Demos! 7.1 or 8.1

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Demos! 7.1 or 8.1
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Posted: Jun 2, 2010 at 19:44 Quote
Hey, I have asked many questions about how i can make my bike better. I've realized i might as well get a new bike instead of spending tons of money on new parts. So there is a 2009 7.1 at a lbs for 3100$ and a 8.1 for 3900$. I am only going to buy the bike next year but i couldn't help making this thread. (damn boredum) What do you guys suggest. It's gonna be my main bike. Keep in mind i don't downhill as much as riding "urban freeride" but i dont want to have to upgrade for a LONG TIME.
Anyways talk it out Big Grin

Posted: Jun 3, 2010 at 17:39 Quote
depends.....are you really going to need the extra inch of travel? if you mostly do "urban freeriding" then i would say no. i personally like the 8 inches because i do lots of downhill but really the only drawback for a dual rather then a single is the weight and no bar spins.....

Posted: Jun 3, 2010 at 18:05 Quote
Demo 8 is best suited as a DH race bike
Demo 7 is best suited as a freeride bike.

8.1 to 7.1 the part spec is more than comparable. I'd say if you're doing more urban freeride and casual DH the 7 is the way to go

Posted: Jun 3, 2010 at 18:45 Quote
thanks guys 2-0 for the 7.1
i love the 8.1 which is really the only reason i want it but as you've said so far the 7.1 is more practical.

Posted: Jun 3, 2010 at 18:52 Quote
get the 7.1 and if you find that it does not have enough travel then take out the travel spacer, puts it up to 7.8" rear travel

Posted: Jun 3, 2010 at 18:55 Quote
Get which one you like best. At the end of the day nobody on pinkbike will be riding either one. If you like the demo 8 than get the demo 8 if you like the 7 then get it period.

Posted: Jun 4, 2010 at 5:10 Quote
knightridersix04 wrote:
get the 7.1 and if you find that it does not have enough travel then take out the travel spacer, puts it up to 7.8" rear travel

+1

Posted: Jun 4, 2010 at 14:10 Quote
mmakuch has a good point but yeah the 7.1 is nearly the same if u remove the spacer.

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