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12/26/2014 11:18 PM

ive been reading a lot of forums about freeriding being dead or at least dying and after looking at a lot of bike lineups for 2015 im starting to believe them sad im looking to purchase a freeride bike newer than 2010 (6-7 inches under 38lbs) and cant find any. if anyone could leave the names of a few it would be appreciated

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12/27/2014 8:14 AM

http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/category/Bikes,3/riding_type/freeride

Check out the Product section at the top of the page. You don't have to look past your own name. A Scott Voltage would be a sweet option.

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12/30/2014 5:25 PM

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12/31/2014 7:46 AM

Newer than 2010?

Norco Truax
Banshee Darkside
Transition TR250
Santa Cruz Driver 8 (on the heavy side)

Or a lot of new(ish) ENDURO bikes can be built up as freeride bikes depending on your weight.
For example, you take a Yeti SB66 and put a 36 up front, coil in the back, and dual ply tires on and you have something that can tackle most terrain. Of course ":Freeride" is open to interpretation so ENDURO bikes may not fit what you are looking for.

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