Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/7/2017 4:54 PM

Cool. I'd start with a 150mm Pike. The 160mm airshaft is not a big change if needed. I don't ride Prevost, but Forbidden is one of my favourite places to ride. I'm currently on a 160/155mm Pivot Mach 6 and I'll keep that bike as my winter ride.

Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/7/2017 1:03 PM

I'd say you're on the right track if you're after a super capable daily driver. It would excel in places like Prevost and Forbidden, but will still be fun on easier trails. If you're familiar with Squamish: I pedal up to Cakewalk, Angry Midget, etc. comfortably. 160mm didn't feel like 'too much' to me - you might prefer it if you end up at Mt. Washington. If I lived on the Island I'd still run 160mm/150mm without travel adjust.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/7/2017 6:27 AM

The 150mm Drop Line is 50mm longer overall than the 125mm version on this particular test bike. I was able to drop the post 50mm and then some as I had that question myself.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/7/2017 6:13 AM

That's pretty much it - I find that most frame designs are pretty solid these days, but each one has a unique feel, area where it shines, riding style that it favors, etc. The Slash allowed me to drop my heels and go fast, the Yeti offered a little more rider feedback. Both great, just different.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/6/2017 6:28 PM

I have ridden the SB5.5 only once, so can't say definitively. My initial sense is that the Trek mutes the trail a little bit more than the Yeti - not a better or worse feeling ride, just different. Both are extremely capable and I would have a tough time deciding between the two.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/6/2017 6:22 PM

I didn't get out a tape measure to get exact numbers, but I had more than enough room to drop the post an additional 2" and then some for bike park duties.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/6/2017 5:59 PM

Thanks for making me want this bike even more

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We've heard great things, but unfortunately haven't been up there ourselves since it opened. Didn't want to comment without having experienced it first hand. Hopefully soon.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Maxxis Minion DHRII Wide Trail 5/16/2016 9:23 AM

That's about right assuming that the casings are the same. I have always preferred the added sidewall stiffness of a DH casing, in addition to the footprint. I think the WT will just about replace the 2.3" in a fairly short time.

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Looks like the reach increased from 422 to 435 too.

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