When I was 17 I bought Pipeline with lawn mowing money. That was back in 1999, I rode the snot out of the bike for 5 years.
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Added a product review for 2010 Yeti 303-R DH Bike 7/9/2013 6:42 AM
The Good: Attention to detail - extruded head tube, metal cable tie downs, wonderfully machined parts, internal cable routing, everything on this bike is well designed and thought out, adjustable geometry, single pivot simplicity, stable, lateral rigidity, fast, surprisingly nimble despite the weight, well suited for any type of DH riding
The Bad: Hmmmmm, could be a bit lighter
I ride a variety of downhill trails here in New England. Everything from flowy berms and jumps to rocky, steep technical trails. The 303 RDH is able to handle anything with ease. It has a short wheelbase and a nice slack feel which makes it ideal for railing turns and pinning it through technical sections. The rail system makes for a simple, consistent suspension action that is predictable every time. I also appreciate how well this bike is built. I see a lot of high-dollar bikes made with cheap materials, but not this one. Its nice to see some craftsmanship and attention to detail on this Yeti.
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Added a product review for Fox Racing Shox 34 Float 29 140 RLC Fit Fork 4/12/2013 5:08 AM
The Good: fairly light, ample adjustments, CTD is great, simple on the fly adjustment, feels plush and linear through all types of hits, stiffest long travel fork out there.
The Bad: A bit pricey, travel adjust would be nice for the $800+ price tag.
I put this fork on a steel hardtail and it's proven to be a solid trail fork. In one ride I'll encounter everything from long climbs to steep rocky descents and this fork feels comfortable on all terrain. My biggest concern with a 140 mm 29er fork was flex, but it's plenty stiff and tracks well down rocky, jarring terrain. I really enjoy Fox forks and this one has the same solid, plush feel of other Fox products I've used/owned. If it had a travel adjust I'd give it five stars, otherwise its the best long travel 29er fork on the market.
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