i've been plotting the birth of a new full suspension bike for myself for quite a while now. originally i was thinking straight up freeride bike, but now i'm getting interested into racing too, i'm gonna try and hit up the snowshoe series and a few others this summer. i was orignally thinking of building as follows:
marzocchi 66 RC2X
mavic dee max wheelset
diabolus cranks, stem, and bars
avid juicy 5 brakes
chris king headset
sram x.9 drivetrain
this was originally intended to be a freeride bike but how would it be for racing too? it's not like i'm gonna be racing pro or anything but is there anything that just stands out as a big issue for a race bike? is there anything i should change to make it more universal for both? all i have so far are the wheels (which i got brand new from the shop i work at for $190 yesterday) so those are staying but anything else is still open to change. i definately ride more fr than dh and this is my dream freeride bike, how would it faire on the race course?
so how do you think the dirtbag would fair on the race course?
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