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  • the1jesster
    *****

    yes

    Pros
    Quality build
    Light for enduro bike
    Likes to party

    Cons
    Jack of all trades master of none. Your not going to win XC with this bike and a full blown DH course could do more damage then you would like.

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  • danlafran
    ****

    The Slayer 50 as a bike build is acceptable to get wheels underneath you and have a good time in the woods. If your looking to put in some miles and push through some tough terrain, then I would recommend investing in a fork at a minimum. This bike is SUPER fun, just be ready for some small upgrading along the way. Im 6'1" and I have the 19" frame and it fits perfectly. Its well balanced, manuals all day long and stays comfortable 1hr, 3hrs, and 7hrs into a ride.

    Pros
    After flipping the fork, adding a dropper post and getting real tires for New England this bike ROCKS. It climbs like a mountain goat, descends like a full DH bike and is SOLID in the air. Ive done every type of ride on this bike including long distance 40 mile rides, 3000ft elevation gain rides, DH rides, pumptrack/DJ sessions, and enduro circuits with the SAME set-up. This bike is truly a DO-ALL bike!

    Cons
    I immediately added a KS dropper post, Avid Code brakes, and Intense Edge tires. I blew the Taiwanese rear hub but RM was super cooperative and hooked me up with a Sram hub replacement. I also blew the bearings after the second season but RM sells bearing kits on their online store (took under a half hour to replace)....Im also due for a hardware kit soon. RM says they fixed the hardware design to prevent pre-mature wear on their 2012 models.

    oh yeah. DROP that RockShox domain fork and replace it with something real (Fox36 is what I put on it). The domain is non-responsive and slops through its travel. Burms and drops are impossible to navigate and hold speed.

    I also added an air volume spacer in the shock eliminate flipping to pro-pedal and preventing bottom outs.

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  • ****

    This is a trail worthy bike that eats up the downhill. Fun to ride.

    Pros
    Solid bike on the downhill. Has a great seat tube design/angle that is helpful w climbing.

    Cons
    Weight and price

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  • Syd Patricio
    ****

    Nice bike and for the amount of travel and how tough it is this bike still is decent when climbing.

    Pros
    Solid buid frame and an RP23 too boot. Overall fairly good parts. The bike handles pretty good on the trails

    Cons
    Not a fan of the Marzocchi fork.

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  • Luli79
    *****

    This is a great platform to build up. It is a great performer on the trails as well as any park out there!

    Pros
    The suspension is phenominal, next to no pedal-bob for a super plush ride. The fork is great for a basic fork, Comes with a fairly good parts spec.

    Cons
    Wish it came with a bigger fork and better rear shock.

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  • Syd Patricio
    *****

    Awsome bike when setup it can take some real tuff trails and has good clearance for mud. Handles great just drop the seatpost and have fun.

    Pros
    Great build and good quality frame and good suspension set up

    Cons
    Tires and seat but that is a personal thing

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  • trev4short
    *****

    An awesome bike for those looking at doing xc to moderate freeride. For those wanting a one bike quiver: Thrill Kill Me-Comfortably Numb one day, A-line the next. It handles both beautifully.

    Pros
    Frame quality, riding position, highly adjustable front fork.

    Cons
    The wheel sets the bike comes with are a little too light weight. Upgrade to Sun-Rhynos and you'll be set.

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