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Jackal vs. Morphine

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by danielsaco6, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. danielsaco6

    danielsaco6 Chimp

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    So I want a bike that is more based on freeride, but does it "all".
    E.g.- I need it to do some DH, Street, Dirt Jumps and Freeride.

    What bike would you guys recommend for this a Morphine or a Jackal. and what setup.

    Thanks
     
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  2. mattmatt86

    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    well considering a Jackal is pretty much just a DJ frame and is made for a 100mm fork, go with the Morphine.

    or try to find an Imperial frame, I loved mine wish I didn't sell it.
     
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  3. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Of the two, Morphine. That said, I'd look at somthing like a Transition Vagrant, Norco Shore Series, etc. for more of a do it all sort of bike.
     
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  4. ATOMICFIREBALL

    ATOMICFIREBALL DISARMED IN A BATTLE OF WITS

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    Morphine.
    Or a Banshee Scratch, 4130 chromoly.Mine will be done in a few days.
     
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  5. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    morphine of your 2 choices but personally i would take a good hard look at the vagrent. that is my personal fav. for what you are looking out hands down. btw i use to own a morphine, a good bike for sure that will never let you down (i.e. break) but it is not really the good of a dj bike.
     
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  6. IHardtail

    IHardtail Chimp

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    I personally like the Jackal and am actually building it up to suit my needs (similar to what you want).
    Check it out on the official Jackal Thread.
     
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  7. jscottroman

    jscottroman Chimp

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    I'd go for the Banshee, sweet ride. I had one w/ 66s. I ran it ss for a while then got back into trail riding and threw some gears on it.

    Def took what I gave it an wanted more. I ran it down some DH runs @ Mammoth and acctu had more fun on it than my AS-X
     
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  8. gunslingger

    gunslingger Monkey

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    greatest hardtail FR frame ever. I have had one for a few years and it does not get any better. I came from fully's but got sick of fixing things. This bike is spot on, I just went back to a fully so if you are interested in buying a real nicely set up used one let me know.
     
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  9. 1453

    1453 Monkey

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    Vancouver eh?

    ever see a half bald guy named Dax rolling around on an black old school Intense M1? He lives outside of town a ways but he probably rolls around town to pick up chicks.
     
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  10. gunslingger

    gunslingger Monkey

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    Cant say I have seen him......does he want to buy a morphine?