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    Demo 7,8 or 9 for beginner class DH racing?

    Been finding all 3 bikes on the used market pretty easily. I understand that some of the beginner class DH trails are going to be less techy as opposed to the expert/pro class here in Colorado. From that I assume less travel is neccessary for the beginner class? Is that accurate?
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    necessary? no.

    ull be fine. once you start, im pretty sure youll be glad you didnt go for less travel.

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    You will be happy with either the 7 or 8.

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    You won't be disappointed with more travel (to an extent). I ride a Demo 8 and often find myself using a lot of travel for even small tech stuff.

    My buddy rides a Demo 7 and when he rode my 8, he said mine felt better for racing anyway due to geometry. I didn't ride his so I can't confirm this opinion.
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    i'd go for more travel so that once you get more experienced in riding the bike, you will have more travel to go through.

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    just don't get the demo 9 unless you plan on hucking 30 foot cliffs. the 8 and 7 are both very dh worthy.
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    Demo 8 it is, thanks to Mojo Wheels in Denver. Thanks all for the feedback.

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    Enjoy! I know my Demo 8 is a blast to ride at Keystone and Sol Vista. On some of the more groomed trails I like shorter travel but we don't have too many of them yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtezyflush
    Demo 8 it is, thanks to Mojo Wheels in Denver. Thanks all for the feedback.
    Wow! I was going to say Demo 8 but looks like you got one. Your bike is sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtezyflush
    Demo 8 it is, thanks to Mojo Wheels in Denver. Thanks all for the feedback.
    Congratz bro, welcome to the Demo Cult.
    I would recommend switching grips and the crankset off the bat if you have some spare cash. The stock grips are super thin causing your knuckles to kill and they wear out quickly. That's only my opinion though. But the crankset/bb comp on mine has been causing me problems ever since I bought it. Im on my 3rd howizter bb in 4months or so.
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