drossall wrote:I still think it's a good bike.
It could do with a rider upgrade though.
So do I ,it was(and still is) a trail breaker.The FSR sus system won many championships and probably will keep on doing so.
Manc33 wrote:Not as much hype as all this "1x11" everyone is "upgrading" to.
Removing your outer and inner chainring is an "upgrade" these days is it?
Give me a shout when you want to slap me around the face some more.
Isn't it amazing that one of the main things that set a MTB apart from other bikes going way back, was that it had a triple chainset - but now people reckon you don't need that gear range?
Did the world magically flatten itself out? (yes that was a deliberate reference to Flat Earth).
People copy each other like monkeys. One guy goes to 1x11 they all have to. One guy gets a 29er they all have to. Everyone is being marketed to and doesn't even realize it.
Soon those guys will be back on doubles I bet then in ten years some clever geek that doesn't even know what a triple is (too young) will say "Imagine how good this would be if we added a chainring and made it have three chainrings".
Egyptians were more advanced than we are today.
Lance Dopestrong wrote:Having said all that, I suspect its a matter of taste and application. A lighter rider than me who lives in the dry climes of, say, California, would likely not experience the issues I did and might then benefit from the other potential attributes the size may bring.