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Reply to UCI World Cup Rumors via @TeamRumours 11/5/2012 3:30 PM

a beast of a rider on Zerode?

Reply to dj/folding tires 10/4/2012 11:08 PM

maybe some Geax Saguaros or AKAs.. all the DJ pros seem to run them

Reply to Should I get a Downhill bike? 9/18/2012 9:51 PM

theres so many good ones, just find a good deal, (Raceface, Deity, Truvativ, Chromag, Funn.. etc.)

Reply to 2013 UCI World Cup Rumors via @TeamRumours 9/18/2012 7:00 PM

Ropelato will get a full WC ride, Bernard Kerr will as well.

Reply to Should I get a Downhill bike? 9/16/2012 2:18 AM

i have a Specialized Bighit with the same travel and ride DH on it. The only reason to buy a full on DH bike is if you were a really serious DH racer, if you mainly ride for fun your bike is more than enough. I've raced some races on my Bighit. And a ... more »

Reply to Should I get a Downhill bike? 9/15/2012 10:45 PM

oh and get rid of all those spacers under your stem if you can, you want a low front end so your body position is more aggressive which will help the feel of the bike for DH. And dont forget a chainguide if you get rid of the front derailleur.

Reply to Should I get a Downhill bike? 9/15/2012 10:41 PM

i dont think you need to go get a full on DH bike, your bike is fine to ride DH but I would recommend a couple upgrades. A shorter stem (50mm or shorter), wide low bars (can't tell how wide your bars are from the photos, 720mm or wider), beefier tyres ... more »

Reply to Silent or LOUD Hubs? 9/14/2012 8:47 PM

on a play bike get the loud ones

Reply to suspension company 9/11/2012 9:07 PM

Also heard Fox is crap. But another to consider is X-Fusion, I've heard good things about their customer service and products

Reply to First Upgrades 9/6/2012 9:22 PM

and some good grippy flat pedals

Reply to Which downhill bike?!?! 9/6/2012 9:19 PM

those One Ghosts look pretty cool

Reply to Demo 8 Sizing 9/4/2012 11:46 PM

I remember when the new demo's first came out they said that x-small was Troy's bike, small was Sam's bike and medium was Brendog's bike, but I think Sam has meddled with bigger bikes since then

Reply to Which downhill bike?!?! 9/3/2012 1:36 AM

get the santa cruz or specialized. santa cruz a little more money but arguably a little better

Reply to hardtails? 6/12/2012 3:10 AM

dont do it!

Reply to wich bike should i get... 6/12/2012 3:08 AM

maybe a Giant STP if your a beginner then you'll probably want gears in the back so its more versatile but if you JUST want to ride dirt jumps you could ride singlespeed, get a blk mrkt or something

Reply to Good downhill beginners bike? 6/8/2012 10:12 PM

cool man good luck, go pin it

Reply to Good downhill beginners bike? 6/4/2012 7:43 PM

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 ... more »

Reply to Good downhill beginners bike? 6/4/2012 7:20 PM

well their all good bikes, the stumpjumpers more of a cross country bike, the best ones for DH would be the KHS (never really read anything about it though not sure if its good) and the trek slash, but i think if your just starting out you should go ... more »

Reply to Good downhill beginners bike? 6/4/2012 5:38 PM

haha well i reckon you'll kill yourself if you jump on a DH bike and ride down a DH track without getting good first, i think any beginner would kill themselves riding down a DH track without mountain biking a bit first and you dont wana be stuck with ... more »

Reply to Good downhill beginners bike? 6/3/2012 9:41 AM

i'm not having much luck haha, maybe this Commencal http://www.commencal.com/web/en/bicycles-en/bikes/streetdirt/absolut-al anyways you can have a look yourself, look for a dirt jump hardtail with gears on the back and post it back here and i'll check ... more »