off the chain.
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes: Custom built STP 3, geared towards dirtjumping. And an aging Stinky deluxe with the works
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A few months ago when I asked about my bike (etsx-70) taking on downhill, all of you said "Dont do it". I didnt listen, because Im a fool, and because I choose not to beleive it. Today when I was at my lbs to pick up my bike for a wierd shifter problem, The guy who sold me the bike came up to me and said that we needed to talk. He personally had worked on my bike, and he said that the problem with it was that the back of the frame was bent. They did manage to get it back in place after 2 hours, and they did not charge me. They viewed it as their responsibility, as they steered me away from a RM switch and a slayer, just so that they could sell the etsx. I should have seen that one. anyway the claim that the rear airshock is damaged and that all of this came about because of jumping and freeriding on a bike that can't handle it. The bike is 2 months old and in perfect condition other than the bend which was fixed, and some minor shock damage. I paid $3,300 for it new, and the shop will swap with me for a RM flow or low end switch. The guy I spoke with really strongly reccomended that I get a freeride bike. Anyway, what I am asking after all of this is should I take the Flow, or go to a different shop and try to get the bike I really want, A Kona Stinky?
Last edited by six6one; 09-28-04 at 05:29 PM.