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    To rent or not to rent?

    I知 going to be going to a dh Park for the first time this upcoming summer. I知 a broke college student and as such I currently ride 2002 Rocky Mountain pipeline that I bought for $300 from a buddy痴 dad. I mostly ride singletrack around the tristate area but I致e been meaning to make a trip to a dh park for years. I知 gonna be going up to mount snow vt, and I was wondering if I should rent a bike or if I値l be able to have a good time on my old Rocky Mountain

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    I'd say rent.

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    I would rent. I'm not entirely sure how bike rentals work but you might have to put down a deposit along with rental fees. You get the deposit back if you bring the bike back in one piece

    Someone else here might know more about deposits and bike rentals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebrgrking View Post
    I知 going to be going to a dh Park for the first time this upcoming summer. I知 a broke college student and as such I currently ride 2002 Rocky Mountain pipeline that I bought for $300 from a buddy痴 dad. I mostly ride singletrack around the tristate area but I致e been meaning to make a trip to a dh park for years. I知 gonna be going up to mount snow vt, and I was wondering if I should rent a bike or if I値l be able to have a good time on my old Rocky Mountain
    Im not sure what Mt Snow is like, but most lift accessed parks youll have a way more fun time with a more aggresive bike. Rental(s) uou also get to experience different bike(s)

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    Call in and make sure they actually have decent bikes with droppers. I once rented a FS in Utah and while the bike was OK, not having a dropper was a downer as that is 100% useful in any riding that includes descents.

    be prepared it'll cost you $100+. the cheap bastard in me translates such cost into possible bike upgrades I could have instead.
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    A $500 deposit on a CC is common, usually $70-100 per day.

    I would say rent a bike for maximum fun, plus you're not pounding on your own equipment.
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    I always rent (call in advance to see which shop has a wider selection/something available in my size) and never had a bad experience. One time I even had a guide bring the MTB's for my wife and I to ride trails on the north shore of Kauai.

    Don't use a dropper so no worries if they don't have 'em.
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    Yes rent. Call ahead to make sure they have or will have your size. Sometimes they also have basic, sorta tricked out, and full blown models to choose from (at different prices, of course).

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    Call the shops and see if any manufacturers will be scheduling demo days. Free bikes to try out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Call the shops and see if any manufacturers will be scheduling demo days. Free bikes to try out.
    That痴 a dope idea I値l definitely be doing that!

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