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    a quick question on bikes

    Im not looking to do classic riding (plain trail riding) im planning on flyin through the woods on hilly terrain goin off jumps doin tailwhips, light tricks, and riding those wooden single tracks with some drops. So i dont want a general bike, i want a bike i can do alil extreme riding in. My friends do more cross country style, riding really fast over bumpy/hilly terrain so i want the bike to be able to hand some long rides with them if im not out on my own or be able to handle goin downhill when i visit mt hood

    people say get a STRONG HT, but im only 155lbs so i should be able to get away with a little lighter bike than say a 6-7lbs frame... i should be able to get a lighter one shouldnt i?

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    tail whips and light tricks huh...

    Well a bunch of people are going to tell you to do this but i'll try and say it nicer then most

    use the search furom and look for threads like this there are a bunch


    But i would reccomend a specialized sx trail

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    There are sooo many possibilities.........answering 2 questions will help people give you advice on this


    1. what do you ride now?

    2. what dont you like about what you ride now ?
    DON'T TELL ME I'M STILL ON THAT FECKIN' ISLAND! ....

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    trust me ive been using search option.. ALOT of the thread are to the person who started it needs, to their height and all... that why ive decided to make my own. This is a forum so i figured after doing seraching id make my own thread to try and find help to my body size and needs.

    i rode a rockhopper and never did tricks or big jumps on it. Just rode very very fast on narrow single tracks in the woods. Its broken in the frame so i need a new bike and want one i can do for the riding i described above

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    remember the movie "I am sam"? you remind me of sam
    tailwhips, light tricks, and riding those wooden single tracks with some drops.....sweeeet

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    Just remember, there's no magic bike that's gonna automatically make you able to do all those things. It's takes a lot of practice.

    Buy a hardtail. It will make you a better rider in the long run as there is a lot less room for error. I don't know how much you wanna spend, but maybe check out the Kona Five-0.

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    6-7 pounds is already pretty light for a full squish frame...

    Tailwhips don't just come magically to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    6-7 pounds is already pretty light for a full squish frame...

    Tailwhips don't just come magically to you.
    He's talking about a hardtail, re-read the original post.

    I'd say a Kona 5-0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dowst
    He's talking about a hardtail, re-read the original post.

    I'd say a Kona 5-0.
    My bad, just saw that somebody recommended an SXT.

    6lbs for a freeride hardtail frame is still not bad.

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    Those skinny wooden tracks are referred to as 'North Shore' features.
    If you're new to all this, try the Transition Vagrant, it's a sick bike that can do it all but is skewed toward freeriding (perfect for north shore), and can dirt jump as well.
    Additionally, the Evil Imperial, Yeti DJ, Nicolai BMXTB, etc...
    There's tons of HT freeride bike out there.
    Also, tail whips will probably take at least a couple tries.
    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    Those cables on the Socom look flexy

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    I recentky bought a Kona 5-0 and im not disappointed one bit.


    Buy a hardtail before you get a squishie, you will be a smooth rider, who can actually ride DH/FR not a hack who plows

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