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    Good job! Hal5 Hal6 and Hal Boost owners Can you comment on pedal bob and general climbing?

    I am considering one of these bikes (mostly the hal boost) Can you guys comment on how they climb? I have read through the other threads but I would just like a bit more feedback specific to climbing.

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    Stock the hal6 climbs pretty good. A few upgrades and it's incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmccann137 View Post
    Stock the hal6 climbs pretty good. A few upgrades and it's incredible.
    What upgrades are those?

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

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    I got the HAL6. It climbs good as long as you're sitting, but if you stand, you'll bob. When I'm on smooth long climbs, I lock out the front and it minimizes pedal force loss. Locking both out and it's like riding a hardtail. I would imagine any FS bike will bob if you stand up to climb. Remember, the HAL6 has a lot of vertical travel so it will soak up a lot of big bumps like a downhiller, but it's really an enduro bike. I'm in dallas/ft.worth and I like this bike in our area trails.

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    Regular Hal6 here. Not much pedal bob (if any at all) on the flats and seated. Even on mild climbs there isn't much to complain about. The only problems I have is when it gets super steep and loose, then the front end lifts up too much and wanders. If you stand up to pedal, you get a lot of bob. If you have enough strength to get up spinning in a lower gear, I'm sure it would be much better.

    But this is a six inch travel bike we're talking about. LOL.
    Bikes, lots'o bikes

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    I have the team 11. A lot of the bob can be dailed out with the shock settings. Setting them up with a little less sag also helps. I am at about 20% to 25% sag and flipping the lever on the monarch to the middle setting has the bike at little to no noticeable pedal bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onesojourner View Post
    What upgrades are those?

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    I did quite a few upgrades but related to climbing probably better tires and upgraded rear hub (better engagement). The suspension if set up properly doesn't bob much at all. Of course standing up on the front end will make it bob but that's normal.

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