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All Mountain & Cross-Country
Posted: Jan 29, 2012 at 2:30
I'm wanting to purchase an all mountain MTB... Just wanting to know if people could teach me specific details about bike geometry? For example... comparison of head angles between x-country/ all mountain/ free ride/ downhill frames?
Other vital geometry and how that will effect the ride? Please be specific...
Also, I'm after an all mountain bike... I do a lot of cross country, love the uphills, but would also like something that is an all rounder... Any recommendations?
A friend recommended a Santa Cruz Nomad/ Blur... what are the differences?
Posted: Jan 29, 2012 at 3:35
Xc bikes tend to have steep head angle for quicker steering but they use a longer stem to slow it down a tad.
Am bikes are in between fr and xc bikes i,e they are slacker for slower steering and better bump eating.
Fr bikes are slacker still but steeper then dh as they tend to slower speed stuff.
Dh bikes are the slackest of all and are designed for speed.
Santa cruz are nice bikes but have you also looked at the devinci line of bikes.
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 at 11:18
Devinci do make great bikes. Their Dixon is their all mountain rig. I just bought a Norco Range 2 which i am really liking so far. I was looking for something to handle light freeriding/enduro that would also climb well and handle xc well...a good all arounder like you are looking for.
if you don't have access to norco then use the geometry on their "range" line as a guide for other bikes that interest you.
Posted: May 15, 2012 at 14:03
Hi, I want to know what is the correct travel for a freeride suspension... what about DH?
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