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    Fisher Roscoe I for a light FR rig?

    Stopped into my neighborhood shop and found a 2009 Fisher Roscoe 1 on closeout. I've been looking for a shorter travel bike that I could set up as a light FR rig. Any opinions on this frame? I'd likely switch to a shorter stem, and a single ring crank set up with a guide, but that would be about it for now.

    Thanks!

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    hey chip,

    The roscoe is a pretty kick ass bike. cambr had one on loan from trek all last summer, though i never rode it in anger myself allot of the guys raved about it. marley put it through some serious abuse, and its ability to take it exceeded kevins.

    i would put it in the mid-weight AM category, comparable to the previous generation (v1) transition covert.
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    Marley tested, Marley approved. That's pretty much good enough for me ;-)

    Chip

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    I beat the piss out of one at Diablo on three separate occasions. The stock bontrager tires sucked at any pressure. The second and third time I put a set of Michelin tires that I had and the bike held up fine. Bottomed it out at some parts, but the bike held up.

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    The bikes are pretty beefy. It'd be fine for a light FR rig but definately change out the tires. I demo'd one and unless your trails look like 4x race courses those are not the tires you want at all. It has a steep-ish HA for a 'freeride bike' but that'd make it turn snappier and climb better.
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