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    new bigger bike?

    I am going to get a bigger bike frame (7-8" travel) and new fork to replace my coiler some time in the next 6 months. I was thinking ASX+Breakout, Dirtbag+66, or Bullit+66. Did I miss any fairly cheap frame that should be on there? I want to be ale to do some trail riding still, but it needs to handle some tough FR and a little DH. Also, if anyone knows of any great deals on any of above, tell me. Thanks.
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    Sorry I couldn't divulge my source for the ASX, but now that I got to ride it in Moab, I think it may be exactly what you are looking for. Even with the 7 inch Breakout + on the front, the thing is not raked out, and climbs like a mountain goat. Like I mentioned in my earlier post, the bike weighs somewhere around 38 lbs, and that is not being weight conscious at all.
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    yeah, the ASX would probably be my first choice. How plush is it? It seems like a really cool bike, because you see the flowriders and other guys busting out 15' drops and 35' airs on them with ease, but they can also climb well (or so I've heard) and be built up pretty light.

    What's your impression of the geometry? Does it feel tall, long, etc?
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    Both my bro and I are 6'2, and the Large feels perfect. He currentl is running a 70 mm stem on it, and I think that an 80mm might feel just a bit better. The bike is a great climber, and the DHX feels better than the 5th on both my bikes. The swing link on the rear shock helps stiffen up the rear end. Feels noticeably stiffer than the swing on a Bullit.
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    AS-X would be the best transition from the Coiler as well. Best all-around bike. I almost bought one and sometimes regret that I didn't...
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    In 6 month U can get this :


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    that's pretty hot....is that the '06 Stinky?
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    I saw a sketch of what was supposedly the '06 Stinky, and it looked a lot like that.....
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    The dirtbag can handle anything thrown at it. Mike Metzger goes huge on his (did that big drop at chutes and ladders) and he wieghts alot. Should hold up to just about anything!
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    yeah, I've seen pics of him. He throws down like a rock star.
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