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    Wreckonging in X Low mode

    Hi,

    I'm off on a uplift day soon and wondering if it's worth going in X low setting.

    The trails I will be riding will be blue and red grades so nothing too full on.

    What do you think?

    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilingle View Post
    Hi,

    I'm off on a uplift day soon and wondering if it's worth going in X low setting.

    The trails I will be riding will be blue and red grades so nothing too full on.

    What do you think?

    Neil
    Bring a tool and do a few runs in each. Let us know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilingle View Post
    Hi,

    I'm off on a uplift day soon and wondering if it's worth going in X low setting.

    The trails I will be riding will be blue and red grades so nothing too full on.

    What do you think?

    Neil
    I've run my Wreckoning in X-low a couple times and don't really like how it feels. I think the only time I'll use it is for bike parks with real wide open high speed stuff where stability is good and slower speed handling unimportant

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    I ride an insurgent which is obviously different but I can chime in a bit.

    Other than the higher propensity to pedal strike, I enjoy x low a lot on dh and park. I personally like the stability and lower feel of the bike. It's definitely more confidence inspiring. I ran 165mm cranks so that has helped with pedal strikes. For a while , I kept it exclusively in x low, but I eventually went back to low for a majority of the trails I ride and swap over for park days.

    I would recommend trying it out for sure

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    Most generally prefer the "Low" setting for all-around riding on the Wreckoning. I will offer a dissenting opinion here. I did a number of rides on a Calling demo prior to acquiring my Wreck. The Calling is vastly superior in the "X-Low" setting. It's handling is off the charts. I wanted my Wreck to feel similar.

    Nevertheless, I did my first few rides on my Wreck in "Low" setting. It was good, but did not have that crazy locked "in the bike", jet-fighter handling I had become so fond of. However, after going to "X-Low" setting the Wreck is a demon. I do not find it to be an issue on any of my rolling local trails and will leave it in that position. I leave my Monarch wide open too, BTW up and and down. Yeah, you get some pedal strikes, but I'd gotten used to that with my time on the Calling. I may eventually switch to some 165's, but I've having too much fun to really give a rat's a$$ at this point.

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    add me to the people who prefer the x-low setting on my wreckoning. (my previous bike was a Transition Patrol... ...Wrecker in x-low has better pedal clearance than the Patrol).

    the Wreckoning really deserves its "W" when it is in the x-low setting.

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    I only ride in x-low. Only took a few days to learn to time pedaling to completely avoid strikes. Worth it.

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    170's or 165's for cranks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    170's or 165's for cranks?
    See my response above, but to reiterate it's not that big of a deal with 170's. If you already ride flats then you'll be used to being mindful of your pedal position. I may go with some 165's at some point, but right now, I'm having too much fun to give a damn.

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