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    Fantom Boost Trail 27.5+ ??

    What do you guys think about this bike for a 68 year old novice who wants to do a little trail riding?

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    I have a Specialized Crosstrail that I enjoy riding on the paved trails where I live, but I have trouble when I go off-road and get bogged down in softer trails and slopes. I think this might be a decent bike for an old fart like me to explore mountain biking, with out breaking the bank.

    Thanks for any insight,
    Dan

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    The only real weakness I see on that bike is the fork. If you aren't riding it very hard, it'll probably be fine. If you find that you need a better ride up front, look at Suntour's upgrade program.

    https://www.srsuntour.com/pages/upgrade

    Any of those forks would be a substantial step up as they are all air forks, rather than coils. But if you aren't riding it hard enough to need anything better, just enjoy the bike!

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    Thanks for the info on the suntour fork upgrade program.

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    71 degree heat tube angle. No thanks. IMO, that defeats the 'get rowdy' attitude of the modern geometry plus bikes.
    Please donate to IMBA or your local IMBA chapter. It's trail karma.

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    I got this exact bike for the same reason and it has been great for me. I have only ridden bikes on paved surfaces before. I wanted to be able to ride on an abandoned dirt road in FL for exercise, but my old 26x2 would get stuck in the deep sand. I have this bike set up tubeless and with the tire pressure in the teens (psi). I can go wherever I want with it. I wish I could show you the difference in tire tracks, it's remarkable how much deeper my old bike goes into the sand and how much slipperier the old bike feels. The front suspension seems really nice to me, but I'm used to cheaper bikes. Going up and down curbs is relatively easy, compared to old bike, and that's about the roughest thing I do with it.

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