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    Joker XC/Distance for 4x use.

    I've been using my joker xc for a couple of years as an AM bike but lately after seeing more and more ppl do 4x on similar bikes I'm thinking about using it on the track.

    What do you think about it? My main concern is durability.
    ps. I'm a novice 4x rider. I do dh mostly.
    Last edited by norbar; 03-19-2008 at 10:00 AM.
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    It may depend on your weight, and how smooth you are... but check out this video my buddy sent me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WPn9K8I6NE&NR=1

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    I'm only 135lbs but not so smooth.
    About the movie - The guy on the Joker looked like he was kinda heavy for the shock.
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    Hey, a fellow lightweight! I'm pretty much the same weight as you. But, yes, I agree. I tend to take everything ppl say about components breaking with a grain of salt.

    I have felt things flex, but I have never broken anything without crashing.

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    It should be OK. The Joker XC is a "newer" frame iteration of the bike so it has still got some life left in it. I think the geo might be pretty good for 4X, too. Grab yourself a Marzocchi 4X and Roco Air and you're ready to rock.

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