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    Isis and Freeriding; Opinions

    Anybody doing any light freeriding on their Isis?

    I didn't think the Isis was good with a coil shock but I have seen a number of posts here of Isis bikes with beefy coil shocks.

    I bought the bike before I knew I liked jumping off stuff. So now I am a little worried it might not be up to it. I love doing North Shore stunts and some urban jumping and thrashing. I am too wimpy to do any big drops, no more than 4 feet.

    Just wondering what the general thoughts out there are about this.

    Am I in the right arena with this rig?

    What shock do you recommend?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Technohippybiker
    Anybody doing any light freeriding on their Isis?

    I didn't think the Isis was good with a coil shock but I have seen a number of posts here of Isis bikes with beefy coil shocks.

    I bought the bike before I knew I liked jumping off stuff. So now I am a little worried it might not be up to it. I love doing North Shore stunts and some urban jumping and thrashing. I am too wimpy to do any big drops, no more than 4 feet.

    Just wondering what the general thoughts out there are about this.

    Am I in the right arena with this rig?

    What shock do you recommend?

    Thanks.
    Not recommended. The Isis is an XC bike with thin walled tubing. Adding a coil shock does not make it a jump bike. Find a used Joker or Moment to replace the Isis.
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    Not recommended. The Isis front triangle does not have the same construction as the joker. I read in the other thread that your isis is a '99 or '00 model, so you may not have the strongest swingarm as well.
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    You know, I think that bike could handle 4' drops. It can accept at least 2.4/2.5 tires, depending on the brand, you could get a decent fork for it up front. But I'd say it depends on how you finesse it.

    From the 2003 catalog: "...fully-active suspension travel while pedaling or braking over any terrain, and ruggedness to handle today's aggressive free-riders..."

    "...unlimited, all-mountain fun."

    I'm not saying that I recommend it, but I think it can handle it. For a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    You know, I think that bike could handle 4' drops. It can accept at least 2.4/2.5 tires, depending on the brand, you could get a decent fork for it up front. But I'd say it depends on how you finesse it.

    From the 2003 catalog: "...fully-active suspension travel while pedaling or braking over any terrain, and ruggedness to handle today's aggressive free-riders..."

    "...unlimited, all-mountain fun."

    I'm not saying that I recommend it, but I think it can handle it. For a while.
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