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Sept. 18, 2020, 5:43 a.m. -  Sean Chee

100%. Im all about fun over speed. That is a sweet ride. If I didn't have to cover my fences every morning I would have seriously considered a hardtail.  A 130mm 29er is perfect for the public trails near me too. No lifts or shuttling in my part of the world save for one spot that I'm yet to visit. For the more technical lines that are evolving since I bought the backhoe (I really did buy it for farming and not trail building, I promise hahaha), I want all the travel to conceal my lack of skills and give added confidence. I would prefer a 650b bike but I'm also prepared to fall for 29" wheels.  At the end of the day I'm grateful guys like us are finally getting bikes with appropriate geometry. I never thought I would be able to consider throwing a dual crown onto a bike that I use to pedal seated. I used to (and still do occasionally) run the fences on my ktm 2 stroke or quad. But since a couple of mobs of kangaroos and wallabies moved into some of my pastures I made the conscious decision to ride it so I can really enjoy it and reduce the noise disturbance for the wildlife. It's been great so far. I hope the enthusiasm remains during summer when everything is hard outdoors. But my plan is to just keep building new trails to keep myself interested. Luckily I have plenty of space to do it.

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