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    Where is the Prolite FS love?

    I haven't seen much written up about the bike except for a few publications.

    Anyone out there riding this bike. I'm looking for a XC bike for a big guy that can take some abuse. The prolite is top on the list, but I'd like to hear what the unpaid public thinks.

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    XC Foes porn

    About half way down the list of threads my above entitled thread is my 66 mile impression of the bike. Due to injuries I've stuck with my 5 and 6" bikes thus far but if I go back to the XC concept the prolite is top of my list.

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    Ive got one, ive done 2500 miles or so on it, its my most used bike, not super squishy tho, but it uses full travel on every ride, and you dont really notice it working, if you know what i mean, really stiff rear end, its more like a 3.5inch hardtail,, its really easy to pick it up and place it where you want, ie poping from 1 rut to another or hoping a fallen log and such like, it climbs really well too, i took it to chamonix in the summer for none lift access days and it was a pleasure to ride on the ups, but not as great on the techy descents, but i have a fairly long stem on a large frame so it wasnt taken for descending day( the fxr was). So after quite a few miles the rear is still as tight as it was on day 1, theres a little wear on the shock, in the area where it sits most of the time, all bearings are good, paints holding up well too. Its not light tho, nearly 28lb with nice bits on, xtr,king,reba 20mm, easton, etc. its not cheap too. It will last longer than any other bike your going to own tho. Check sizing before you buy tho, i normally go for a med, but not with the prolite. I am bound to say nice things about something i spent loads of money on tho arent i? there is a picture of it further down (on "my new bikes here").

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    Thanks for the input. I'm not expecting a plush ride by any means. I'm going to use this bike as my "climbing" machine. It's going to replace my hardtail. I'm hoping to run it at the 26 lb range. What tires and wheels are you running? Are you running a u-turn reba?
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    Im using bonty mudx tyres, burgtech 20mm front hub on equalizer rim, xt 180mm rotor, chris king rear on mavic 321 rim and 160mm xt rotor, that is for winter riding, for summer i used panaracer razor tyres, i also use slime tubes for my local area, I know it adds a bit of weight but it is so worth it, i have had just 1 puncture in 2500 + miles, that was a piece of flint that cut a gash in the tyre last sunday. I weigh 93kilos so im no lightweight, so im not too bothered on the weight, i just wanted a bike i can trust 100%, i use 120mm reba teams, no u turn.

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    It can weigh 25 lbs

    without getting stupid light with the parts. When I test rode the medium I swapped my front King wheel, (the tire clearence was too narrow on the rear and I didn't feel like messing with the Stans setup for a test ride so I used the demo rear wheel) carbon bar, hope stem and Frog pedals and it weighed 25 lbs.

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    Thanks.
    I appreciate the input guys.
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