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Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 13:57 Quote
sterlingmagnum wrote:
Snicker snicker...


Dumb question time... i have committed to a DH race series this year Eek

Grappling with getting an older cheap 26” DH sled or running my Kona 152 29....

Thoughts?

Hmm, go OG or new school?

Which one pops wheelies easier?

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 14:05 Quote
sterlingmagnum wrote:
swan3609 wrote:
sterlingmagnum wrote:
Snicker snicker...


Dumb question time... i have committed to a DH race series this year Eek

Grappling with getting an older cheap 26” DH sled or running my Kona 152 29....

Thoughts?

I am faster on my 2018 Enduro 29 than I am on my M9.. But when shit goes wrong, the Enduro is being ridden at its limits, the DH bike has a bigger cushion for mistakes.

For 2020, I think I am getting rid of the 2018 Enduro and the M9 and just buying a 2020 enduro and butting a boxxer on it for a park/DH bike.

I make mistakes

And the 152 is a smaller bike than the Enduro too.. And I find it's limits at DH races and resorts. I'd probably look for a DH rig if I were you.

1500-2k gets you a pretty dialed bike with 27.5 wheels if you are thrifty. I believe I am about 1300 Into my M9 with 27.5 wheels. And it's a full Saint/XT build. I did have a 26" world cup boxxer that I was able to pull apart to dump the guts into a base level 27.5 Boxxer.

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 14:44 Quote
Cheap dh rig, flog it and then sell it for minimal loss instead of beating the f*ck out of your Kona.

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 14:46 Quote
Racing masters category in the PNW there’s only one thing to do...

Raw Marino hard tail mulletted with a dual crown, braided cables and bum wall rubber pitting out of your full mural BLC van... Jorts and denim vest, tan lines crisper than a kettle cooked chip, paper bag whisky bottle in hand even during race run

Social media gold!

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 14:48 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
Cheap dh rig, flog it and then sell it for minimal loss instead of beating the f*ck out of your Kona.

Thats what Im thinking tup

Now Jake has an interesting idea

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 14:48 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
Cheap dh rig, flog it and then sell it for minimal loss instead of beating the f*ck out of your Kona.

This. I'm thinking of doing the same. Or swapping my YT for one.

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 14:51 Quote
mtnmanjake wrote:
Racing masters category in the PNW there’s only one thing to do...

Raw Marino hard tail mulletted with a dual crown, braided cables and bum wall rubber pitting out of your full mural BLC van... Jorts and denim vest, tan lines crisper than a kettle cooked chip, paper bag whisky bottle in hand even during race run

Social media gold!

You're mostly right, but (a) the fork needs to be an old Marz Super Monster, and (b) he should be racing in his Spandexodus costume, complete with microphone penis.

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 15:08 Quote
Just saw this...

https://www.keepitwild.ca/jumbowildforever/?fbclid=IwAR2QKpCAZYImBUHHa12AvR8RvFYNk_M6urDqxWGLim3xWfQ4J1nRrN44i2U#readmore

Thoughts Darcy? Is it actually dead?

I never thought a new resort was a good idea given a number of resorts in the region are struggling to attract enough visitation.

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 17:15 Quote
Linkitty link link to background on FTA pulling the plug on Ridgemont

https://fernietrailsalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200107-Mistaken-Trail-Work-Space-Unicorns1.pdf

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 17:37 Quote
sterlingmagnum wrote:
Snicker snicker...


Dumb question time... i have committed to a DH race series this year Eek

Grappling with getting an older cheap 26” DH sled or running my Kona 152 29....

Thoughts?

Don’t go 26”, for a little more go 27.5. Future parts availability and such.

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 18:59 Quote
shredb4dead wrote:
sterlingmagnum wrote:
Snicker snicker...


Dumb question time... i have committed to a DH race series this year Eek

Grappling with getting an older cheap 26” DH sled or running my Kona 152 29....

Thoughts?

Don’t go 26”, for a little more go 27.5. Future parts availability and such.

If i can pull enough cash together i will for sure.

Now kick that leprechauns ass cowboy!

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 19:13 Quote
Cowboy or McGregor tonight?

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 19:33 Quote
sterlingmagnum wrote:
shredb4dead wrote:
sterlingmagnum wrote:
Snicker snicker...


Dumb question time... i have committed to a DH race series this year Eek

Grappling with getting an older cheap 26” DH sled or running my Kona 152 29....

Thoughts?

Don’t go 26”, for a little more go 27.5. Future parts availability and such.

If i can pull enough cash together i will for sure.

Now kick that leprechauns ass cowboy!

also depends on what the trails look like for the series. Some DH trails used for racing can be handled with an enduro bike without a problem.

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 20:04 Quote
mtbman1980 wrote:
sterlingmagnum wrote:
shredb4dead wrote:


Don’t go 26”, for a little more go 27.5. Future parts availability and such.

If i can pull enough cash together i will for sure.

Now kick that leprechauns ass cowboy!

also depends on what the trails look like for the series. Some DH trails used for racing can be handled with an enduro bike without a problem.

Process 153 with a 180mm air shaft in the fork feels pretty solid to me at a bike park.

... at decidedly non race speeds.

I bet an older DH bike in the "attainable by mortals as a 4th bike at a reasonable price point" has the same or worse geometry than a modern bike.

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 at 20:23 Quote
For sub $2000 you can get a year or two old legit DH bike with modern geometry and solid spec... there's no reason to beat the shit out of your Kona.


 
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