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    140-160mm Travel with the steepest STA?

    I am wondering what options are out there in 140-160mm with the steepest STA, bonus points for suspension platforms that pedal well uphill. Thanks for any input.

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    Pole Evolink. It's got a 78deg effective STA.

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    Sticking with 27.5" wheels?

    The Airdrop Edit v3 has an effective STA of 78.7.

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    Looking for a 32 pound 27.5 that climbs well? Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    Looking for a 32 pound 27.5 that climbs well? Good luck.
    Im pretty happy with the way my Pivot climbs, but ive got a lot of post out of frame and wouldnt mind something with a steeper STA

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    RIpmo---gets good climbing reviews-----not as aggressive DH as some others---note if your Pivot has a ton of Post maybe the frame is too small----the more post the slacker bikes get--at ride height could be a couple degrees slacker than claimed at stack height

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctloper View Post
    RIpmo---gets good climbing reviews-----not as aggressive DH as some others---note if your Pivot has a ton of Post maybe the frame is too small----the more post the slacker bikes get--at ride height could be a couple degrees slacker than claimed at stack height
    I agree. My son loves his Ripmo, but it's not a 27.5.
    He's 6'2" on an XL and it's perfect.

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    Check out Esker Elkat. 75.9 effective STA. 150mm travel. Dave weagle orion suspension design.

    Or IBIS HD5? 76 and 153mm of travel.

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    If you can be comfortable with the saddle moved as far forward as possible anything with a 75 ST will be steep to the point of diminishing returns. It would be harder to find a poor pedaling trail bike than a good one. Just about everything in the 140 to 160 class has great anti squat regardless of design. Mini links tend to be favored, but even straight 4bars can have great pedaling platforms without tons of slow speed compression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    Looking for a 32 pound 27.5 that climbs well? Good luck.
    My Evil Calling is 32 lbs on the nose with dual coil suspension. It climbs frickin' great - steep technical chunky climbs, long fireroads, you name it. The bike isn't the limiting climbing factor

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    GG Shred Dogg. 78 effective STA. Rides higher in the travel. Up to 2.8 tires. Can be run 140-160 on the front. Rear 130 or 140.

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