does any one own a froggy?

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  • does any one own a froggy?
  • Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    I have one but also have a Zesty so not tried the Froggy on a long ride. Personally I wouldn’t want it as my only bike, you don’t need 180mm travel for most stuff you’d do on an all day ride so you’re carrying around a lot of dead weight + it’s noticeably more relaxed geometry (than the Zesty anyway) and I’m not sure I’d want to pedal it for hours. I’d say Zesty vs 5 or Spicy vs Apline 160 if you want more than 140mm would be better for comparison (rather than 5 vs Spicy you mention).

    thedyslexic1
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    just wounded what they are like as a all day bike as i am looking for a new bike an while lookin at 5’s and spicy’s one of these came up and are they worth the price as i am lookin at the 518 or 718

    dhrider
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    I’ve got a froggy. It is a free ride style bike so is designed to take a lot more abuse than an all mountain bike but of course this makes the bike a lot heavier.

    If you want an all day bike get a spicy, same design of frame but slightly less travel and lighter.

    rewski
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    Deffo get a spicy, or a zesty if you want an all dayer, zesty 514 is amazing xc down and uphill

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I’ve got one, which I use for “social DH” and freemincing.

    Even with a more sensible fork than the Totem on it, it’d still be far too heavy a lump for an all-day bike.

    Get the Spicy or 5!

    thedyslexic1
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    i have always had 5’s and i just ant a change and the the lappy’s have got my eye but what do all the different numbers mean or is it just the specs of them?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    First number is position in the range, second two are first two digits of travel.

    eg. Zesty 214 = base level bike, 140mm travel
    Froggy 718 = top of the shop, 180mm travel

    thedyslexic1
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    that makes sense and how long have you had the froggy?

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    Mine’s an 09 318 but with some upgrades (Totems being the main one). Not really ridden it a whole lot though as keep injuring myself on the Zesty let alone what I’d end up doing on the Froggy :p

    coatesy
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    Not owned or ridden one, but just moving the box from the store-room to the shop tells me it’s a bit heavy for an all day-er.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Had my Froggy since about Feb.

    I also have a Zesty which I use for normal riding though.

    If I could only have one bike I think I’d be looking at the Spicy, it’s much closer to the Zesty than Froggy in weight.

    taka
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    thedyslexic1 – Member
    i have always had 5’s and i just ant a change and the the lappy’s have got my eye but what do all the different numbers mean or is it just the specs of them?

    you mean youve
    has 2 five frames never a full working bike… 🙄

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