Hello all on VitalMTB.
I've been searching for a new hobby and i like Downhill MTB. It looks fun. So what would be a good beginners bike for me? Im 5'11 200lbs. Muscular build with long legs and long arms. I know that info can be important when choosing a bike. I did a little BMX about 5 yrs ago. I am 21yrs old and i have friends that are 6'5 and we have the same height waist line. lol
I just moved to Murfreesboro, TN a couple of days ago. Its about 30 miles south of Nashville. Any good bike shops around? Downhill places to ride? Competitions going on around this area?
I am a huge SX/MX fan. Have been my whole life. I love adrenaline and being on the edge. Watching Downhill vids on YouTube make me wanna go out and buy a bike and get started lol. I would love to get into this and possibly get into some competitions and go watch some pro comps as well. Thanks in advance peeps!
because it teaches you to ride without the suspension just soaking all the bumps up, so you cant just plough through everything, you actually have to learn to ride over rough stuff and your not just relying on the suspension
then when you go over to lots of suspension, you'll be putting your weight in the right place on the bike and so you will be a more efficient faster rider
plus once you get a downhill bike after riding a hardtail then everything will seem way easier (big jumps, roots, rocks etc.)
If your going to get a hardtail try something like Giant STP
just had a look and the giant seems like a bit of a rip off in the price, you can get something just as good for cheaper.
i'm having a look around for the best value
but i think you would need the large but try it out at a bike shop or something if you can
Hmmmmm ok. What kinda bike do you ride now? And do you do any comps?
i still have my hardtail, a Kona Scrap and a Specialized Bighit which is a cheap DH bike
so i have my Bighit for DH and when i dont have to ride uphill and my Kona for everything else (dirt jumps, trail, all mountain)
i've done a couple of DH races and an Enduro race
oh ok cool!! i wanna do some DH races when i get some time under my belt!
cool man good luck, go pin it