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    Django 29 to Spartan 27.5

    Contemplating a move back to tweener wheels along with bridging a bigger gap in travel from my other 120 travel XC 29er.

    Hows the pedaling on these 160+ travel rigs? I saw the review on Bible of Bikes which spoke well of the ride characteristics (albeit it was the carbon model). I'm a light 135#ish rider and would be on a small alluminum frame setup. I can usually scoot myself up climbs fairly well. Must admit the 32-33#'s is abit intimidating....
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    So much for diehard Devinci fans....🙄
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    Haven't put any significant time on the Django, but I am pretty impressed with spartan's pedaling. I've done plenty of 4-5k days of climbing and it gets it done just fine. You won't be winning any hill climbs but it gets it done just fine!!

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    Good to know!
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    I'm running both right now. '19 Spartan (29) and '20 Django. VERY different bikes. Mind you I have the spartan built heavy (DD tires w/CushCore on rear), but I also have the Django built heavy (150 Lyrik, WTB 2.6 light/heavy combo).
    The Spartan pedals awesome for a long travel rig, but it's definitely a more in-your-seat type of pedal bike. Grind on up and all is well. It's also surprisingly snappy, with great acceleration.
    The Django though is lively, maneuverable, easy to change direction and very capable climber and descender.
    Both have that crazy split pivot traction. Both rail turns. It's very easy to go between the two.
    I take the Django on trail rides, where blues with the occasional black sections are the norm. I take the Spartan on classic Rockies rides, long uphill grinds followed by janky rough and steep descents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abacall View Post
    I'm running both right now. '19 Spartan (29) and '20 Django. VERY different bikes. Mind you I have the spartan built heavy (DD tires w/CushCore on rear), but I also have the Django built heavy (150 Lyrik, WTB 2.6 light/heavy combo).
    The Spartan pedals awesome for a long travel rig, but it's definitely a more in-your-seat type of pedal bike. Grind on up and all is well. It's also surprisingly snappy, with great acceleration.
    The Django though is lively, maneuverable, easy to change direction and very capable climber and descender.
    Both have that crazy split pivot traction. Both rail turns. It's very easy to go between the two.
    I take the Django on trail rides, where blues with the occasional black sections are the norm. I take the Spartan on classic Rockies rides, long uphill grinds followed by janky rough and steep descents.
    Django great bike but seen minimal use. On the market if anyone looking. '18 GX build bought Jan '19. PM if interested.
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