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    I can't decide

    I'm ready to pull the trigger on a new bike. I'm currently riding a Reign X and ready to move to an 8" bike. What I'm looking for is something thats a good mix of freeride and downhill. The trails I ride and anything from rocky desert to rutted out skinny stuff through the woods to flowy smooth open stuff and even some man made features. I know I need something slack with 200mm out front but I still need it to be snappy and flickable. I've looked at every bike I can think of but I just can't seem to decide. The few I have in mind are the Morewood Izimu, Norco A-Line or the Transition Blindside. I'm totally open to suggestions so let me know what you guys think!! Thanks, Matt. BTW, I've got about $3k to spend so I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have to go used.

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    Blindside

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    ^^^ same here.

    When I get on a blindside, it rides like a smaller bike but can take the hits, great bike.
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    http://www.giantnerd.com/2009-mongoo...-freeride.html

    Might do the trick, never ridden that suspension design but looks fun.

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    If you like the performance of your Reign X, just get a Glory.

    I've seen a couple on here that use Hammerschmidt and a single crown fork. Make's a great, longer travel "Faith" with a softer suspension rate.
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    Thanks for the input, I should also mention that this will be a chairlift/shuttle only bike. I'm really starting to look hard at last years blindside. I saw the new model has adjustable 170-190 rear travel while the 2009 has a stout 203

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    A few more I've been looking at. Socom, last years Blindside, TR250, Faith, Scythe, Gambler and the Evil Revolt

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    Glory 2010.
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    09 Team Boot'R BRAND NEW $2,500!!? http://www.giantnerd.com/index.php/2...lue-large.html
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    ...trees, trails, chairlifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisP125
    http://www.giantnerd.com/2009-mongoo...-freeride.html

    Might do the trick, never ridden that suspension design but looks fun.
    I'm riding an 09 Team Boot'R with RaceFace atlas FR bars and it feels awesome!
    ...trees, trails, chairlifts.

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    Throwing one more into the mix, Scott Gambler

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    2010 faith or glory... If u need reassurance on the faith look up kurt sorge... insane. Then the glory is just a longer travel faith... both are amazing bikes.

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    for $3k you're gonna have to knock the last 5 off your list. You can maybe get a faith for $3k. I've rode the B-side and it's a great bike. Lots ride the faith or glory on the stuff we shuttle down here. I hear good things about the boot'r and the sette vexx... Maybe look for a used DHR. CAB just picked up one for $2000 on pinkbike with a new boxxer...shipped! Great time to buy bikes as the rest of the world is getting ready for snow...while us in AZ are getting ready to shred!

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    Kona Operator just made the list. $3200 msrp for a complete bike

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    If you're willing to go used, look into a Santa Cruz Driver 8. Seems like it would be right up your alley.

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