Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Bikes: Kona Stinky Nine
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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
Why would you want to drop weight off a DH bike? A lot of these bikes have rings of solid steel around the rims to ADD more weight...
Because I find 50 pounds is just to heavy for me.
Originally Posted by Landgolier
Sounds like you bought the wrong bike for your needs. You will be able to buy the right bike (at least a moderately-priced one) cheaper than you will be able to retrofit this one. What kind of riding do you mostly do?
Yeah that maybe true. Maybe I just need to get more used to it, I am coming off a less travel, smaller KHS witchdoctor, which I found to be great for trail riding but horrible for the drops and jumps I like to do.
I think one of the biggest things is I'm having a hard time with the front end. I'm not used to such a big bulky fork. I'm not exactly sure the weight of the Monster Triple though I am guessing around 3.5kg. I think I may lighten that up with a Boxxer World Cup. Will the Boxxer hold up fine to 8-10 foot drops? As that is about my limit at the moment hah.
Either way, I love the frame and want to keep it for a little while longer so I do plan on buying a lot of new components and then getting a new frame in the long run.