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    Genesis latitude 10 as an AM bike?

    I bought a Genesis latitude 10 2011 and am wondering if its a suitable All Mountain bike? Will it break?


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    It is not n All Mountain bike......it is a XC hardtail. Not much different than the Cube LTD that you asked the question about. It is outside its intended use.

    It is a steel frame, so it will be heavier, especially with the low end spec build.

    Then again it depends on what "your" description of All Mountain is.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    But will it handle rough trails? I heard reynolds steel frames are strong.

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    Again, what is your idea of All Mountain?

    If you want a bike that you can do jumps and drops and blast through rock gardens....you chose the wrong bike.

    If you want a bike that you can ride fast on moderate trails and keep the wheels on the ground...you made the correct choice.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    It will handle the first two pics no problem (based on my assumption that the drop in the second pic is about a foot). The third pic is clearly outside of it's intended use. Fourth pic is OK.

    The fact that it is steel is kind of irrelevant to what you are asking.
    Last edited by kapusta; 04-15-2013 at 04:25 PM.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamface54 View Post
    I bought a Genesis latitude 10 2011 and am wondering if its a suitable All Mountain bike? Will it break?

    Is it a suitable AM bike? Probably not.
    Can you ride it on all the trails pictured? Sure.
    Will it break? Eventually. Everything does. How long you get to ride that bike before that happens depends on how heavy you are, how smooth you ride, and how big of mistakes you make.
    If you are a noob, you will break it sooner than later.
    If you're actually planning to break something, use cheap wheels. They will be your "weak link". If they are too strong, then your fork or your frame or some other more expensive thing will get broken instead.

    -F
    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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    What do all those pics have in common? Riders all riding full suspension bikes....not XC Hardtails.

    Like hat was said above, you can ride those trails, but may not be able to hit certain features like you could with a bike designed with that intended use.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    I'm not really sure this is an xc bike. I think it's a trail bike.

    Frame:
    Reynolds 520 double Butted Cr-mo
    Forks:
    Rockshox Recon Gold K 120mm travel
    Gear shifters:
    Shimano Deore
    Front mech:
    Shimano Deore
    Rear mech:
    Shimano SLX
    Cassette:
    CS-HG50-9 11-32 tooth
    Rims:
    Alex XCR Comp 32 hole
    Stem:
    Genesis OS 6061 / 31.8mm clamp
    Handlebar:
    Genesis 6061 / 30mm rise
    Grips:
    Genesis file pattern lock-on single clamp
    Brakes:
    Shimano BR-M445 hydraulic disc brake with 160mm rotors

    But if you think it's an XC bike, how might i improve it to make it more trail friendly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamface54 View Post
    I'm not really sure this is an xc bike. I think it's a trail bike.

    Frame:
    Reynolds 520 double Butted Cr-mo
    Forks:
    Rockshox Recon Gold K 120mm travel
    Gear shifters:
    Shimano Deore
    Front mech:
    Shimano Deore
    Rear mech:
    Shimano SLX
    Cassette:
    CS-HG50-9 11-32 tooth
    Rims:
    Alex XCR Comp 32 hole
    Stem:
    Genesis OS 6061 / 31.8mm clamp
    Handlebar:
    Genesis 6061 / 30mm rise
    Grips:
    Genesis file pattern lock-on single clamp
    Brakes:
    Shimano BR-M445 hydraulic disc brake with 160mm rotors

    But if you think it's an XC bike, how might i improve it to make it more trail friendly?
    It is an XC hardtail......the parts spec is normal for a bike in that price range....nothing special. More and more hardtails are coming with 120mm forks these days.

    Just ride the bike....you already bought it. Ride it and find out what YOU want to change.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Your right. If something brakes i'll just have to fix it and find a way to stop it happening again. Thanks.

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