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Old 06-24-07, 07:02 PM   #1
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which one

so if you had to get one of these, they are the same price, and are both freeride/downhill bikes, which would you get and why? linky numero uno and linky numero dos
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Personally I would go with the Coiler. Manly for the extra travel at you get.
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coiler, for the extra travel.
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You have two different types of bikes there. One is a DH bike, and the other is a XC bike.
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You have two different types of bikes there. One is a DH bike, and the other is a XC bike.
No, one is a long-legged trail/light freeride bike and the other is a purpose-built four-cross bike. Go with the Coiler. It's built for what you are looking for a bike to do. The geometry on a four-cross bike is very specific to its use.
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number two. I would like to have lockout though.
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No, one is a long-legged trail/light freeride bike and the other is a purpose-built four-cross bike. Go with the Coiler. It's built for what you are looking for a bike to do. The geometry on a four-cross bike is very specific to its use.
obviously wantogetgood didn;t read the pages
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I would get the Howler. It would make a mean slope style bike.
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i got a P.2 i wasn't really considering either of these bikes they were about 600 bucks out of my price range just wanted to see what people thought about them.
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It's built for what you are looking for a bike to do. The geometry on a four-cross bike is very specific to its use.
But fortunately, it's not limited to ONE use. I know you have seen highrevs' pics of our buddy on his red/white Howler, riding XC, DH, FR, DJ, and even some FJ. It's a great all-purpose bike if you can live with a single chainring.
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i ride a single chainring on my current bike and i will ride both s single ring with 8 speed, and single speed on mky new p.2
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