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Check with your LBS if you have one around. I have one 10 min away from where i live and they let us try much anything and yes you'll notice a big big difference between your old bike and the new ones. Try them both with 27.5 tires and 29's. 27.5's should corner faster but 29's go pretty much everywhere.Took this week and was looking into more bikes. My head spins trying to sort through reviews. I def want either a longer travel trail bike or a short travel enduro. 150-160 should be more than enough especially with the technology in New bikes. It's so much different from when I used to race it's mind boggling. I'm still lugging around my 26" 200/180mm free ride bike from 2003 lol. Its getting hard to find parts to keep it updated so it's close to time to retire it to the wall.
I keep circling back to something like a specalized stumpy evo or polygon or one of those Marins, just wish I could test ride one before throwing some decent amount of money out ***** nilly.
The one local to me I've always used recently turned into a trek dealer. Still use them for random services as they kept the tech that always did me right, but as you can imagine they are a one trick pony for sales. I'm gonna check out another spot I never knew about today. The GEO on my 26er is very close until you compare reach/ETT/wheelbase where these new bikes are just super long. My angles are very close to the same as new stuff so I'm stoked to see how a 29'er feels. Never used to like climbing etc but now a days I'm enjoying the misery of jamming both up and down.Check with your LBS if you have one around. I have one 10 min away from where i live and they let us try much anything and yes you'll notice a big big difference between your old bike and the new ones. Try them both with 27.5 tires and 29's. 27.5's should corner faster but 29's go pretty much everywhere.
My pleasure man. The Clayton JT 2.5 Springs gave me 2" lift total with 500lbs in the truck bed. They'll add 2.5" on a stock 4x4 crew cab 1500.Great truck man! I am getting things together for my lift/leveling and curious how much total lift you got out of the 2.5" JT spings. Reading your posts it seems like 3.5''? Id like to sit about an inch lower in the rear than yours and thinking of going with Icon 1.5'' JT springs. Thanks for such thorough documentation of your truck, its been super helpful!with
Absolutely, but I must have missed that. Where can I find it?