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    f600 abusive frame?

    Hello all, I currently ride a 06 f600 I really have not complaints about the geo of the bike it climbs amazing it turns pretty good. The one thing that I believe about the frame is that it is to stiff. Seems that after about 8 miles of hard riding my back is toast. I run tubeless with pretty low pressure and I still utilize my fatty head shock. Would there be a big difference between this frame and say a Jamis dragon 26" since its steel and is suppose to be a better ride? The trails I ride are very bumpy and rooty. Maybe I just need to go to a 29er for more comfort. Please no hating on the jamis b/c this is the cannondale thread its review's sound amazing.
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    Sounds like you might want to consider a full-suspension bike. If your back gets sore after only 8 miles, I doubt that any hard-tail will be soft enough to ease your pain--especially on the terrain that you describe.

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    Tried out a 2010 epic it was better on the bumps but the geometry was a bit to crouched over for my liking and the fact that 650B won't work bugged me also since I see that being up my ally.
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    Maybe try an RZ 120?

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    My lbs is a cannondale dealer I'm sure he would let me try one out. So you think the rize would be better on my back than a flash, just asking because of all the conflicting comments out there. You know, " I used to ride a FS now I don't touch it since I got the 29er".
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    A full-suspension bike will be better on your back than a hard tail, regardless of what wheel size you choose.

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