man , unless you wanna drop some serious $$ for all carbon items etc to lighten it up .

    Ive heard of the G-spot actually being pretty good , i would def add the bikes SMT recommended as well. Try to demo some if you can so you can feel out the geo of the bikes etc . Good luck !

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    how about the Scott Voltage FR, how well does it pedals? or the norco truax?

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    the best setup i've come across personally for a great pedaling fr bike is the giant reign.

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    Believe what you will, you wont beat a Canfield One v2 when it comes to pedaling, you might equal it but nothing will beat it.
    Word is the V10 SC is also a great pedaling bike and for enough money can be as light as 30 pounds. My Canfield is 35 pounds and can be bullet proof at 36 so for a 'normal' build price you can have two Canfield One's or an uber light V10
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossup View Post
    Believe what you will, you wont beat a Canfield One v2 when it comes to pedaling, you might equal it but nothing will beat it.
    Word is the V10 SC is also a great pedaling bike and for enough money can be as light as 30 pounds. My Canfield is 35 pounds and can be bullet proof at 36 so for a 'normal' build price you can have two Canfield One's or an uber light V10
    I'm drooling over that ONE....

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    Anyone have experience with either the Devinci Wilson, Opus Nelson, or Norco Six?




    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    dh/fr + weight concerns = prob wont work out too good lol .. Usually most these bikes are heavy man , unless you wanna drop some serious $$ for all carbon items etc to lighten it up .
    I'm talking relative here.
    Something you can build in the mid 30s rather than mid 40s
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    Cant go wrong with an SXT, perhaps maybe even a Transition Blindside or bottlerocket. I've even heard of people pedaling those new Specialized Status bikes. It all comes down to the geo in the end really.

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    Look at a Rune or Wildcard, I think both of those are hard to beat geo wise. I know that the wildcard descends well and climbs well. It'll handle everything that I throw at it, and if built lightly, it'll be an awesome all rounder.

    But then again, I'm biased.
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    My current setup is a Bottlerocket with 1x9, 33t front and 11-32 cassette...totem up front, dhx 5 with ti spring in back...pedals up anything and is way fun and more than capable coming down full on dh trails. Checks in at 35 lbs with single ply tires. Going to 1x10 is the next upgrade. Love this bike....emphasis on the love.


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