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    the fat kid
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    King Fisher 1 for a noob?

    I currently ride a GF HiFi, lots of AM/XC riding for a few years now. Me and my buddy just did the downhill course at 7springs in central PA. It was a blast and I love the downhill, but I definitly wasnt as comfortable on the big hit stuff, but definitly want to get into it.

    SO, there is a King Fisher at the local LBS forsale, old stock new, marked at 1399. I know I shouldnt buy it and get into a 29er or something more my style, but its been pulling at me like crazy!

    My question, me going from a 25lb 5" HiFi to the King fish... am i going to hate it? there isn't a ton of straight downhill/freeride stuff around me, so i'd be still with my single track guys a lot. Just looking for some input. Thanks guys.
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    You'll love it and want to sell your hiFi. Your Lyrca wearing XC buddies will get jealous and follow suit as well.

    Welcome to the dark side. By the way, $1400 is a killer deal.

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    Where from? Im from PGH, kinda pointless to sell the HiFi when you can still ride it at home. Im also looking into buying a DH bike specifically for the springs.
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    the fat kid
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    the bike is at trek of pittsburgh on 228 cranberry.


    I dont plan on selling the hifi at all, I actually love how it handles and how fast it is. I just have a trek credit BURNING a hole in my pocket, so i've been kicking around different options.
    I ride faster than I should.

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    those are pretty nice bikes. 1400 isnt bad at all. go for it, and give your lycra to a roadie.
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    I really havn't had any other support for it.. what i've been looking at now has been a hifi 29er... Its just that there is so little actuall down hill around here....
    I ride faster than I should.

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    I'm in a simliar situation. I was into mostly aggresive XC, went to 7 springs and have been bitten by the DH bug. From what I've heard, and read. The courses 7 springs has doesn't really require a really long travel DH bike. I think the King fisher would be a great choice for it. But don't sell your hifi.

    I'm tempted to get a DH bike but its hard to justify spending the money. Right now it seems that the choices close to my home for DH is 7 springs, wisp and soon hidden valley. I'm goign to try to build up a light downhill bike this winter for cheap. But for that price you'd be wise to grab the king fisher. If you aren't interested I may go take that deal, assuming its a large

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    You could buy mines for $650 plus shipping!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodooboi
    You could buy mines for $650 plus shipping!!!
    PM me with details...

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    there heavy

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