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

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 15:15 Quote
Depends on which bike. Some are built to be more of a poppy jump bike while others are built to be race sleds that like to stick to the ground.

I personally bought a Scott Gambler for 2018 Park season, it did the job but I wouldn’t call it a good jump bike. I tried a Rocky Mountain maiden and that thing was definitely a good jump bike. I bought a Commencal Clash for 2019 season. Lighter, more progressive, and more fun.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 18:05 Quote
Hawkinco wrote:
Depends on which bike. Some are built to be more of a poppy jump bike while others are built to be race sleds that like to stick to the ground.

I personally bought a Scott Gambler for 2018 Park season, it did the job but I wouldn’t call it a good jump bike. I tried a Rocky Mountain maiden and that thing was definitely a good jump bike. I bought a Commencal Clash for 2019 season. Lighter, more progressive, and more fun.

I've had the same experience on the RM Maiden, that rental was my first time ever on a full suspension bike, and I was able to do most of a double black flow trail (skipped out on one huge wooden drop)

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