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What happened to the pedalable 7" bikes?

April 26, 2012, 6:04 a.m.
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Uzzi x2…

April 26, 2012, 6:39 a.m.
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There was some pretty good deals on Uzzi frames in the last little while too. Jenson has some smalls still left, but larges will be tough to come by.

If I was in the market for a 7" travel bike, the Uzzi would be on the short list.

April 26, 2012, 8:25 a.m.
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uzzi x5, or whatever the total's at.
Have one. Love it.

April 26, 2012, 8:28 a.m.
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the newly redesigned STD is every bit the bike your looking for..

not sure why you say Cove moved away from it, when they clearly havent..

go throw a leg over one.

April 26, 2012, 8:52 a.m.
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+1 for the Uzzi. The new 2012 ones have dropped the travel to 6 - 6.5" but the old ones ([HTML_REMOVED]2009) were 7 - 7.5". I used mine for everything from park days with a set of 888's to my local Squamish trails with a 36 Van. weight with the Van was ~32lbs. I've just got a lighter frame to day to day riding now as the Uzzi was a little too much bike for Squamish, but the Uzzi will be my full time park/shore bike.

April 26, 2012, 9:01 a.m.
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All those bikes are going to pedal like shit compared to something with less travel/lighter weight.

And they won't be any faster downhill so why bother?

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April 26, 2012, 10:02 a.m.
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Transition Blindside falls into this category.

April 26, 2012, 10:07 a.m.
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Delirium x2.

That being said I'm finding I can do a lot of what I used to do on my Delirium on my small bike now. My 6" bike is just as slack, lighter and climbs better. It also uses the same fork (180mm Talas). However it does give up a bit of descending chops for that versatility but that's a trade-off I'm willing to make for now since I also have a proper 8" bike. If I had to have one single bike it would be a Delirium (or something like it) with a light build.

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April 26, 2012, 10:07 a.m.
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I think the thing is that dh bikes have gotten lighter and more capable, and AM bikes have gotten really really good…and what you're looking for just isn't that popular anymore for a lot of riders.

April 26, 2012, 11:08 a.m.
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serious question here as you're more in the know than i am, where is the line or crossover point these days in terms of rugged xc bikes vs light am bikes or are they essentially the same thing?

You are referring to the Trail category now. Less travel and slightly steeper angles than the standard 160mm AM rigs (goes and bangs head against wall)

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Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

April 26, 2012, 11:11 a.m.
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You are referring to the Trail category now. Less travel and slightly steeper angles than the standard 160mm AM rigs (goes and bangs head against wall)

Norco Sight
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Specialized stumpy FSR EVO
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If you speak Specialized it's Stump (trail) [HTML_REMOVED] Enduro (AM) [HTML_REMOVED] SXT (FR)

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April 26, 2012, 11:28 a.m.
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Transition Blindside falls into this category.

case rested..

Is there a Vancouver in Taiwan?! I had no idea!!

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April 26, 2012, 11:31 a.m.
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You are referring to the Trail category now. Less travel and slightly steeper angles than the standard 160mm AM rigs (goes and bangs head against wall)

Norco Sight
Turner 5.Spot
Specialized stumpy FSR EVO
SC Blur TR

so the line in the middle is now blurry. i see full on xc type machines, full on dh rigs and then a slew of bikes somewhere in between.

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April 26, 2012, 12:02 p.m.
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Don't forget we're in our own world here in BC. Travel anywhere else and their idea of a dh / xc bike changes considerably.

Last year in Bend we hit up the double black diamond trails and really didn't need more than 4 inches of travel.

I've often seen this with people who come for BC Bike Race with an 80mm xc racerc which is more than enough travel at home for the most tech trails, but here on the island would leave you broken…

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April 26, 2012, 12:26 p.m.
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Niche bikes belong in niches.

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