Mountain Biking - FR / DH options???
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11-29-05, 09:51 PM
im looking into a new freeride/downhill bike for the 06 season. seems simple...BUT between ALL those componies and ALL that money...it makes it tough, so i need some help slimming it down a bit!...im looking for a FR bike with long travel, but doesn't weigh 60pds and is PERFECT for riding places like whistler, the shore, and DH courses....keep in mind im trying to stay UNDER $4000!!!!
11-29-05, 10:17 PM
Norco VPS A-line (http://www.norco.com/ts/pass/templates/bike_model.php?lang=en&loc=fs&sloc=dh&tabloc=1&id=aline&col=grey)
Norco Shore 2 (http://www.norco.com/ts/pass/templates/bike_model.php?lang=en&loc=fs&sloc=fr&tabloc=1&id=shoretwo&col=matteblack)
Kona Stinky Dee-lux (http://www.konaworld.com/shopping_cart/FrontEnd/Products/product_detail.aspx?productid=312&parentid=253)
Kona Stab Delux (http://www.konaworld.com/shopping_cart/FrontEnd/Products/product_detail.aspx?productid=310&parentid=253)
Specialized Bighit FSR III (http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?sid=06BigHit)
Specialized Demo 8 I (http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=12683)
I think I just gave out too many options, but there are more out there such as Rocky Mountain, Banshee..etc.
11-29-05, 10:24 PM
two words- Transition Dirtbag
11-29-05, 11:19 PM
the transition dirtbag is a great bike that can be built up not too expensively.
i think mine is great.
11-29-05, 11:34 PM
i love the dirtbag, once i get my hardtail set where i want it. I'm gonna get a Dirtbag
11-30-05, 09:03 PM
yeah...whats the price of those? would a 66 be enough for whistler? i ride it with a super t right now and i've riddin a DJ on it beofre.....i'd like the singlecrown for xups...but more travel than like 5".....still trying to keep it cheap...
11-30-05, 10:06 PM
I think they right about $3000 give or take. As for if the 66 would be good, you'll have to ask the resident Shore guy, Maelstrom, he'll let you know. Maybe he'll chime in here.
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