Downhill steel bike?

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Posted: Jul 6, 2022 at 23:56 Quote
I own an scott gambler 710 2019 and I want something else ,been riding the same bike for 3 years. I saw this bike

It's a steel dh bike that looks good wtih nice geo (looks like a specialized demo) ,the frame new is 950 euro, 5 years waranty.

The bike is made with 304 steel wich is meh

Looking at the rear of the bike is overbuilt and I feel like it isn't going to flex but again is steel so I really don't know.

Two friends of mine have the freeride hardtail (hammer t83) from them wich is made out of the same material and they feel great and the welds are really nice.

Should I give it a pass and look for something else?

Are steel full sus weaker than aluminium ones?

Will steel break at the first huck to flat?(big drop at bike park in my area 5-6m)

Posted: Jul 7, 2022 at 17:35 Quote
Nothing wrong with steel frames.

But the Army Bikes DH, well I'm noticing some really old ideas and the linkages and certain parts of the frame near the linkages seem a little underrated for my liking.

May well be worth seeing what's going second hand.

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