Favorite DH bike of all time?

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12/1/2015 1:38 PM

Not the latest and greatest, not your current bike (well, it can be). What's the raddest DH bike ever made, in your opinion?

Here's mine: 2007 Turner DHR



That DHR, to me, was a total game changer. Aggressive angles, mega low bb, light (for the time) and pedaled really well. I know my current DH bike is "faster," lighter and more capable... but that DHR was just soooo sick.

Honorable mentions:

Honda RN01



Lahar



Pretty ugly, both in looks and what the owner of the "brand" did to his customers, but at the time this thing was all sorts of techy and fancy.

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

12/1/2015 1:44 PM

Oh, and of course, the Iron Horse Sunday



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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

12/1/2015 2:08 PM

none more cool than this to me. aside from the massive chainring, it still looks so good!


i'm proud to say i bought a used one in 2000-ish or so. i'm not proud to say it had a monster t and green doublewides on it. no joke.

i've also thought ancilloti's looked cool. something about that simple, moto-swingarm look

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12/1/2015 2:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/1/2015 2:37 PM

Im proud to say I own what I think is the best DH bike of all time, the real game changer, the Iron Horse Sunday.
And may I add that with an L frame and angleset its geometry numbers are also pretty up to date.


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12/1/2015 2:41 PM

FredLikesTrikes.../thread

The Venerable Iron horse Sunday and the Mysterious Honda RN01 are the holy grail of DH bikes.

I have a soft spot for V10's, alu and onwards... And of course, the Trek Session. Specifically this one...





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12/1/2015 4:39 PM

FredLikesTrikes wrote:

Oh, and of course, the Iron Horse Sunday



You had to grab that first.

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12/2/2015 9:41 AM

I got a few from back in my racing days that I always wanted.

Turner burner DH


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12/2/2015 9:41 AM

I would agree with the Iron Horse Sunday. Definitely my favorite.




From a looks perspective, I think the current Pivot Phoenix is the best looking DH bike I have ever seen.


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12/2/2015 9:41 AM

Sunn radical



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12/2/2015 9:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/2/2015 11:38 AM

Ever since seeing From The Inside Out, there's only been one dream bike for me....


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12/2/2015 9:42 AM

And my all time favourite

Yeti DH 6



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12/2/2015 9:45 AM



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12/2/2015 9:51 AM

These rotec's were pretty special as well



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12/2/2015 10:24 AM

DH-6 was great. The shock was the only knock against it.

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12/2/2015 11:21 AM

Nicos vprocess





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12/2/2015 11:22 AM

1998 rotec.. The best ever

I still ride this thing...

http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/tetopluz,30944/setup,25759?ptab




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12/2/2015 11:36 AM

The

GT DHI has to bee one of the coolest and unique bikes, has everyone forgotten about this beast? and how pedal efficient she was !?

My next Pick for sure would be the Iron horse sunday, closely followed by the Zerode and ...


The YETI 303 DH which Sam Blenkinsop rode to his first WC win in Schladming in 2008




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12/2/2015 11:39 AM

rotecs did look sick! something about that moto swingarm look that always gets me. that turner burner up above too. gnarly!

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12/2/2015 11:40 AM

My last DH bike circa 2006 was my favorite..

Cortina Triton


Had my best race results though on a Dorado equipped 03 Giant Dh team...and prob had the most fun during the freeride era on an '01 stab primo with a stratos s8...

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12/2/2015 11:49 AM

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12/2/2015 12:26 PM

^^^ Nailed it.

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12/2/2015 1:07 PM

The bike that made dh what it is the intense m1



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12/2/2015 2:06 PM

My ATX DH Team Rob Warner Replica I think is pretty nice haha



























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12/2/2015 2:11 PM





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12/2/2015 3:10 PM

if you guys dig the old cannondales and are on a computer that can play FLASH, we have these old stories from 2009 with doug dalton. the fulcrum, the gemini and more.
http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Doug-Dalton-Cannondale-History-Part-1,923/Slideshow,2590/sspomer,2
and
http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Doug-Dalton-Cannondale-History-Part-2,938/Slideshow,2786/sspomer,2




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12/2/2015 3:58 PM



My current bike. The Zerode G27.5. I owned a G1 as well and this was the first time ever that I bought the same brands updated version of a bike I already owned, I love it that much!



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12/2/2015 4:18 PM

Easy, 2013 world champs v10 for minnaar then peaty. v10 balls deep in world cup and champ wins, clearly destroying. Also brought carbon to dh. I know, but gt, but lahar...think about it. I also like how minnaar won at pmb and seaotter on a real dh bike when tons of trailbikes and custom to become #endurbro bikes were in the mix.

Then they went and put them in these costumes


#Wet


then the gwin years come to mind, and what we have seen blossom.....I liked yetis back then, but dammmm that thing was perfection


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12/2/2015 5:37 PM

BP82 wrote:

These rotec's were pretty special as well



I had one of these also. She was my first DH bike. I think the wheelbase was 6' 6" absolutely huge. She wasn't happy unless she was movin fast. Same set up too. Put a Shiver on the front and balanced out the travel and that helped a lot. It had to be ridden a certain way though, especially out of the gate.
I think most people will be partial to their first bike. I rode some clapped out garbage after I broke the Rotec, and eventually got a Devinci. That bike was great and got me on the podium at Natl's, but I still love the old Rotec.

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12/2/2015 6:02 PM

Man people like some funny looking bikes.

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12/2/2015 6:53 PM

Ironhorse Sunday +1

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