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    Anyone racing an XPREZO Sub 5?

    I'm looking for some first hand user experience with the Sub 5 from other XC racers out there. I'm in need of a new race bike for next season and the Canadian made, non-carbon, and lightweight features of this bike are very appealing to me. I may be old school with my preference for 26", but I'm OK with that!

    I wonder how it rides, though. Do racers need a lockout for the rear shock with this frame? Does it climb as well as it descends? There are very few reviews of this bike online.

    I tried asking this question in the Canadian Bikes forum with no luck.


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    One of my athletes has ridden for Xprezo for the past three or four years (actually three of them but the girls are on hardtails). The sub-5s have been a very good bike for him. The are durable and the suspension works as good as anything out there. He usually races with a pro-pedal setting of one.

    The only thing you have to be aware of is he had a part in developing the geometry. He has superb technical skill, one of the best in the world, and likes a very aggressive set-up. If you put a rock-shox on it the bike will be very steep, a fox fork sits a bit taller and might tame the bike a bit.
    "The best pace is suicide pace, and today is a good day to die." Steve Prefontaine

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    Thanks for the reply.

    It really looks like an awesome bike and I'm thinking the aggressive setup will suit me well. I'm surprised they're not more popular amongst racers. Guess I better make a trip to try one out ASAP!

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