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      10-28-2017, 12:38 AM   #15
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Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: GTA

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Originally Posted by Mr Tonka View Post
Thanks. Thinking of passing it on to the wife and picking up the 5.5. I went with the 4.5 because i'm in FL and don't really need the travel. But as you've pointed out with the weight of your bike, there isn't much of a penalty for more travel these days. At least with bikes that pedal as well as these do.
Yea the 5.5 is sweet! Where we live we have some of the best Mtn biking, however no ski lift for summer use, so we pedal, a lot, to get the fun downhill stuff. We are best off with 5-6” of travel, here, and this bike fit the bill. I rarely have to lock it out in the rear when climbing on this bike, unless I’m doing the seven summits trail or something along those lines, with a 1+ hour climb. To get the weight down I used Light Bicycle 27.5 rims with DT Swiss spokes. Tubeless tire setup, Carbon RF cranks and handlebar, all that Jazz lol