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    2017 Fuel EX-8 27.5+ For Greens And Blues?

    Recently picked up a 2017 Trek EX-8 27.5+ 140mm travel for local single track. I was going to get a dedicated DH bike for Mountain Creek or Windham next season but backed out as I don't want to tie up the money now when I don't know exactly if I will be going enough to justify it. Can I possibly do greens and blues with some minor walls, table tops, etc. with the Trek? BTW, I swapped the brakes off of the new Trek with recently purchased SLX brakes and 180mm front and rear Ice Tech rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Evil View Post
    Recently picked up a 2017 Trek EX-8 27.5+ 140mm travel for local single track. I was going to get a dedicated DH bike for Mountain Creek or Windham next season but backed out as I don't want to tie up the money now when I don't know exactly if I will be going enough to justify it. Can I possibly do greens and blues with some minor walls, table tops, etc. with the Trek? BTW, I swapped the brakes off of the new Trek with recently purchased SLX brakes and 180mm front and rear Ice Tech rotors.
    I destroyed an ice tech rotor in one DH riding day.

    You *can* ride a trail bike on DH. It's a lot harder on the bike and the body. You're more likely to not do as many runs on a trail bike vs a DH bike, and the DH bikes are designed to take the abuse.

    I've done both this year. I've done both in the past. For me, 9 out of 10 times I want to be on my DH bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stripes View Post
    I destroyed an ice tech rotor in one DH riding day.

    You *can* ride a trail bike on DH. It's a lot harder on the bike and the body. You're more likely to not do as many runs on a trail bike vs a DH bike, and the DH bikes are designed to take the abuse.

    I've done both this year. I've done both in the past. For me, 9 out of 10 times I want to be on my DH bike.
    Thanks. That's what I suspected.

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