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    Swap Frames??? as-x for 7point7.

    So here is the question, as implied in the subject, i'm curious if i should ditch my as-x frame for a 7point7 framekit?
    I found that i like to DH and FR mostly, I don't want a full on DH frame.. thats why i have an as-x not a 303 .. and i'm curious about the 7point7 rather than a sunday.
    My frame is an 05 w/ DHX 5. the 7point kit is brand spakin' new. it's pretty much a straight across trade.

    So i'd like to hear what you guys think about it..

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    Better pedaler? Lower standover.

    Why not, it wont be a step down - sideways or up depending on your perspective.

    I say do it!

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    If it's a straight trade, go for it. I've pedaled a 7. around a bit, and was impressed. Pedals well, no brake jack, plush. Tough as nails too. AS-X isn't a bad bike for sure, but I'd take the IH over it.

    What shock on the IH?

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    07 DHX 5, the frame is new from factory for this year.
    I think i made a decision. i don't think i'll swap. I think i'll stay on this bike.. then see what Yeti does next season.. especially after the rumors i'm hearing of a AS-X replacement TBA at the beginning of the season.

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    dont forget with the 7 point,youll need a 83mm BB and 150mm rear wheel...just a few extra costs to keep in mind
    so this is how you add a signature!!

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    I hate how 7points feel. They aren't playful and they're ugly with crappy paint and bad tolerances (at least the 5th equipped ones). I would ride the Yeti because it feels fun and is a better put-together bike.

    Yes, I've ridden both on trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd13
    dont forget with the 7 point,youll need a 83mm BB and 150mm rear wheel...just a few extra costs to keep in mind
    exactly, one of the reasons i've decided to stick w/ the yeti.

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