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    FB at Whistler ?

    Has anyone brought their firebird to whistler? If so did you do some upgrades to beef it up? I have a 12' xt/slx build, stock. I'm thinking i may have to replace the rp23. Any suggestions ?
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    It'll work just fine as is, the RP23 will handle the trails there with no problems. I personally run a DHXAir on mine but have ridden stock demos at Deer valley and it felt very good. I would consider some beefier tires, make sure the seatpost will drop low enough or the steep stuff. Here are a couple of videos I made on our trip back in '09. This is all with my Firebird, the 2010 stuff is with the Phoenix...
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    https://vimeo.com/5754919
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    either way post up some pics of your trip!... when does Whistler usually open, anyway? i guess if you went now you'd have fit it with skis... which actually could be pretty cool now that i think about it...
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    get a coil over and some DH tires and enjoy. I destroyed a RP23 at sol vista here in colorado. Its just not enough shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    It'll work just fine as is, the RP23 will handle the trails there with no problems. I personally run a DHXAir on mine but have ridden stock demos at Deer valley and it felt very good. I would consider some beefier tires, make sure the seatpost will drop low enough or the steep stuff. Here are a couple of videos I made on our trip back in '09. This is all with my Firebird, the 2010 stuff is with the Phoenix...
    https://vimeo.com/5898931

    https://vimeo.com/5754919

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    I was there in 2010 as well! Just haven't been able to swing another trip since then (I'm not independently wealthy)
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    We'll hook up a fellow Pivotee ken
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    Thanks for all the info. I guess Blackrock OR will have to do until Whistler opens. Considering getting the RP23 pushed.
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    Nothing wrong with Black Rock. The FB loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime View Post
    Nothing wrong with Black Rock. The FB loves it.

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    As do I. Pretty much my favorite place to ride. Like a mini version of whistler, and alot closer. The fact that there is no shuttlein makes it a great match for the FB.

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    I've taken mine up 4-5 times now and it always works very well. I like having a 180 fork up front with a very low profile headset (3mm) so it doesn't rake the front out but you still get that plush travel for the never ending brake bumps. I had a Lyrik 170 on for one trip and it's just not the same as, say, a Float 180. I've also run it with a variety of shocks from the DHX_air to the RC4 and I personally like it best with the RC4 but it was fine with the air shocks as well out back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    It'll work just fine as is, the RP23 will handle the trails there with no problems. I personally run a DHXAir on mine but have ridden stock demos at Deer valley and it felt very good. I would consider some beefier tires, make sure the seatpost will drop low enough or the steep stuff. Here are a couple of videos I made on our trip back in '09. This is all with my Firebird, the 2010 stuff is with the Phoenix...
    https://vimeo.com/5898931

    https://vimeo.com/5754919
    I recently took my FB to whistler and not for one second did I think i Needed more shock or more bike. I ran 2.5 minions fornt and rear. 180 fox up front (Talas) and a Cane Creek angleset to slacken by 1.5 degrees. To me, The angleset and tires made all the difference.

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