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    shimano acera is ok for downhill?

    I love to climb my to top hill my old bike got front shock stock up

    what would be the best one with the best lower prices

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    Two penguins and a kipper...

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    What are you trying to ask? do you want to know what is best for climbing or going downhill
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    I really dont get the question but... crap I dont have anything to said

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    i shat myself laughing at the thread title!

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    shimano acera is ok for downhill?

    It's okay until it breaks (which won't be long)

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    based on the title, it seems that you are asking if Acera components are going to hold up for "downhill" riding. do you mean, riding down a hill, or do you mean flying down a mountain that is covered in large jumps, gaps, chunky rocks, etc?

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    Dont no how question answer this i will but give a try to it.

    The shape of the shimano acera doesnt lend itself to rolling downhill very well. However given the price and the fact that you have a front shock stock up it will certainly roll downhill more efficiently then it rolls up hill.
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    What Acera component are you talking about? You will find that all things affected by gravity rolls better downhill.

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    probably referring to this Shimano Acera M360 7/8 Speed Rear Mech | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    won't hold up for sure, spring too weak

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    My opinion is that you should go with Deore or better in Shimano family and X5 or up in the SRAM family. I bought an Acera once to save a few bucks and actually ended up feeling like I wasted my money. I would put Acera in the category of light trail riding or bike path / commuter quality. If you're going to be bouncing through rocks and over logs, the Acera will be toast in no time.

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    If the bike comes with Acera as stock - I reckon the fork and wheels will probably not be suited to aggressive riding either. Going to cost more to upgrade than getting a better bike.
    Ride it till something terminally breaks then buy something better.

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    My first proper mtn bike was purchased in 1998 and used Acera X cranks. I rode that bike a lot of places and it never gave me any problems. Not the slickest or lightest, but I had not complaints.

    Although I do have to wonder what the question was.
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    I got a trek 3700 that has the acera stuff on it.I already upgraded just about evrything on the bike but going to run the acera stuff til it breaks on me.So far shifting has been trouble free.

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    shimano acera is ok for downhill?

    You should probably climb down hill on new bike with front shock stock down, that would be the most exspensive way to go


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    This is a pic of the last guy who rode Acera downhill.

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    I'm starting to wonder who this chick is that so many guys are riding downhill?

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    Uh, Sarah.

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