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The Slayer is an awesome choice for anyone looking for a long travel 29’er. Highly recommended. It would be on my two bike shortlist along with the new Enduro for pedalable almost-DH-29’ers. 180mm DC up front and go. And yes, I know about the Enduro frame failures too - doesn’t change my opinion at all.
Plenty of local folks have been beating the sh*t out of Slayers for months and I haven’t heard of any failures outside of Pinkbike’s. Doesn’t mean there haven’t been any but I’ve heard of enough other broken bikes locally over that time period that I don’t think there’s anything wrong with my ears.
I’ve seen plenty of bikes fail over the years - including my own - from plenty of brands. It sucks when someone gets hurt; it’s mountain biking. This isn’t 4000+ Norco DH & Freeride frames getting recalled for headtube failures, it’s one broken bike. The whole sh*t show around it is past getting ridiculous.
And yeah, I guess I’ll eat my helmet if that changes but from what I’ve seen the Slayer put through I’d be very surprised.
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