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Old 07-29-09, 11:58 AM   #1
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Transition vs. Yeti vs. Corsair vs. Scott vs. Felt?

Choices abound. This year's prototypes will be next year's reality. The contenders:

Transition TR450

Yeti 303R

Corsair Crown

Scott Gambler DH

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Felt DH prototype - - is in the works, rumored to be similar in design to the Compulsion sporting an Equilink suspension with 8" of travel.
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The yeti and corsair look pretty badass.

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I know absolutely nothing about downhill bikes... or really any dual suspension.


What do you look at when looking at down hill bikes and stuff?
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A CX bike is all the bike you need. Don't be such a poghzegher.
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Yeah, i love riding tech singletrack on a cx bike
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Cross bike gearing rawks for DH. Suspension is overrated, rigid works just fine!
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You guys are a bunch of smarty butts. You have added nothing of value to this thread.
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You guys are a bunch of smarty butts. You have added nothing of value to this thread.
I offered advice. You just whined.
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+1 on the cross bike, especially if your MTBing is of the "adventure style" type.
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Thanks for the cross-bike advice guys. This would really put an "adventure style" in my downhilling. But can't I just put a set of 36mm clip-ons on the big bike and and have me a do-it-all CX/DH bike?

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Thanks for the cross-bike advice guys. This would really put an "adventure style" in my downhilling. But can't I just put a set of 36mm clip-ons on the big bike and and have me a do-it-all CX/DH bike?

Do you remember what happened the last time you posted this pic?
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I suddenly have the urge to make a follow call to a certain TV station in OR.
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all i imagine when i see that picture is some guy eating his own tire shortly after he begins riding.

without knowing much about DH stuff i like the.
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I suddenly have the urge to make a follow call to a certain TV station in OR.
Really, it's inflammatory posts like this that add nothing to the forum discussion and is just so much extra froth like extra foam on a latte.

If nobody's going to answer my original question, I'm going to get all butt-hurt and throw an e-tantrum.
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But can't I just put a set of 36mm clip-ons on the big bike and and have me a do-it-all CX/DH bike?

The very skill you used to put Gastro in the short bus and put you in the mess this pic did, can answer that question Pleeeeeeze post a pic!
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Thanks for the cross-bike advice guys. This would really put an "adventure style" in my downhilling. But can't I just put a set of 36mm clip-ons on the big bike and and have me a do-it-all CX/DH bike?

Geez, just what happened to your legs in that last crash?
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My vote goes to the corsair but only if you run two shocks. Because that would like be awesome to have a bike with two shocks.
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Two shocks is the poor-man's CCDB .

Although I know it can be run without it, I honestly think the Corsair design wouldn't be worth it without the second shock anyway.

At this point, top contenders in my mind are the Transition, Yeti and Corsair.
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Have you checked out Kona's "magic link"......that thing can turn a 4" XC rig into a 7" freeride bike.
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Cause it's magic...
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I try to ignore Kona (even though the shop I ride for is a dealer). Never been a fan of their walking beam faux-bar. That's just me.

I have fierce loyalties to both Transition and Yeti for obvious reasons; and Corsair is headed up by a former sponsor (Doug Stuart, past CEO of FSA).
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needs moar pivotz
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Honestly, that's a GD engineering marvel if it doesn't suffer from chain stretch or shrinkage during full travel. Nikola Tesla couldn't have designed better.
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