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    Sedona Downhill....

    Never been to Sedona, coming next weekend for 4 days.

    Is there any reason for the 17 year old psychos to bother bringing their DH bikes?

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    Depends on what their other bikes are.....and if you want to drive to Flag to do shuttle runs.

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    If they can peddle those dh bikes yes if not go to Flag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2rider1964 View Post
    Never been to Sedona, coming next weekend for 4 days.

    Is there any reason for the 17 year old psychos to bother bringing their DH bikes?
    There's great DH'ing about an hour north and south of you. They are pretty well known so the lbs's should help you out. But as for Sedona it's really hard for them to let you know where the real dh is at.

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    Thx, they have AM type bikes as well, one rides a Nomad and the other has a Banshee Rune. Sounds like it may be best to leave the DH bikes at home this trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    If they can peddle those dh bikes yes if not go to Flag.
    Exactly. There are no long DH runs/trails in Sedona, save for Munds, but that isn't all that long, not very steep, has a little bit of chunk though. Some of the better trails have SECTIONS where a downhill bike is nice, but realize these are XC trails with climbs, long flat sections, short steep ups and downs, and so on. These are the trails like Highline, the Hogs, Hangover, etc. Tons of fun, just not so much on a big DH rig.

    If you want to use that DH bike, the primary locations in AZ are Flagstaff and Phoenix. The riding at both places is fairly different, as well as the temperatures and climates. My favorite is Flagstaff, for the trees, elevation, terrain features, and so on. It's only 45 minutes north of Sedona as well. Phoenix is fun in the winter, has some good chunky trails, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2rider1964 View Post
    Thx, they have AM type bikes as well, one rides a Nomad and the other has a Banshee Rune. Sounds like it may be best to leave the DH bikes at home this trip.
    Perfect bikes for Sedona IMHO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer View Post
    Everytime I watch that white line shot...my head explodes.
    RA and I are going to put some laps on it on Sunday. I hope I can still hang with that guy, Its been weeks since I've been on a mountain bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    Perfect bikes for Sedona IMHO!
    Yep. Those bikes are perfect for Sedona. Have a great trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    RA and I are going to put some laps on it on Sunday. I hope I can still hang with that guy, Its been weeks since I've been on a mountain bike
    We could also check out Brown Dot, haven't been over there for a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2rider1964 View Post
    Thx, they have AM type bikes as well, one rides a Nomad and the other has a Banshee Rune. Sounds like it may be best to leave the DH bikes at home this trip.
    Perfect Sedona bikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    We could also check out Brown Dot, haven't been over there for a few years.
    I've never been but sure, I'm game.

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