I think (I may be wrong) the idea on these FRO machines are to be "effectively lightweight" for its application (XC, DH). Meaning, these would only last for 1 or 2 season, that's why they are only issued to team riders.
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I've read somewhere in MTBR, if I do remember it right though, that FRO's frame would weigh a measly 4.7lbs. Just 90.72 grams (.2lb) shy from Kabush's Nitrous Turner. Then if it's really just for 1-2 race season(s)... Nitrous, a lot brainier... to pick..?
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