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    Trail bike that can jump well (NorCal specific trails)

    Another 'which bike' post, but I'm stuck. I'm lucky to live in NorCal, and have access to a great variety of trails. I have a DH bike that I use for park riding, but also at Carlmont (local jump spot). My Ibis HD3 was fine at trail spots (like Skeggs, Juaquin Miller, Demo, UCSC) but I always felt the suspension sucked when it got rowdy. I tried it at Pacifica and I hated it. So I'm looking for a bike that I can ride trail but still use safely when jumping (e.g. Pacifica) and better for those rowdier trail segments.

    I know a lot of riders can ride any bike anywhere, but my DH bike has saved my ass, and I rely on all the help I can get (so I'm not selling my DH and going full 1 bike enduro). My climbing sucks, so I need all the help I can get with that too (i.e. don't want to be too over-biked).

    So my thoughts were:
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    thanks!

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    mach 6, switchblade, firebird, Ripmo, Django????

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    Trek Remedy, I ride mine pretty much everywhere and pro riders like Cam McCaul and Rdog Howard put this bike through the ringer. The geo is not crazy slack like a modern enduro bike too.

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    I liked my Remedy too. Really fun bike to ride.

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    Rallon! I think mini link bikes feel weird in the air.

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    Were all just going to list bikes we like or own because we like or own them.

    I dont think any bikes are really terrible jumpers. The shock is going to make a massive difference too.

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    , Ripmo, Django????

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Were all just going to list bikes we like or own because we like or own them.
    No kidding, right?

    Sooo... here's my pitch.

    Monkies, have you looked at Whyte?

    The T-130 is a 140mm trail bike that is very much at home getting air, and is easy to climb with considering its geo (actually REAL good at steep technical climbs). The T-130 makes going down flow, tech or gnar, fast or slow, easy. I currently have a T-130, and it goes everywhere in the U.S. with me. Great geo.

    The G-150 is more enduro. Not as climb happy, but going down and air time is what it does. "G" may be for gravity, but this bike is surprisingly comfortable as a trail bike. The 150 may be what you're looking for.

    They have a G-170... probably too much bike. I have no first hand experience with it.

    Being consumer direct, their prices are very competitive. If you're close to Fairfax, CA, there may be an opportunity to demo what's in stock. Splitrock Tap and Wheel, Whyte's North American distributor, is in Fairfax.

    Only downside to Whyte... they sell out pretty quick each year.
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