I believe it was meant to go into the medium to light part of freeride wasn't it? There is a Mountain Bike Action test a few months ago. See if you can look online and find it. My Force 2.0 has no problem on 5 foot drops and it feels amazingly stiff. The Sanction is way stronger than the Force so I bet it can do what you want it to do. Of course I'm not an expert, I'm just going with what my Force frame feels like it.