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    Camber vs epic? What the heck does evo/slacker mean?

    I think I am leaning towards the camber for a nice all around FS MTB for long ( 50 mile +)rides. I will ride both but I'm reading the camber is not as twitchy and I already have a hardtail so an epic may not give me all the comfort a camber might. I have read a ton about these but I don't understand what the evo gets me. I know it will have a slacker head tube but I don't really know what that means. More or less Relaxed geometry? More like a stumpjumper fsr? Less racy? More racy? Better for down hill or uphill?

    Thanks for the answers in advance!
    Epic Flash Boris F65X + road bikes

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    With your impressive quiver of bikes.....you should already KNOW these things.
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    Most of my reading and knowledge of bikes has to do with roadbikes. I don't think I have ever seen slacker head tube angles mentioned unless it is referring to MTBs. I am guessing that the evos will be better downhill and worse uphill but I'm not sure. Surely there is more to it than that?
    Epic Flash Boris F65X + road bikes

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    The EVO is designed to descend - no doubt. However, it really does not climb bad either. The main thing hindering the EVOs climbing prowess, is the weight.
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