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    Indoor Bike Park Build

    Sorry if this is the wrong place for this. There is an indoor bike park (CRANX.COM) opening up about an hour from me and I plan on making it a regular inclement weather ride location... problem is I don't think either of my current bikes are set up for it (29er HT Heavy Duty XC Bike and 29er FS Trail Bike). I have an older (1994) GT Avalance in a 16" sitting in the basement in need of a rebuild (drivetrain is SMOKED) and I am wondering if it would be worth setting it up as a indoor park bike. I can't find the geometry numbers for it but it is a pretty "snappy" bike. I was thinking of building it up on the cheap as a 1x9 with a 100mm fork up front (currently has an original 80mm RS Mag 21). Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

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    That place looks legit. With the bikes you have, I would stay off the jump lines, but other than that have at it.

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    Get a bmx or 26" dj for $300 from craigslist.

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    or a $450 dj from pinkbike!

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    Thanks for the reccomendations. I think I should have been more specific in my question though. Would the '94 GT Avalanche in size 16" be an acceptable park bike if I put a few bucks into it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dango Dog View Post
    I think I should have been more specific in my question though. Would the '94 GT Avalanche in size 16" be an acceptable park bike if I put a few bucks into it?
    Maybe they should have been more specific with their answer. What they were trying to say was.... "No, get a bmx or DJ'er off craigslist or pinkbike ($300-450)".
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    yeah xc bikes and bike parks don't mix well. even if it were tough enough with a few bucks in upgrades/replacements the geo is waaaay off. spend a few more bucks and get a slightly used DJ
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