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    downhill mountainbikes

    Does anyone have suggestions on which downhill specific bike would be good for a beginner?

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    You dont need a downhill specific bike if your a beginner.

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    Give us some more info skinhead- like background, what kind of riding have you done? Also, what kind of money did you want to spend? It is fun, but not cheap.

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    Santa Cruz V10
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    The big question is how much do you have to spend?

    Slainte

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    1 - terrain
    2 - current level
    3 - money
    4 - access to what kind of bikes (some lbs's don't carry everything)

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    For you? Try one with no brakes.
    Je vais à vélo, donc je suis!

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    I'm an XC rider... In my opinion, there are two types of DH rider. a) the incredibly coordinated/skillful. b) the terminally insane.

    That's not a bad thing by any means though. Hehe.

    How much money you got to spend? You looking at a hardtail or a full-susp?

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    I think we scared him away

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    Originally posted by Maelstrom
    I think we scared him away
    I think it was D*Alex's Avatar that did it
    You won't improve until you put yourself out - you won't gain until you wipe-out.

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