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    Boyne free riding a hardtail

    Hey Gentleman, I just joined this forum after MTBing for a few years. I have a fairly new felt Q520. I have riden it on some trails out in grand junction Colorado. and also some here in Michigan. As you know, it's a hard tail and I wanted to get into some DH or free riding at boyne here in Michigan. Is this not advisable, considering its a HT and I would be risking breaking the frame easily? Or do you think I would be ok? Also, if you have any upgrade suggestions on a safer way to DH/ freeride on this hard tail, suggestions would be appreciated. Ive never risen at boyne so any advice would be awesome
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    I haven't ridden Boyne before, but I think most people are going to give you the same general response- your bike is not intended for DH. Sure you could get away with more AM type stuff especially if you're a lighter, smoother rider. You'll probably never know what's too much for your bike until it breaks.

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    I've heard of people doing Boyne on hardtails before. From the videos I've watched I don't think theres anything really too gnarly there. I'm personally thinking about hitting it with my hardtail later this year.

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    I'm going to be hitting Boyne on my DJ in the next month or so. Several of my friends have done it in the past without any issues.

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