DH bike question.. Gah. AGAIN.
So I think it's in the cards that I won't be riding the Cuervo. I've spent the whole year building up that bike and just ended up with nothing but problem parts.
At this point, I'm going to look at two options right now:
1.Doing a second wheelset (heavy duty) for Northstar and running Saint calipers I already have a Works headset slacking the HA out a full degree anyway, so it should be plenty stable at speed, even with 150mm travel.
2. Getting another DH bike, this time, an entire one new. Not sure which one at this point.
So 1. seems reasonable since I've had bad experiences with rental DH bikes and don't planon doing the lifts that often, but 2. seems like it's a good idea, but not sure if it is if you go DH riding only 1-3 times a year.
What was wrong with with the Cuervo. Frame or parts problem? I'm not familiar with that brand
Not sure if you have a back up bike like an AM that you can ride in the meantime while you decide what you want to do. Do you need a double crown?
Last time I rode at Mont Ste Anne, I blew my fork (Marzocchi Bomber) the first day. I rented a Scott Gambler and enjoyed 3 full days. It was my first experience riding with a double crown. I enjoyed the benefits (riding faster but I didn't like it in tight areas) I'm not racing (yet) I'm very happy with my Syren (the frame is solid) I ride it every weekend all summer at the local dh bike park. I've had no problems with small drops and jumps. 180mm travel is plenty for my riding style. I sent my fork to Marzocchi and they replaced the seals etc.
I guess I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for.
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