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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:06 am 
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BTW. Rody, You answered the question "which is the best modern?".
Better than Merlin, Moots, Intense, Litespeed, IF, Dekerf, Sycyp, Seven, Paduano,Scapin etc!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:57 pm 
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andrewl wrote:
Ditch those short travel hardtails and get onto a Turner 5 Spot (or Spot) as I've said many times before if I was only allowed to have one bike this would be it, as it just does everything so well from all day epics, really technical climbs and descents and even XC racing (I've even won racing on mine!!).

Once you've ridden a great dual suspension bike you won't go back (other than the retro stuff).


Have to argue with that - tried some very good full suspension bikes and have very happily gone back to a hardtail. Not only that but a SS rigid fork one - enjoying some of the best rides ever.

For many once you try a rigid SS you never go back to anything else. Sure FS has a bit more comfort but whichever they are they are all squishy, less direct and energy sapping to some degree.


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novekili wrote:
BTW. Rody, You answered the question "which is the best modern?".
Better than Merlin, Moots, Intense, Litespeed, IF, Dekerf, Sycyp, Seven, Paduano,Scapin etc!


I think it depends from what you expect from a good bike. For me it is; no hassle, craftmanship, soul, good geometry and it has to last LONG

...so among the bikes you're mentioning Rody's Groovy would do really well


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[quote="Elev12k"][quote="novekili"]BTW. Rody, You answered the question "which is the best modern?".
Better than Merlin, Moots, Intense, Litespeed, IF, Dekerf, Sycyp, Seven, Paduano,Scapin etc![/quote]

I think it depends from what you expect from a good bike. For me it is; no hassle, craftmanship, soul, good geometry and it has to last LONG

...so among the bikes you're mentioning Rody's Groovy would do really well[/quote]

In fact, but it scores sooo high in the soul and craftmanship department that for me it's ahead of the bunch


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