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Old 09-03-06, 12:27 PM   #1
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my favorite mtb is

hi mtbers,

of the mtbs i've owned and tried, my favorite is my jamis dakar 2.0.

what your favorite mtb?
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Old 09-03-06, 12:43 PM   #2
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I think the question is a little too broad, my favorite mtb for xc would not be my favorite for DH/freeride and my favorite mtb for DH/freeride wouldn't be a good choice if i had to ride on the road for 20 miles to get to the trailhead. and my favorite on road/off road mtb wouldn't be my favorite commuter bike for riding dirt roads through orchards to leave unlocked outside a busy store. However I only have 1 bike, a trek 4500, its ok on road with slicks, its ok on trails with knobbies, its not a dh bike but it handles well when going down long steep technical trails. It's not my favorite though, i couldn't afford my favorite. well actually i could afford my favorite, i just didn't want to. for what it's worth, the car i drive isn't my favorite either
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My favorite fr bike is my transition dirtbag. My favorite xc bike is my kona roast and my favorite dj bike is my transition trail or park
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Old 09-03-06, 01:31 PM   #5
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I think the question is a little too broad, my favorite mtb for xc would not be my favorite for DH/freeride and my favorite mtb for DH/freeride wouldn't be a good choice if i had to ride on the road for 20 miles to get to the trailhead. and my favorite on road/off road mtb wouldn't be my favorite commuter bike for riding dirt roads through orchards to leave unlocked outside a busy store. However I only have 1 bike, a trek 4500, its ok on road with slicks, its ok on trails with knobbies, its not a dh bike but it handles well when going down long steep technical trails. It's not my favorite though, i couldn't afford my favorite. well actually i could afford my favorite, i just didn't want to. for what it's worth, the car i drive isn't my favorite either
Yes, that's why I think they should have a separate DH/Freeride or separate DH and Freeride threads on the main forum menu. Have been saying that for a long time. Nobody seems to want to listen.
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Old 09-03-06, 01:55 PM   #6
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Yes, that's why I think they should have a separate DH/Freeride or separate DH and Freeride threads on the main forum menu. Have been saying that for a long time. Nobody seems to want to listen.
well bmx usually happens on pavement, but they're not lumped together with road cycling. i think its because dh/freeride is closer to xc/trail riding than road cycling is to bmx. you could take a freeride bike on xc and it would be inefficient but you'd be ok, and you could take a small tough xc bike on a dh and do ok, just not nearly as good/safe as an actual dh bike, but if you tried road cycling on a bmx or bmx on a road bike it would just be ********. thats probably why they won't put it on the main menu, i'd think we could get a DH/freeride subforum though, like next to the mtb racing one at the top?
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" my favorite mtb is " - The one under my butt. I have owned and still do too many to have a favorite.

Today was the first day for another new one. I just finished building up a Rocky Slayer frame. Today's ride confirmed it is now my new favorite. Tomorrow I may ride my 86' Peugeot ATB and then it will be. I am just happy to be out riding.
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I just finished building up a Rocky Slayer frame. Today's ride confirmed it is now my new favorite.
just wait, it gets waaaaaay better. I've riden A TON of bikes, and nothing can compare to the efficent, yet super cushy Slayer. (<- that's a period by the way )
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MY favorte mtb is the one I'm riding at the moment.
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Old 09-03-06, 07:03 PM   #10
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Yes, that's why I think they should have a separate DH/Freeride or separate DH and Freeride threads on the main forum menu. Have been saying that for a long time. Nobody seems to want to listen.
Yes man! I was thinking about that today, they really should do that. If would help out alot of people!
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So far out of the mountain bikes I've owned my favorite has been my Ellsworth Truth. I'm hoping I like my Turner Nitrous just as much though. However I have a feeling I will continue to enjoy riding my Truth more but enjoy racing the Nitrous more.

Out of all bikes including those that I have not owned my favorite mountain bike is the Fat Chance "Yo Eddy".
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Yes man! I was thinking about that today, they really should do that. If would help out alot of people!
In response, as I wasn't listening to the first one, is quite simply. We don't see a need. Most of us that frequent here ride mountain bikes. Dh, trails, fr or otherwise we are exactly what the forefathers (haha sounds odd) thought of. I ride anything I can as long as I am on a trail. If you want a pure fr forum, go to pinkbike. If you want a dh race forum, go to ridemonkey. If you want north shore riding, go to nsmb.com. If you want street and dh, go to hcor. If you want mountain biking, period, come here. We have a couple who race, dh racers, some freeriders, some street and lots of people who love trails. Thats not changing.
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I don't know, haven't ridden to many.
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well bmx usually happens on pavement, but they're not lumped together with road cycling. i think its because dh/freeride is closer to xc/trail riding than road cycling is to bmx. you could take a freeride bike on xc and it would be inefficient but you'd be ok, and you could take a small tough xc bike on a dh and do ok, just not nearly as good/safe as an actual dh bike, but if you tried road cycling on a bmx or bmx on a road bike it would just be ********. thats probably why they won't put it on the main menu, i'd think we could get a DH/freeride subforum though, like next to the mtb racing one at the top?
Freestyle bmx is on pavement but the racing is on a dirt track usually and I used to love to ride mine on trails and over dirt jumps. I used to race mine in the 80's I had a cw and a mongoose pro
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We have a couple who race, dh racers, some freeriders, some street and lots of people who love trails. Thats not changing.
The amazing part is that no matter which style of riding each of us prefers for the most part we respect each other and manage to get along pretty well.
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Hence why we don't want to change it. I used to want the different subforums but have learned to enjoy that fact that we all ride, as long as its on trails, its mountain biking, good times...
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Hence why we don't want to change it. I used to want the different subforums but have learned to enjoy that fact that we all ride, as long as its on trails, its mountain biking, good times...
Thats why I enjoy all the pics posted on here.I love to see what and where everyone else rides. It makes for good discussions.It's good to hear a topic from a FR vs XC vs DH point of view.
.....as far as bikes I do like my Bullit a lot and I would love to try out a Transition Preston.
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I love the way my Enduro rides....but I do wish it was a SX Trail so I won't worry as much on damaging it, but then again I don't go that big
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My favorite mountain bike is my Niner SIR steel single-speed 29er. It's my only mountain bike, and if you wanted to trade me a Turner or Ellsworth or whatever I'd tell you no way in heck. It does everything I want it to, it looks good doing it, and it does it with very little maintenance. Maybe if I rode ski lifts to the top of the mountains I might want a big heavy DH rig, but I ride XC and this bike is unbeatable anywhere except on the flats, which I avoid, after all this is a MOUNTAIN bike were talking about.
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I love the way my Enduro rides....but I do wish it was a SX Trail so I won't worry as much on damaging it, but then again I don't go that big
The front shock mount is the only difference in the frames, don't sweat it, go huge.
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