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    Downhill Bike Recommendations

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm looking for DH bike recommendations for strictly lift assisted riding. I have been riding an XC bike for about a year and think I am ready to start riding DH this upcoming summer.

    My budget is around $2000. I really like the Specialized Status 2 or Demo 8, but I'm worried that may be too much bike for me. I am looking for more experienced opinions on what bikes would be better for me.

    I will be riding resorts within 2 hours of Denver once summer gets here. I'm not well versed in tricks and don't have much style, but I do like to ride as fast as I feel comfortable. I have dirt jumping experience, but still need to get more comfortable on a mountain bike.

    With my budget I don't want to have to worry about upgrading anytime soon. I want a reliable, fully capable bike so I don't have to worry about the bike holding me back. I know that is not the case most of the time, but if I know the bike is capable then I don't have an excuse.

    Thanks for the help.

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    On that budget-check craigslist. But they probably won't be in the best of shape.

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    With a background in dirt jumping I'd say to try and track down a used Transition Blindside or TR250. Also depends on what resort you'll be riding most, the difference in terrain at Keystone and WP is pretty vast.

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    Downhill Bike Recommendations

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Ice been searching non stop since I posted. Originally I could decide if I wanted to go for a FR or DH.

    I tried to go by what I was going to be riding this summer. Probably a lot of winter park and keystone.

    I ended up buying a 2013 Spec Status 2 from winter park with season pass. The bike seems to be in good condition, obviously used though(paint chips, nicks), but I think it should be a good first DH bike.

    I'm itching to get out and ride it. I can't wait til the resorts open up.

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