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Old 04-27-2013, 08:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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As fun as the first 2 videos look, i doubt i will be doing that.....atleast not in the next couple years.


Ill be scouring craigslist daily.

Any specific brands/models to look for?
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I am a big fan of Trek. They really know how to produce a 29er with their G2 frame geometry. People say their base level full suspension bikes are on the heavy side, but that's like anything. If you don't want to double the price, you go with a heavier model with less tech, just like snowboarding.
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Yeah the cobia GF 29r. I still have it. Great bike.

Specialized, trek, fuji reveal or Outland should all be findable in your price range. Specialized and trek because there are a lot out there. Fuji is less expensive with a better component package because they are trying to get an edge hold on their mt biking market
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Shop craigslist for something lightly used. There are $4000 bikes up here being sold on occasion for $1000 in decent shape.
Check craigslist, then quickly start to look up what you find

Do your homework & you should be able to find a deadly bike for dirt cheap

The good shit goes fast, but that's the place to look

That first video is more than than awesome, the camera work is so good. Probably some of the best I've seen.

I've seen that video a 100 times & every time I still get pumped

I'd like to go find that trail, it's somewhere around here. Been to a couple like that, not quite as big mind you. But you have to be going @ a high rate of speed to hit most of that shit.

One of the places I went before 90% of the shit I wouldn't even think of taking. The 10% that I did take, I had a 100% eating shit ratio.

You think that shit looks big on tv/pc You have no idea

When buddy #4 says "I love this shit" my adrenaline goes through the roof.
Cause I love this shit too


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Old 04-27-2013, 10:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah. The commitment is really hard to accomplish but once you do, wow.... Suprising what you can do..... Dh and snowboarding or I guess anything in life for that matter. lol

Last year was my first year with any dh.... We got good and I toasted my bike.... Rockshox sent me all new shocks since I exploded them all in 3 months. They even upgraded for free. I'm going with a full dh bike this year though
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Looking to get something entry level that i can progress on and use for a long time.

Shopping around the diamondback recoil 29'er has my attention.

Help me out?
At one time Diamondback was a great brand. Then they went wal-mart....building their bikes to a small pricepoint, which compromises engineering (since a full suspension caught your eye), and consequently their reputation.

At that pricepoint, I would look at something like a Trek Marlin, which is a decent entry 29er hardtail. A Specialized Hardrock Sport 29er is also around that pricepoint.

This is for more cross country riding.

If you're looking at Downhill (sort of the mountain biking equivalent of a terrain park)... well that's going to require a beefier bike... you'll probably gonna destroy a cross country bike.

Moon Lake Park is sort of in the Wilkes-Barre vicinity
Moon Lake Park Pennsylvania Mountain Biking - YouTube

This is the type of riding I do, over in NJ... with my Specialized Rockhopper 29er (that I got back in 2009)

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Here is one of our xc trails. We shot this video early last summer. We use lift service. Do a 15 mile loop and then come down the front side. Very doable on a hard tail but I prefer a full suspension with lock outs on the shocks.
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Here is one of our xc trails. We shot this video early last summer. We use lift service. Do a 15 mile loop and then come down the front side. Very doable on a hard tail but I prefer a full suspension with lock outs on the shocks.
which Silversun Pickups song is that?

Some of the trails I ride:
6 Mile Run is great for easier riding, though Hurricane Sandy added new features to get over.
http://youtu.be/9lFv6lGtzIU

LewMo
http://youtu.be/G2ElPvHmFMU

Jungle kicks my butt every time
http://youtu.be/vgL9_LTijrk

I always get lost riding Mahlon
http://youtu.be/mZ5l5xIc_GQ

Deer Park... broke a Rear Derailleur...and had my first taste of emergency single speed.
http://youtu.be/exqpb1R9TPw

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Past Sat. did my first ever dh on barrowed Cove shocker with dual crown and protective eq....gnarls fun. Kids said they took me on fairly difficult intermediate trails, since I had never done it...I would not know any better and just have to go for it or puss out (they were hoping I'd die and they get some insurance $). Well shit my pantz...steeper than any stairs I've walked down, with just inches to clear the bars, rock ruts, trees and a few little jumps...a couple places there was no trail and the trails were half as wide as in Argo's clip. Apparently I killed it; only went over the handle bars once and hugged a tree mid-air while the bike kept going. Wish I'd done a gopro of it. Damm kids talked me in to trying more shit.

As Agro notes...its a total commitment thing...just drop and go...and don't lock up the wheels. My shoulders, forearms and hands are feeling it...and was surprised how out of breath I was for rolling down hill. The cross country stuff looks like a piece of cake compared to the dh stuff.

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Past Sat. did my first ever dh on barrowed Cove shocker with dual crown and protective eq....gnarls fun. Kids said they took me on fairly difficult intermediate trails, since I had never done it...I would not know any better and just have to go for it or puss out (they were hoping I'd die and they get some insurance $). Well shit my pantz...steeper than any stairs I've walked down, with just inches to clear the bars, rock ruts, trees and a few little jumps...a couple places there was no trail and the trails were half as wide as in Argo's clip. Apparently I killed it; only went over the handle bars once and hugged a tree mid-air while the bike kept going. Wish I'd done a gopro of it. Damm kids talked me in to trying more shit.

As Agro notes...its a total commitment thing...just drop and go...and don't lock up the wheels. My shoulders, forearms and hands are feeling it...and was surprised how out of breath I was for rolling down hill. The cross country stuff looks like a piece of cake compared to the dh stuff.
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