Cove shocker, scott gambler DH 10, or giant glory

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Posted: Sep 7, 2009 at 15:44 Quote
Sunday bra.

I just came off a session 88, onto a sunday, blitzes it away.

Posted: Sep 8, 2009 at 1:40 Quote
Boardlife69 wrote:
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?
it is an amazing bike but make sure you dont get a fox vinilla shock get a DHX5 as you can adjust it better to suit the shock set. up the bike isnt really compatable with forks that arnt as wide as 888 or 40s, cos the turning radius is very limated so avoid boxxers and other slim forks as well as i learnt the hard way so im looking for some new ones so if you know any one sellin some cheap forks....

Posted: Sep 8, 2009 at 3:06 Quote
JBat360 wrote:
Boardlife69 wrote:
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?
it is an amazing bike but make sure you dont get a fox vinilla shock get a DHX5 as you can adjust it better to suit the shock set. up the bike isnt really compatable with forks that arnt as wide as 888 or 40s, cos the turning radius is very limated so avoid boxxers and other slim forks as well as i learnt the hard way so im looking for some new ones so if you know any one sellin some cheap forks....


The one I am getting comes with the Rock Shox Domains. Bought it today, will be built by Friday and then off to Morzine, Chatel on Saturday. I thought about getting the DHX5 but that pushes the price above the budget that my wife approved. (can't fight against that) I'll upgrade later after I abuse the VanR like a red headed step child.

Posted: Sep 8, 2009 at 3:34 Quote
Boardlife69 wrote:
JBat360 wrote:
Boardlife69 wrote:



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?
it is an amazing bike but make sure you dont get a fox vinilla shock get a DHX5 as you can adjust it better to suit the shock set. up the bike isnt really compatable with forks that arnt as wide as 888 or 40s, cos the turning radius is very limated so avoid boxxers and other slim forks as well as i learnt the hard way so im looking for some new ones so if you know any one sellin some cheap forks....
know thats a planSmile


The one I am getting comes with the Rock Shox Domains. Bought it today, will be built by Friday and then off to Morzine, Chatel on Saturday. I thought about getting the DHX5 but that pushes the price above the budget that my wife approved. (can't fight against that) I'll upgrade later after I abuse the VanR like a red headed step child.

Posted: Sep 8, 2009 at 3:47 Quote
Boardlife69 wrote:
JBat360 wrote:
Boardlife69 wrote:



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?
it is an amazing bike but make sure you dont get a fox vinilla shock get a DHX5 as you can adjust it better to suit the shock set. up the bike isnt really compatable with forks that arnt as wide as 888 or 40s, cos the turning radius is very limated so avoid boxxers and other slim forks as well as i learnt the hard way so im looking for some new ones so if you know any one sellin some cheap forks....


The one I am getting comes with the Rock Shox Domains. Bought it today, will be built by Friday and then off to Morzine, Chatel on Saturday. I thought about getting the DHX5 but that pushes the price above the budget that my wife approved. (can't fight against that) I'll upgrade later after I abuse the VanR like a red headed step child.

aren't the lifts closed in morzine http://www.portesdusoleil.com/en_summer/Ski-passes/25lifts.html

Posted: Sep 8, 2009 at 10:19 Quote
Yep long gone.

Unlucky.

Posted: Sep 8, 2009 at 12:33 Quote
JBat360 wrote:
Boardlife69 wrote:
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?
it is an amazing bike but make sure you dont get a fox vinilla shock get a DHX5 as you can adjust it better to suit the shock set. up the bike isnt really compatable with forks that arnt as wide as 888 or 40s, cos the turning radius is very limated so avoid boxxers and other slim forks as well as i learnt the hard way so im looking for some new ones so if you know any one sellin some cheap forks....
what boxxer? the 09 and below? or are the 2010 the same way?

Posted: Sep 9, 2009 at 1:22 Quote
Colin994 wrote:
JBat360 wrote:
Boardlife69 wrote:



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?
it is an amazing bike but make sure you dont get a fox vinilla shock get a DHX5 as you can adjust it better to suit the shock set. up the bike isnt really compatable with forks that arnt as wide as 888 or 40s, cos the turning radius is very limated so avoid boxxers and other slim forks as well as i learnt the hard way so im looking for some new ones so if you know any one sellin some cheap forks....
what boxxer? the 09 and below? or are the 2010 the same way?
all boxxers are the same width, and manatou, and super Ts and so on, so try to avoid them, but thats just my opinion you might not mind having a smaller turning radius but for tracks like cwmcarn were they have switch backs and is a bit more technical a small turning radius makes them that much more harder

Posted: Sep 9, 2009 at 4:12 Quote
Keit wrote:

aren't the lifts closed in morzine http://www.portesdusoleil.com/en_summer/Ski-passes/25lifts.html

Damn. Looks like I'll have to settle for Bellwald. It only has one track but that one track is pretty sick. They also host the Swiss Downhill cup in October.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY2x9tT_Qdk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI1SKJ2j2q0

Posted: Sep 9, 2009 at 4:18 Quote
Wiriehorn is OK aswel

Posted: Jun 7, 2010 at 15:51 Quote
brad93 wrote:
dexmaster wrote:
sherbet wrote:
Shocker's still over 12 pounds with shock. Enjoy.

weight does not matter.
2480689

2480689

42 pounds
probably the same as the other bikes hes considering

my glory is around 36 lbs

Posted: Jun 7, 2010 at 17:13 Quote
just got my new glory and its the fastest and most fun bike ive ever ridden.....buy one if you can find one. i was told that after mine there is only 1 ( glory 00 ) left in bc

Posted: Jun 7, 2010 at 20:29 Quote
i have a gambler... it is heavy... it is fast... it is highly adjustable... in five minutes i can turn it from a 7.5 inch rear travel freeride bike with a 66 degree headtube to a 9.5 inch travel downhill bike with a 64 degree. (this also changes the wheelbase etc)

it has a totem and a vivid 5.1 and i love the way this bike performs. pedaling it kinda sucks, but as soon as it starts going downhill it really rocks!


can't say anything about the shocker but i rode a glory and found it cramped and less stable... coulda been the build but...

Posted: Oct 3, 2010 at 8:58 Quote
I have a Gambler with the Domains on it and just out of curiousity i fitted my 888's on it as i usually ride with big Marzocchi forks & prefer them to any sort of single crowns, After a month of riding with em on i switched it back to the Domains as the Gambler is a damn sight more flickable on the way down steep twisty tracks with switchbacks etc on it ! they are really good bombproof forks which wont let u down even on the shadiest of landings !!

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