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Old 02-10-07, 08:20 PM   #1
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Wich Bike is best for me??

I cant decide on what bike is best for me. I am about 6 1" 165lbs, i need a bike that is good for downhill but also good for dirtjumping???

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Old 02-10-07, 08:23 PM   #2
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how much money?
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Cost up to $1500
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Downhill and dirtjump are 2 totaly different types of riding. But I would suggest a cheap fully then, most likley used. Becuase you can dirtjump with a fully, but on some of the DH courses, I don't think you can use a hardtail very well.
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You might consider a short travel 4X type rig. Something like the Kona Howler would work, but its not going to be perfect for either.
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It kind of depends on what you consider downhill. Do you consider downhill to be singletrack with rocks, roots and small drops? Or do you consider downhill as full out, big drops, nasty rock gardens with huge gaps thrown in?
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Single track with rocks, roots and small drops
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Single track with rocks, roots and small drops
Just get a 4x bike then. Or a Norco 4x4. Something with small travel.
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Would a P.3 or P.2 do the trick??
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Oh yea. Might be alittle rough on the DH tracks, but better for your skill.
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