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    Marin ridge wolf for free ride?

    I like the way it pedals for full suspension and its built pretty burly. Do you guys think it can handle moderate drops? Apparently it climbs well also. Out of all the full suspension bikes ive tried (in the parking lot) i like it best but was wondering if you think its burly enough for some drops and moderate downhill? Anyone ride one?
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    wolf ridge
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    I'm sure it would be fine for light duty stuff. It's designed to be an aggressive trailbike, which in my definition includes 3-4 ft drops and a flair for going down the hill.
    Bike good, work bad.

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    If your looking for freeride bike, why not just go with the Quake? It is a little heavier, but pedals real nice, and is made for the bigger stuff.

    Whats your weight?

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    275 clyde. tried the quake and loved it but found it too raked out and too much of a downhill bike. think im too big for it?
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    The syncros bar and stem combo that the wolf comes with stock make for a very twitchy feel and take the bike waaayyy out of its element when talking slope style type things and drops. shove a shorter stem and wider bars on it and it makes it a little more enjoyable bike but still feels like an all mountain specific bike for sho. Not much Descendin in her.
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    Way underbuilt for freeride, too light as well they just get knocked about in rock gardens, my friends swingarm actually bent and twisted.stay clear, they are (light) trail bike

    p.s. .. I have ridden one, not second hand info
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    Get a quake!
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    Those cables on the Socom look flexy

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    i love that quake but its heavey to pedal. any recommendations on a light, good pedaling trail, light fr bike for arounf 3 grand with 5.5+ suspension front and rear? must pedal good.
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    Ok, freeride and trail riding are very different, but... maybe a Santa Cruz nomad?
    http://www.santacruzmtb.com/nomad/
    I've seen guys go huge on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    Those cables on the Socom look flexy

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    This is the problem, there are so many different takes on what "freeride" is, it makes it hard to
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    reading between the lines, Id say Nut's suggestion is a good un
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    l was thinking the same thing but still undecided... l think.

    l am selling both the shop demo and the shop display Quakers and thinking about getting the 2008 7.2. Swapping this & that bla bla bla. Can't ping a Wolf Ridge now even if l wanted to. Marin's next batch doesn't come in for another few weeks.

    l think the only reason you'd want the Wolf Ridge over the Quake is because you're riding longer distances and you're never going HUGE with the rough landing jumps.... (just my two cents)

    l hardly ever have time to do long distance rides or even ride more than 2 hours at a pop so, me... l'm sticking with the Quake...... l think.




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    Get a Santa Cruz Bullit, burly and can take DC forks or a 130mm SC trail fork, super versatile frame, and Santa Cruz single pivots pedal the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC Gusto
    i love that quake but its heavey to pedal. any recommendations on a light, good pedaling trail, light fr bike for arounf 3 grand with 5.5+ suspension front and rear? must pedal good.
    The WolfRidge will fit the bill just fine. Its a great trail/light FR bike and pedals great. Many people have different ideas on what is freeriding so it may be better to describe your style as in" I like to climb or have to pedal a lot, stunts and drops no larger than 5' " just as an example. I have railed on one and wouldnt hesatate to race a rough 4x, smooth DH or just rail the hell out of it. Just another e-bikers 2 cents.
    Enjoy every ride!

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    Specialized SX Trail~

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    For the best ride? Your mom.
    Get a nomad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    Those cables on the Socom look flexy

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