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    Good bike for getting into jumps and drops

    There's a new bike park next to me and I've gotten much more into jumping and drops. I have a BMC SpeedFox 29" with Arch wheels and I love the bike for trail riding, but the rims aren't nearly strong enough for what I'm doing.

    So I'm thinking about getting new wheels (again) or getting a bike (possibly used) that is better for jumps and drops. I probably won't go much bigger than 4-5' drops and jumps that twice the length of the bike. I'm still learning and not always the most fluid and often case jumps so FS is nice.

    Would a 27.5 be much better than 29"? What other features should I look for?

    Any recommendations for specific bikes?

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    Good bike for getting into jumps and drops

    I sold my Ibis mojo hd3 last year because I was working on jumps and drops and not feeling very comfortable on it.

    I went to a Guerrilla Gravity Shred Dogg (shorter travel megatrail) and I love it for jumps and drops. Aluminum and built to take a beating.

    Honestly for jumps, ideally you want a DJ. But I find them a bit too twitchy for my taste.
    Guerrilla Gravity BAMF, Colorado Front Range

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripes View Post
    I sold my Ibis mojo hd3 last year because I was working on jumps and drops and not feeling very comfortable on it.

    I went to a Guerrilla Gravity Shred Dogg (shorter travel megatrail) and I love it for jumps and drops. Aluminum and built to take a beating.

    Honestly for jumps, ideally you want a DJ. But I find them a bit too twitchy for my taste.
    Yeah, I've ridden solely 29ers clipped in, mostly XC trails for over the last decade. Would be fun to own a DJ tho, but I'm thinking a 27.5 possibly with flats, may be the smother transition.

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    My Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistola has given me wings. Very well designed & built frame. Very confidence inspiring bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bank5 View Post
    Yeah, I've ridden solely 29ers clipped in, mostly XC trails for over the last decade. Would be fun to own a DJ tho, but I'm thinking a 27.5 possibly with flats, may be the smother transition.
    No matter what, you want flats.

    The smaller wheels of a 27.5 will feel more lively than a 29er.

    Like Spartacus said, you can’t go wrong with any of the Guerrilla Gravity bikes for jumping and drops. They’re designed to take a beating.
    Guerrilla Gravity BAMF, Colorado Front Range

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