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    Suited for trail riding?

    Hey,
    Is this bike suited for trail riding and some rock gardens? An all around bike.
    What I'm concerned is that frame, which seems more XC oriented and the 120 mm travel fork, is it enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yodeiu View Post
    Hey,
    Is this bike suited for trail riding and some rock gardens?
    Yes.

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    Re: Suited for trail riding?

    Yes. They handled rock gardens in the Olympics with 80mm bikes

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    You might want to take the rock gardens a little more slowly than guys on Downhill sleds.

    Are your rock gardens much rougher than the rocky spots they built for last year's Olympics?
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    Sure, should work well if the suspension is set up properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post
    You might want to take the rock gardens a little more slowly than guys on Downhill sleds.


    Are your rock gardens much rougher than the rocky spots they built for last year's Olympics?
    Hadleigh Farm practice - British Cycling Cross Country Series round 5 - 17/08/13 - YouTube

    Nah, they're certainly not as rough.
    Last edited by yodeiu; 11-02-2013 at 01:01 PM.

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    LOL. It's pretty much an archetypal trail bike. If it's not suited to trail riding, nothing is.

    Enjoy it.
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