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    New big bike

    I am looking at getting a new bike next year or after this season right now i am ridding a XL norco sasquatch. with my new bike i would like to be able to climb up hills but also to do big drops and big jumps. The bikes i have been looking at are the norco six(comes in xl too), norco shore(will it be too small) giant dh comp or faith series, kona coiler dee-lux,primo, specialized sx trail. will these bike be able to take big drops ect. if you have any other bikes please list them.

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    from my experience, the giant DH isn't a great climber (at all). Out of the ones you listed I would choose the SX Trail. You may also want to look into the Ellsworth Joker, they have a bad rep on this forum but I have one and I love it to death.

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    that elsworth looks a little wierd

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    The Cannondale Gemini is one of the best climbing freeride bikes when properly suspended. Other than that, the SX Trail will serve you well. Look at the 7 Point line from Iron Horse too. Supergo has some good deals on those. The Iron Horse and Cannondales will downhill faster than the Specialized, but the SX Trail is a really good all-around freerider.
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    I'd say the SX or even my beloved heckler. that thing does everything extremely well. (and looks good at the same time)

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    I would go with the Norco Sasquatch. I would then ride it for a year or so and really get used to riding a HT, then if you decide that you want a DS buy the DS frame and put the Norco Sasquatch parts on it. Pluse it is a HT and as anyone here knows FR HT will out climb a DS bike most of the time.
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    will the Sx trail be able to handle alot

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    Why no Vp-Free?

    Sounds perfect to me...

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    Faith

    I have a Faith 1 and i like it a lot. It isn't the best climber around but if u stay seated it isn't half bad if ur in good shape. On the way down it will own the mountain though.

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    opps.. I thought you were considering the Norco Sasquatch... I would go with a VP Free or a VPX.
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    thanks

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