I'm new to the sport of DH'ing, but I have been riding for years. I'm wanting to pick up a decent 2nd hand bike to start with that won't brake the bank. I've been recommended to look for something like a Giant DH Comp. I've found an 06 for a good price and in good condition, are they a good option? Any other bikes that I should look out for, or any I should avoid? Other bikes I've seen around are the Giant Glory (but they seem to come with a single crown fork rather than a triple clamp), Big Hit, Ironhorse Sunday and Kona Stinky. Any of these I should stay away from, or put to the top of the list?
Also with sizing, I am almost always a large in xc/trail bikes. I'm 6ft with a long torso and short legs. Should I stay with a large in a DH bike, or perhaps look at a medium to make it easier to manouver the bike. Also, what are the key measurements to fit a DH frame? On a xc/trail bike I look for a frame with an effective top tube around 23.5 - 24in, but I guess giving the big change in geometry the top tube may not be as important?
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