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Offline 4x4TampaTaco

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Down Hill bike Q's
« on: November 23, 2009, 09:00:06 PM »
  Hey guys. Finally am figuring out all the generes of MTB'n. Man his DH's look fun. Kind of BMX, Dirt bike-ish. Does it make sense to buy that kind of a buy for FL? For the trails we run around here.  I imagine it's not very comfortable for long rides. The other thing... how heavy are they?

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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 09:08:20 PM »
I think Krunnch's is 43lbs
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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 09:09:21 PM »
Dam!!!!  Wrong direction. Looking for something LIGHT WEIGHT lol. Specialized's webiste is pretty easy to navigate. Looks like for my budget and needs a XC trail would work.

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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 10:43:22 PM »
DH bikes are waaaay to much for florida.  a 6 inch travel bike like a pitch or a remedy is something you could use to downhill on in the southeast (nearly anywhere, just a little slower), and still ride in florida.  I will say though that my pitch (32lbs)  does feel like a lot of bike compared to my fuel ex (27lbs).  I would not want to lug around anything in the dh range of 37+

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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 08:09:47 AM »
If you have good legs and lungs, you can ride anything pretty much anywhere (certainly anywhere in Florida).  My Santa Cruz Blur (a pretty typical XC bike) is the 'better' bike for Florida, but I have much more fun on my Intense Uzzi ( a light DH/Freeride bike).  I have recently gotten off my lazy butt and started losing weight and working out so being in better shape has made the Uzzi a much more viable option for riding and not bonking 2 miles in.
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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 08:17:44 AM »
Should never be your primary bike for Florida riding. Lots of fun if you travel to MTB often and once you have tried a big bike going DH, nothing can compare......Mine will be finished this week. Corsair Konig, Lyrik, single chainring, 32 pounds and each component carefully chosen.

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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009, 08:24:14 AM »
Big bike isn't my primary as I have the Frankenbike #2 thanks to several wonderful people. However, given the day and conditions, I have won a bet here and there for making climbs on my big bike that no XC bike made at the time. I will gladly take both anyday - once you ride a big 44-45lb monster all day long and switch to a 30lb XC bike - you are a rocket.
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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009, 08:26:55 AM »
I remember that uphill challenge. Thanks for the reminder  >:(
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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2009, 12:01:07 PM »
Big bike isn't my primary as I have the Frankenbike #2 thanks to several wonderful people. However, given the day and conditions, I have won a bet here and there for making climbs on my big bike that no XC bike made at the time. I will gladly take both anyday - once you ride a big 44-45lb monster all day long and switch to a 30lb XC bike - you are a rocket.

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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2009, 12:39:52 PM »
Somewhere in Santos. Though I have made the doom entrance once, the gatorback wood bridge once, never made the high ridge line on moonscape though. Haven't got around to trying with Frankenbike since I broke myself.
 
 
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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2009, 01:15:57 PM »
BillT can probably tell you exactly where it is at as he lost $7 there  :D

I'm thinking it was actually a downhill that BillT bet us we couldn't climb. We didn't even come close and yet Krunnch made it with ease. I'm thinking it was just off to the left of that long climb up to the three wood drops. So when you're climbing up to do the wood drops (old burned out car near by) you look left and you'll see it. Krunnch did get mad props that day. We found that went hitting it with speed it tossed us around but K's bike soaked it right up and powered on up.
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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2009, 01:28:54 PM »
What hill was that?

I think it was Rattlesnake if I remember correctly.
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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2009, 02:04:49 PM »
special K, how you feeling?  you ready to ride again soon?

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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2009, 02:44:10 PM »
Almost there - should be 100% by 12/7... Though I am ready to ride uber light stuff - still missing about 20%ish of my bone given my last x-ray (week or so ago).
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Re: Down Hill bike Q's
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2009, 03:45:08 PM »
I blame TTT for getting Krunnch a real cassette.  It was on the Vortex, we were riding it backwards.  Going forwards it the section after burned out jeep, you climb up, go into a pump track like section that has a cool downhill, jump out (similar to after the first hard option on Roller Coaster at Alafia) and after that is a steep downhill to flat to another downhill to sharp right and that is the spot (except we were riding it backwards so it was an uphill, short flat, and another uphill).
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