my xc trail bike.
mid stroke support is great if you ride on buff trails.
mid stoke support sucks balls for DH gnar.
this bike sucks balls for DH gnar.
does everything else great but i live on the fucking North Shore where mid stroke support is crap!!!!
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my xc trail bike. mid stroke support is great if you ride on buff trails. mid stoke support sucks balls for DH gnar. this bike sucks balls for DH gnar. does everything else great but i live on the f*cking North Shore where mid stroke support is crap!!!!

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  • + 1
 Oh and you live and ride north shore trails with a dropper post?
Funny i ride up seat post fully extended. I get to the trail they all do down hill. There are no climbs on any North Shore trail i do that is designated down hill.
So i slam that seat as low as it goes and shredd.
Never and i mean never do i think. I wish i could raise my seat.On a DH trail why?
Its the North Shore people ya know extreme DH no XC here.
So yes I must laugh quietly at all the plastic Uber bikes parked at Fromme boasting dropper post.
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  • + 2
 Copy that. My favourite trails here in Cairns are all off lake morris road where you pedal your ass up for 6 to 14km than floss your crack all the way back down. No dropper required here!
  • + 1
 @buspilot: floss your ass.
May I borrow that phrase as I find my self executing that procedure at least once on every ride Smile
  • + 2
 @Sshredder: definitely! I think I heard the term first in an old cranked vid. Also thx for video comment..i double uploaded so deleted that one. Roddo is 63 and as you can see in the video he smashes down trails! Am trying to encourage him to chill a bit more and savour the terrain but hes a racer boy thru and thru.
  • + 2
 @Sshredder: also your comments above on midstroke support sucking balls on dh and gnarr.. i have come to realize this too.. not sure why it took me so long! I naturally prefer more trail oriented bikes though as i like the 'feedback' from the trail.. i dont mind going a little slower to negotiate the terrain however i would imagine on the northshore with the hucks drops and gnarr you definitely want the mid stroke to work freely in order to keep motoring.
  • + 1
 @buspilot:
The bike works great 90% of the time.
If I'm going fast and hitting big holes. The suspension just collapses whereas a fork with the travel more active will react faster and with more control.
It's amazing to have a 180 mil travel bike that pedals like a short travel bike.
The suspension stays up high but at a compramise to high speed gnar.
My Frantik behaves very different more like a mini DH bike.
Nothing wrong with have two bikes with same travel but very different personalities.
  • + 1
 @Sshredder: true! Makes a lot of sense to have a 2 bike quiver with different characteristics despite similar numbers. Going back and forth between the 2 depending on trail and mood is a lot of fun.

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