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    SB-66c enough for whistler?

    Hey guys,

    I'm hoping to take my first trip to Whistler this summer to ride the bike park for a couple of days. I'm not looking to ride any of the double black trails- mainly just trails like crank it up, b-line, etc... I have a new SB-66c with Easton havocs, fox 36 160mm, and XT brakes. I'll probably stick some minion 2.5s on before the trip. Think I'll have fun on this setup?

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    Based on the trails you mentioned it should be a blast. I'd add A Line and Dirt Merchant even. I'd love to take mine up there as well, but I'll most likely take my DH bike.

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    It'll be fine up there. I've ridden my 66 at several bike parks (Queenstown, Highland, Whistler), and setup with a 36, it's a fantastic park bike.

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    JP - Aluminum of Carbon?

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    SB-66c enough for whistler?

    It will be fun. But you'll want to go back on a DH at some point.

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    I think you'll want to go ride the trails in the valley! I've been to Whistler three times and only ridden in the park once. The trails in the valley are probably among the best I've ever ridden. I took a Racer X the first trip and then realized I was lacking, so the next two times I took my 575. Would love to go back with my 66!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    JP - Aluminum of Carbon?
    When I was in Whistler with my 66 a couple summers ago, we only had the AL version out. That being said, the 66C actually tested stronger than the 66A (which is already an incredibly strong bike), so I would have zero qualms about riding a 66C in any bike park. This of course assumes you're not 50-50ing the Dirt Merchant Creek Gap and doing other crazy stuff like that.
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    My 66 is easily as competent as some of my old downhill bikes. It's not often I'd opt for a big rig these days.
    I'm doing back to back summers between Queentown & Whistler for the next two years and I'm sticking with the 66 as a do-it-all super bike.

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    SB-66c enough for whistler?

    Ha. I need my big bike at whistler. It absorbs the hack in me enough to keep me out of the hospital.

    (*Touches wood)

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