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  1. #1
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    Thinking of going FS

    Starting to think about going FS next spring so I'm starting to do my research. Right now I ride a HT Gary Fischer Tasajara that I'm very happy with, but I want to take the next step. I like to ride long rides with both technical up and down hills in them (technical for me at least) and my ultimate goal would be to do a long organized enduro ride at some point and ride it repsectable. I want a bike that not only takes care of everything I can do now, but also what I hope to learn in the next 3-5 years too. My question is, what questions should I be asking to start looking in the right direction? What are some factors I should consider when I start narrowing down my options? One important one is I'm willing to spend up to $2500


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    A few thoughts

    I took the leap from a Tass to a FS bike about 1.5 years ago and here are a few thoughts:

    1) how much travel do you need? it sounds to me like you are in the XC/AM range of 4-6"

    2) are you worried about weight or overall performance?

    3) rear suspension design: VPP, horst link, etc... Does the rear shock have a lockout? How much pedal bob does it have?

    On a side note - I would try to test ride as many bikes as possible before making your decision. I have ridden my bike for a while and have actually considered going back to a HT (b/c I think it suits my riding style better). A FS bike will be quite different from your Tass and you should try riding one on your local trails before you make your decision.

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    Since you already like GF bikes why not look at the GF Cake?

  4. #4
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    Take a look at the Iron Horse DW-Link bikes. A bike like the MkIII would definitely be on my short list.

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