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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

    . . . and a possible:
    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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    Transition.........
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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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.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    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?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    How could I forget?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    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.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Have you checked out Kona's "magic link"......that thing can turn a 4" XC rig into a 7" freeride bike.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    . . . and a possible:
    Felt DH prototype - - is in the works, rumored to be similar in design to the Compulsion sporting an Equilink suspension with 8" of travel.


    needs moar pivotz

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    needs moar pivotz


    Meet the Felt Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post


    needs moar pivotz
    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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