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    Took the Marin downhilling at Keystone....

    what a blast we had!!

    although some of the trails were over my skill level and the bikes also i acomplished almost all of them.

    came back with....

    blown front fox fork...
    rear shock notchy and drops fast for first half inch...
    bent/dinged front rim and damaged tire(not repairable)and three flats...
    rear brake almost locked up,only lets the wheel turn one or two times when i spin it...

    and thats about it.if you ever get the oportunity to do this try it.
    2009 Marin Mount Vision 5.7....a great everything bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROG30Y View Post
    what a blast we had!!

    although some of the trails were over my skill level and the bikes also i acomplished almost all of them.

    came back with....

    blown front fox fork...
    rear shock notchy and drops fast for first half inch...
    bent/dinged front rim and damaged tire(not repairable)and three flats...
    rear brake almost locked up,only lets the wheel turn one or two times when i spin it...

    and thats about it.if you ever get the oportunity to do this try it.
    I took my Mount Vision on a few downhill trails in the French Alps last July. This bike really feels like it's got more travel than what's written on it's spec sheet. Tore a new tire's sidewall but that was the extent of damage after 5 days of downhill fun, which is more than could be said for my buddies's rides (two broken frames and a damaged crank!).

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    I regularly DH my Mount Vision, its seems to have grown a 140mm fox fork and a stans flow wheelset though... I genuinely believe it will be the first bike I break after 15 years riding, I just cant seem to help myself when I ride it and always end up riding it like its stolen. A muddy day of runs when a mate on an M3 couldn't keep with me was a highlight, chucking a road gap the other weekend is another memory that will live with me a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROG30Y View Post
    what a blast we had!!


    came back with....

    blown front fox fork...
    rear shock notchy and drops fast for first half inch...
    bent/dinged front rim and damaged tire(not repairable)and three flats...
    rear brake almost locked up,only lets the wheel turn one or two times when i spin it...
    Ouch. I hope the carnage is a measure of fun.

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