Cove shocker, scott gambler DH 10, or giant glory

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Cove shocker, scott gambler DH 10, or giant glory
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Posted: Sep 27, 2008 at 21:59 Quote
sherbet wrote:
dexmaster wrote:
konastinkydeluxe08 wrote:
yeah but the shockers so like north shore oriented

yes dude get a shocker, they are like reinforced everywhere and are beefy as all hell. not gonna crack. plus they were inspired by the north shore and built right there. yes i found a wilson felt retarded too. the head angle is weirded out and the suspension feels boring

The geometry between the wilson and shocker's pretty damned close. Rolleyes

the problem with relying on geometry is, it doesnt matter at all once you're riding hte bike. i find lots of bikes that have the same geometry ride, feel, and handle wayyyy differently. i'd go with hte shocker. seems alot more stable, suited for what you ride. faultline media group reccomends the shocker

Posted: Sep 27, 2008 at 23:07 Quote
totally agreee

Posted: Sep 27, 2008 at 23:18 Quote
konastinkydeluxe08 wrote:
totally agreee

awsome dude good luck with your new ride

Posted: Sep 28, 2008 at 10:17 Quote
dexmaster wrote:
konastinkydeluxe08 wrote:
yeah but the shockers so like north shore oriented

yes dude get a shocker, they are like reinforced everywhere and are beefy as all hell. not gonna crack. plus they were inspired by the north shore and built right there. yes i found a wilson felt retarded too. the head angle is weirded out and the suspension feels boring

New Shockers don't crack, but Shockers with a solid shock mount DO crack.

Posted: Sep 28, 2008 at 13:44 Quote
Shocker's still over 12 pounds with shock. Enjoy.

Posted: Sep 28, 2008 at 13:59 Quote
sherbet wrote:
Shocker's still over 12 pounds with shock. Enjoy.

weight does not matter.

Posted: Sep 28, 2008 at 14:00 Quote
dexmaster wrote:
sherbet wrote:
Shocker's still over 12 pounds with shock. Enjoy.

weight does not matter.
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2480689

42 pounds
probably the same as the other bikes hes considering

Posted: Sep 28, 2008 at 14:01 Quote
Weight does matter if you plan on racing.

Posted: Sep 28, 2008 at 14:01 Quote
dexmaster wrote:
sherbet wrote:
Shocker's still over 12 pounds with shock. Enjoy.

weight does not matter.

yea actually it does, the lighter the bike the easier it will be to maneuver the bike

Posted: Sep 28, 2008 at 14:44 Quote
Not sure where some of you people are getting your Shocker info from. Mine is a size large, has light but not stupid light components and weighs 40lbs. The geometry is totally downhill and as for them cracking, well mine took a huge impact to the top tube at Fort Bill and dented 0.5" in....but didn't crack.
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When I was deciding on my downhill bike I tried them all. The Shocker was clearly the one for me. I suggest you get out on a downhill track and ride the ones you like, then buy the one that is in your opinion the best ride.

Posted: Sep 28, 2008 at 14:46 Quote
Everything holds up, until it doesn't. Cove even acknowledged the breaking issue. That aside, they're still pretty heavy.

bigquotesI suggest you get out on a downhill track and ride the ones you like, then buy the one that is in your opinion the best ride.

+1 here.

Posted: Mar 20, 2009 at 21:21 Quote
GET THE GAMBLER. i just got a FR 20 and love it. it handles really nice and is really reliable. one of the cool perks about it is the adjustability. you can change the head angle for free-ride or downhill, it had interchangeable dropouts so u can add 10mm to the wheelbase, and the travel can be adjusted from 7.5in, to 8.2in, to 9.5in. so far, i have been very impressed with it. and it's really well built to.and if you're going to do some free-ride, those adjustments can come in handy.

bottom line, if you want to get an amazing bike and the most versatility out of your bike at a great price, the gambler is the way 2 go.
I highly recommend it

Posted: Sep 7, 2009 at 7:50 Quote
the gambler is a sick bike but the bearings dont last long, ive had mine like 3 months and thay already need replacing, but it is ubber soft and supple and highly ajustable although heavy

Posted: Sep 7, 2009 at 13:59 Quote
JBat360 wrote:
the gambler is a sick bike but the bearings dont last long, ive had mine like 3 months and thay already need replacing, but it is ubber soft and supple and highly ajustable although heavy


Funny I was just looking at this thread this morning. I am actually buying the Gambler tomorrow. Heard many great things about it, the heaviness is something that made me hesitate at first but I'm not planning on climbing with it and it is not near as heavy as a CR250. The ability to adjust it is the selling point for me. Other than the bearings how do you like it?

Posted: Sep 7, 2009 at 14:08 Quote
i wouldnt go for the glory because i ride my cousins a while before i got my sunday and it feels just better and nicer to ride


 
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