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    mach 429 vs 5?

    Is there anything that a Mach 5 can do that a 429 couldn't? I am thinking from a durability stand point, such as doing 3 foot drop?

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    Let's see. Lot's coming into play here.

    Rider weight?

    3' drop to flat or 3' drop to trans?

    The 429 has a larger wheel to disperse impacts across but the bike has a shorter rear travel.

    No answers to your questions but more info would help.

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    200lbs. Transitions: yes and no.

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    What wheels would you put on the 429. and will you be running a 15mm or 20mm TA. The 429 is not as good in tight twisty turns as the 5. IMO the 5 is easier to jump to. I liked the 429 in straight lines better then the 5 but that was about it. I take 3 foot to flat all the time on my 5. I am running Crossmax sx though with 20mm TA.

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