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    ignition 2 or 3?

    A friend of mine is looking to buy one of these and he's looking for some opinions. First the particulars height = 6'1" weight = 220 lbs, riding style a little of everything and now he may try 2-3' drops and go up from there. The forks appear to be slightly different and the rear shock on the 3 goes to an air platform will these be any noticeable differences for him? Component wise would he be gaining much going up to the 3?
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    He would be better off with the 3 but the Asta would be a much better choice considering his build, yes there is a considerable price difference.

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    Why the Asta? I like mine and I beat the living heck out of it, I only weigh 150, and it's a great bike, but why would it be better for someone who could be considered a clydesdale? And yeah price is kinda an issue.
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    The Asta is a much more plush suspension design for an aggressive do all rider. The Ignition is no slouch mrperc has put his through some brutal carp even racing DH with it yet he is 125lbs. I havent taken my Ignition out yet other than the pump track due to crazy life shnitz going on so I may be blowing smoke out my svelte 185lb rear.
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    Neither bike is right

    With all due respect, a guy at 220 has no business doing 2-3 ft drops on the Iggy 2 or 3 IMO. The Super gets close to being the right equipped bike with the 32mm stanchioned Tora up front, but to delude yourself that the MZ or MX forks will hold up to continued abuse at that weight would be akin to believing in fairy tales. Sorry to be the wet blanket, but that's my read on it. If, on the other hand, you take the drops out of the equation, the Iggy 3 would be a wiser choice than the 2.
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    Ditto

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