2016 Balance 6

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Frame: Canfield Brothers Balance. Misc.: Large
Rear Shock: Other PUSH. Misc.: Eleven 6
Fork: RockShox Lyric. Misc.: 170mm
Headset: Cane Creek Series 40
Handlebar: Chromag Fubars OSX 35
Stem: Chromag BZA
Grips: Sensus Disisdaboss. Misc.: Gum Rubber
Brakes: Shimano Saint
Brake Levers: Shimano Saint
Shifters: Shimano XTR. Misc.: mechanical
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT. Misc.: 11 speed
Cranks: Race Face Next R 170mm
Chainrings / Sprocket: Race Face . Misc.: 32t
Bottom Bracket: Race Face
Chain: Shimano XT 11 Speed
Cassette / Rear Cog: Shimano XT M8000 11-46
Pedals: Deity TMAC. Misc.: Platinum
Front Rim: Other We Are One Composites. Misc.: Stealth decals
Rear Rim: Other We Are One Composites. Misc.: Stealth decals
Hubs: Onyx Shiny. Misc.: Alllll of the engagement
Spokes: DT Swiss Double Butted Spokes
Front Tire: WTB Vigilante 2.5
Rear Tire: WTB Trail Boss 2.4. Misc.: Huck Norris
Saddle: SDG Mtn Fly
Seatpost: OneUp Components . Misc.: 170mm stealth
General Info
Model Year: 2016
Riding Type: Freeride
Weight: 35 lb 0 oz (15876 g)
Additional Info: 21st century freeride bike

Vital MTB member adrennan adrennan 4/8/2016 7:56 AM

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The uprising was a bit more spritely. But I prefer the geometry (and tire clearance) on the balance. It is absolutely built toward the downhill side of the spectrum. So ya. It kills it. Uphill is a struggle but it gets done, but I blame that on my conditioning.

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How does the Balance handle really rough stuff?
Would you say it's burly enough to use as a park bike?

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With the 11six it destroys the park. I am only going to trestle though so take that for what you want. I do ride all the rough stuff there (trestle dh, search and seizure, space ape, etc). I had some pretty bad issues with the cc dbair that came on it. I actually think it handles the rough stuff better than the 2010 demo 8 i came off of and leagues better than the evil uprising that was my trail bike before. There is extremely detailed conversations about it over on MTBR.

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