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Old 11-23-08, 06:50 PM
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Need Some Help!!

Im kinda new to the sport but I also race atv's and do alot of freestyle. I bought a k2 crush for a good deal brand new and I am looking to make it into a free ride bike. I live in florida temp. but I am from Vermont, in the summer they shut down the ski resort and let you ride there. I am looking to upgrade some stuff to make it better for freestyle and also some crazy downhill riding. Can anyone tell me some good mods, from handlebars to rims and tires, Thanks....
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Old 11-23-08, 07:23 PM
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The geometry between a cross country oriented full suspension is drastically different from that of freeride bikes. If you want to freeride, get a freeride bike.
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He said "freestyle"...that requires a 20. Remember flat land comps?
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If he needs 20s, he needs this:
http://p1.pinkbike.com/photo/2718/pbpic2718294.jpg
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is there a story behind that picture?
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Not my pic, I got bored a few days ago, so I was looking around at Pinkbike.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/giant-r...bike-2008.html
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I like it.
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I'd say pick up a 888, I9s,Minion 2.5,Saint cranks,Truvativ bars and stem.

Then get a frame to go with it.
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I like it.
You get a PM?
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Back at ya.
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Yeah that k2 bike i brought back today it was not what i was looking for so i went to the local bike shop and bought a bianchi ruck 2800. Bike rides so much better and is a little smaller so I can whip it around better. All i want to do is upgrade to disc brakes change the bars and get a better fork suspension. Any ideas?
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I wouldn't put a lot of money into upgrades, a set of Avid BB7s and RS Tora would be about the max on those items.
Check out www.jensonusa.com for some good deals.
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Tora's a dang good fork.
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yeah i wana get some fatty bars put better rims fatter tires on well see, thanks for all the input guys....
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