How well do DH bikes jump?

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How well do DH bikes jump?
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Posted: Nov 21, 2019 at 7:15 Quote
the bottoming out issue seems more like how you are riding. on a good day, I use maybe 75% of travel for like a 5 foot drop. on a bad day, I bottom out so hard i feel like i will just fall through the ground. Mess around with riding style.. after I started riding skatepark on my DJ, I can ride my big bike so much better, and smoother

Posted: Nov 21, 2019 at 12:25 Quote
traqs wrote:
the bottoming out issue seems more like how you are riding. on a good day, I use maybe 75% of travel for like a 5 foot drop. on a bad day, I bottom out so hard i feel like i will just fall through the ground. Mess around with riding style.. after I started riding skatepark on my DJ, I can ride my big bike so much better, and smoother

Agreed, but some bikes, Kona and transition included, are more difficult to setup to avoid bottom out while still having a nice compliant ride due to linear frame kinematics.

Posted: Nov 26, 2019 at 10:21 Quote
I started jumping on an all mountain/enduro bike and thought it would jump better than downhill bikes. I now also have a Downhill bike an can say that i have way more confidence while in the air, i feel like it's more stable but that makes it harder to do whips/scrubs/tabletops.

Posted: Nov 29, 2019 at 12:03 Quote
they can jump prety good

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