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    09 Bass Question/Suggestion

    Here in S. Arizona, we have great trails, most are really rough.
    I've thought about riding a bass as a trail bike.

    What do you think?

    Its tough, its roughly XC/AM geo as is, and with a top pull front derailleur it might be really rad. Throw a gravity dropper on there and rock n roll.

    Could be the nice tough trail bike folks need.

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    The bass could do it but a Dawg or coilair would be better. The Bass is DJ oriented. But My brother does trail on his Stuff so I guess you could do it. Go for it and rip it up! Just review your choice and make sure the Dawg or Coilair won't do better.
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    The Bass would definitely take a beating... probably more so than the new Dog or Coilair. Since it's designed for big hit dirt jumping and abuse I bet it can take just about anything. It's shorter travel too so I assume it wouldn't wallow and bob too bad. My concern would be with the seat tube being too short for good positioning when pedaling and trail riding. I've definitely considered trading in my XC bike in favor or something like this that I could use a dual purpose freerider/dirt jump/sometimesXC bike.

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