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 Post subject: Time for Change
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi all,

Just wanted to ask a question as I will soon be changing my 1998 K2 Proflex for a new XC full suspension bike test rides will be in order but my question is has anybody else had a proflex and if so what new bike did they find best suited them? any help would be appreciated


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:15 pm 
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some one once suggested to me that the natural evolution of the proflex/k2 bikes would be something along the lines of the Orange 5, which makes sense to me from a design point of view as the swing arm does suggest going in that direction.


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I've had a couple of proflex's in the past.
I don't currently own a modern full sus, but i really liked the ride of my mates Mondraker(not sure which model :roll: ). :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yea I have thought about the Orange 5 just seems expensive to me my budget is about 2500 for a whole bike I am liking the Giant anthem so will test ride that I like the cube but not the shock looks like a mud bath location to me and then I am confused with this 29er thing is it a fad I wonder


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:23 pm 
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fridgehq wrote:
and then I am confused with this 29er thing is it a fad I wonder


nope, 29er is the future, it makes sense having a large wheel.

(I'm trying hard not to jump onto this bandwagon as I have too much invested in 26 wheels, tyres and bikes but who knows ...... once we thought 18 gears was enough ....)


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