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    Frame material questions

    I'm lusting for steel or ti, but the aluminum Paragon looks really cool and the price is more reachable. So I have a few questions I'd like to pose regarding ride qualities (assume each frame has exact same geometry:

    1. Standing up on the pedals going downhill in the rough, will steel or ti frames feel different than the Paragon (ie more compliant)?

    2. Climbing in the saddle, will a Thudbuster ST on the Paragon feel at least as compliant as steel or ti frames if not more so?

    Any opinions or comments would be greatly appriciated.

    Thanks!

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    When standing, aren't you using a bunch of inches of travel in your joints?
    I lack the experience, but I imagine that while standing, vertical frame compliance becomes close to irrelevant.

    Why the ST post, and not the longer travel 3G? Weight?

    As Fishers are generally run with quite a bit of exposed seatpost, a good ti post would add quite a bit of comfort already.

    All that said, I think an Alu 29"er run at reasonable tire pressures is always more comfortable than a normally aspired ti 26"er. Someone tell me I'm wrong if I am!
    Klok - XC - Skate - Ski

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    When standing, aren't you using a bunch of inches of travel in your joints?
    I lack the experience, but I imagine that while standing, vertical frame compliance becomes close to irrelevant.
    I was hoping someone would say that, seemed logical enough...


    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Why the ST post, and not the longer travel 3G? Weight?
    Yeah, probably the reason although I guess I could be talked into the LT version.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    As Fishers are generally run with quite a bit of exposed seatpost, a good ti post would add quite a bit of comfort already.
    True, hadn't thought of that option.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    All that said, I think an Alu 29"er run at reasonable tire pressures is always more comfortable than a normally aspired ti 26"er. Someone tell me I'm wrong if I am!
    Sounds like the Paragon is looking better to me...

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    Get your hands on a Paragon before they sell out, and base your next frame on your experiences with the Fisher. Ride your 29" now rather than save up for something your may not really need.
    Did you see the pics on here of the Paragon? Looks mighty sweet to me!
    Klok - XC - Skate - Ski

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