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    Paper or plastic?
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    If you had to replace your ML with something else...

    what would it be?

    As much as I enjoy my ML, I can't help but wonder about other bikes. So what would it be for you? A Nomad, a Ciclon, a Mojo, an EG? Please do tell.
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    the 36 year old grom
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg
    what would it be?

    As much as I enjoy my ML, I can't help but wonder about other bikes. So what would it be for you? A Nomad, a Ciclon, a Mojo, an EG? Please do tell.
    stump jumper with a fox rear shox.

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    Bike to the Bone...
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    I don't really know, I really like my ML for the riding I do.

    If I couldn't buy a ML, here would be my list in no particular order:

    EG
    Nomad
    5 Spot
    Heckler
    X-5

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    knolly endorphin

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    I recently replaced my 2005.5 ML with a 2007 Epiphany. No particular reason for the upgrade other than I came across a good deal on an Epi. I loved my ML. So far, the Epi is fantastic. It complements my Moment and Rogue and gives me another arrow in the quiver.
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    yp, now you just need a Ride and an Oracle and I think you'd be all set...

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    I thought about a Ride (one was on ebay recently), but didn't think I would ride it enough to justify the cost. As for the Oracle, it would be too much overlap with the Epi. Plus, I'm not yet sold on FS ti frames. Ti road bikes and hardtails are fine, though.
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    "Curb drops to flat, or curb drops to transition? There's a BIG difference there." Qfactor03

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    thats right living legend
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    What's the Big Secret?

    Quote Originally Posted by yangpei
    I recently replaced my 2005.5 ML with a 2007 Epiphany. No particular reason for the upgrade other than I came across a good deal on an Epi. I loved my ML. So far, the Epi is fantastic. It complements my Moment and Rogue and gives me another arrow in the quiver.

    So what did you "upgrade" the ML too?


    Me? I guess I'd want an EG or an RFX, but that Endorphin would be the shizzy for around here... though still prob more than I would "need" so I could stil look for stuff to hit with it.

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    i haven't tried the nomad or EG, but wouldn't they be a little more aggressive than an ML?

    i tried a stumpy but i thought the front wanders too much on steeps... other than that it's a great bike...

    the BLT is a little less bike than the Nomad, but it's a nice ride, too...

    what about the yeti 575 or an intense 5.5?

    AAAKKK!!! too many choices!!!

    actually it's tough to beat the stiffness and simplicity of the ML... (but you did mention ventanas...)

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    uh.. let me think...

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    Niner RIP9

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    A Moto Lite Evoluzione...
    • Custom geo
    • 5.5in travel
    • White in color
    • Lifetime warranty


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    Goin' Down ain't bad!!!
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    Foes of course...

    Geeze....that's like throwing a dog (or is that Dug) a bone....

    Foes XCT 5" Air.....or better yet, step up to the 6" Air FXR and get a better work out.
    Dug-da-Goat

    "Oh momma, could this really be the end? To be stuck outside of Mojo with the High Side Blues again!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by paneristi
    A Moto Lite Evoluzione...
    • Custom geo
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    • White in color
    • Lifetime warranty

    Agreed.. and with DW_Link...
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    Something with "Split Pivot"

    I was going to retire my ML after this season and order something of the 69er breed. But after seeing DW's new split pivot design, I think I am going to wait until something comes out with that design, it looks REALLY GOOD on paper. Check it out: http://www.split-pivot.com/
    Last edited by craigstr; 06-23-2007 at 12:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigstr
    I was going to retire my ML after this season and order something of the 69er breed. But after seeing DW's new split pivot design, I think I am going to wait until something comes out with that design, it looks REALLY GOOD on paper. Check it out: http://www.split-pivot.com/

    Dave himself proclaims DW is better...
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    Interesting answers. Actually, I've looked around and for the short legged riders like me (5'7"), I can't find another bike with standover as low as the ML. El Ciclon looks great but standover is not as good. The only other bike I'd consider would be the Mojo, but the carbon fiber kinda freaks me out a bit. I liked the EG, but again the standover was barely enough. Of course, it sounds like a small problem, but while crossing a creek in Downieville a couple weeks ago, I dismounted and with any other bike I would have crushed my precious...

    Bottom line, the more I look the more I like what I got.
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    "Its All Good"
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    After spending a week on my ML in Az, the thing rocks. It is the perfect bike for me, at this point..... But that disease known to many of us rear its ugly head at any stage....

    Hard to know, there are so many cool bikes out there.............. As long as its not a Specialized............ Cant stand that company, just my opinion, each to there own.....
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    thats right living legend
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    Oh and I forgot one! That Nicolai FR looks pretty sweet. Also the Canfeild Balnance I've liked a lot, but I'll take a Horst link over a vague, numb ass DW link anyday!

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    I'm pretty darn happy with my ML, but if someone forced me to get another bike I guess I'd say either the Turner Spot or the Cumba XCL.
    IT'S NOT THE FALL THAT HURTS. IT'S WHEN YOU HIT THE GROUND.

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    Exogrid Moto Lite

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    For me, I would look at a Foes and for sure at Ellsworth again. Still the ONLY bike brand I have not had issues with in some way or another................... That means a lot to me....
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    thats right living legend
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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    Exogrid Moto Lite

    Oh yeah! Of course I'm not in any need of a new bike do to the fact that the Moto-Lite is AWSOME! So I guess I truly have to say an exo Moto, but I don't get paid like the Whafe "yet" but than again I don't have to spend my entire life on an airplane either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    For me, I would look at a Foes and for sure at Ellsworth again.
    I fell in love with the Rogue when I rode it.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Nicoalai Helius FR.. need I say more.

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