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    BC edition

    Hello,

    I am looking to buy new bike and since bc edition 70 alloy is heavily discounted in my country and i am considering buying it. How does it feel as enduro weapon since i am looking for more enduro/freestyle oriented bike and also upgrading to 170/180mm from 160mm fork ?

    Thank you

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    The BC edition is a great bike. More like a long legged all mountain/trail bike than an out and out enduro/freeride race bike for the average rider. The team riders were running 170mm forks on them, and personally I would not exceed that - it would throw the rest of the geometry off.

    I'd look more at getting an angleset and keeping the stock 160mm fork if I wanted to slacken the bike out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-t-g View Post
    The BC edition is a great bike. More like a long legged all mountain/trail bike than an out and out enduro/freeride race bike for the average rider. The team riders were running 170mm forks on them, and personally I would not exceed that - it would throw the rest of the geometry off.

    I'd look more at getting an angleset and keeping the stock 160mm fork if I wanted to slacken the bike out.
    Wouldn't using a 170mm travel fork also void the warranty? 160mm sounds good to stick with.

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    dont' think a 180 mm fork will work on a BC Edition Element or Instinct
    what bike are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccm View Post
    dont' think a 180 mm fork will work on a BC Edition Element or Instinct
    what bike are you talking about?
    The user manual also says to not exceed a 160mm fork travel. So there's also that.

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    Yeah, 160 is the maximum for the frame. I have one, and it definitely feels like a tall trail bike with a lot of travel. It's great for backcountry riding, but if you have your eyes set on 170mm of travel... why not a Slayer??.
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