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    Diablo on a hardtail?

    Would Diablo be decent for an intermediate level rider on a XC oriented hardtail? A buddy wants to ride it in a few weeks, and I ride a hardtail 29er. What do you guys think? Do a lot of guys take off the rack light hardtails up to Diablo? Thanks.

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    You can ride a hardtail at Diablo but I dont know about an xc hardtail. Go on their website you can rent full suspension dh or freeride bikes. I also have an account on ridemonkey.com and theres a diablo forum there. The guys that ride there almost every day will be able to give you all the info you need, so try ridemonkey too.

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    ht for DH

    I rode a xc hardtail at diablo and also at mt snow in vt. It is possible, but nowhere near the fun you will have on a bike that is made for it. How long is your drive to get there? If you are close, go try the ht for a day, and next time rent a big bike. If you are driving a long way and might not make it back, rent a bike and you and your buddy split time on it. Or even try to go up on a demo day. Imagine the hardest most technical section of downhill in your favorite park, you probably steer and pick through it on your xc bike. On a big bike, you can just point and shoot, even through babyheads etc. Either way, take all the pads you own and have a great time.

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    Diablo is making some hardtail/XC friendly trails this year that would be great for a hardtail(Greenhorn is the name of one of the trails).. I'd say go for it! although tailwhips might be kinda tough on a 29er
    "The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams."

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    word like the captain said we are building more trails for hardtails.
    I like to ride bikes fast.

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