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    4x/dual slalom beginner

    im getting into the 4x/dual slalom thing right now and am wondering if there are any great 4-5 in travel 4x bikes that are cheap 2gs and under

    btw wut bike does wade bootes ride?

    and can a stinky with some adjustments to weight be used for 4x?

    this is the bike im looking into right now, although its probably way over my budget
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chikity China
    im getting into the 4x/dual slalom thing right now and am wondering if there are any great 4-5 in travel 4x bikes that are cheap 2gs and under

    btw wut bike does wade bootes ride?

    and can a stinky with some adjustments to weight be used for 4x?

    this is the bike im looking into right now, although its probably way over my budget
    That bikes like $3500 complete. Ride a hardtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSherpa
    That bikes like $3500 complete. Ride a hardtail.

    -TS
    yea....ummmmm. thx for stating the obvious i did say its way over my budget

    got a suggestion to a hard tail? da bomb molotov? p3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chikity China
    yea....ummmmm. thx for stating the obvious i did say its way over my budget

    got a suggestion to a hard tail? da bomb molotov? p3?
    Giant STP, Specialized P.3 (05 look sick), or maybe a Kona HT if your into that kind of thing.

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    get an SC chameleon if you can afford it... depending on how u get it set up it can be under 2g
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    Wade Bootes rides a custom built Trek with a pink camo paint job, Ive seen him race this bike in person and it is bad ass. But unfortunately its not available to the public.

    Like other people said, It would be a good idea to ride a hardtail with a budget of $2k. I ride the new 05' Specialized P3 and it is great for dual slalom/4x. I would highly recommend it. And you could also consider the Giant STP1 or building up a Santa Cruz Chameleon.

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    get a p3 and maybe lighten it up a bit ( if its really necasary)
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    p3 or a giant stp.
    i would go with redbull, maybe lighten it up if you need to.

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    thx guys, looks like the p3 is most popular

    forgot to mention that ill consider used to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chikity China
    thx guys, looks like the p3 is most popular

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    In that case, you definetely want to go with P.3 BUT it MUST be 2002 or older. They have a very balanced geometry and VERY light frame. Then it depends from the build. I regret that I sold mine . My next hardtail is P.3 again! Old P.3 !

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    get a yeti DJ

    look at the yeti dj the frame is like $600 and i know you could build one up one sweet for 2gs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frknlitebike
    look at the yeti dj the frame is like $600 and i know you could build one up one sweet for 2gs.
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    I have a 2004 P2 for 4x and it's great, the best jumping bike I have ever had, handles some DH fine and skate parks to. Great all around HT.

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    shame you dont live near by coz you could take the ruckus off my hands...

    anyways...as for a HT id go for the STP i like them better than the P.series...for the shorter stays etc...

    and yeti DJs are awesome...if you could afford one then id seriously consider doing one up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky13
    In that case, you definetely want to go with P.3 BUT it MUST be 2002 or older. They have a very balanced geometry and VERY light frame. Then it depends from the build. I regret that I sold mine . My next hardtail is P.3 again! Old P.3 !

    P.S. It is very stiff!
    you mean 2003 and older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo_Rob
    you mean 2003 and older.
    nope, 2002 and older.
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    Dude, Just stick with the P3 and stop listening to what other peoples dream bikes are. Specialized's P3 frame is much more durable and stiff than any other frame mentioned in this post. Plus the frame on the P3 has a LIFETIME warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky13
    nope, 2002 and older.
    but the first year of the current frame design was 2003

    i have an '03 P.1.

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    i like hardtails personally. get an stp or something like that, like all of them said. stp's are pretty cheap too i think. also i thought bootes just rode a custom painted fuel...carbon...ballsy

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    What frame would you guys rather have.

    Specialized p3


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    Im looking for frame, but I would rather just get a complete for simplicity sake. That and my build would most likely be too much for my skill level, so I think the ol' upgrade when things break routine would work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo_Rob
    but the first year of the current frame design was 2003

    i have an '03 P.1.
    This is exactly my point! 2002 and older P3s are much better than the new stuff, because it's lighter, as stiff as '03 or even better, more of "all arounder"; you can do anything from hardcore freeride to trials on that. It takes up to 7" DC too. Just my personal preference, nothing against your suggestion, don't get me wrong.
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    If you want to save cash, find an older used P3 frame and build it up. If you want to get a new bike, go with the 05' P3!
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    friend just got a 05 a mth ago sick bike rides soooo smooth. they had a problem with manitou not putting the damping cartridges in the first run so he blew out his fork in a week but he is getting it back because they recalled the fork. if u can aford it 05 p3 fo sho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramatica
    What frame would you guys rather have.

    Specialized p3


    Devinci Hucker


    Im looking for frame, but I would rather just get a complete for simplicity sake. That and my build would most likely be too much for my skill level, so I think the ol' upgrade when things break routine would work well.

    If you wish, just lay your opinion down.
    Are u serious man , P3 all the way!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramatica
    What frame would you guys rather have.

    Specialized p3


    Devinci Hucker


    Im looking for frame, but I would rather just get a complete for simplicity sake. That and my build would most likely be too much for my skill level, so I think the ol' upgrade when things break routine would work well.

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    hmm... man what you talkin' specialized is what da pros is rockin'
    sorry, but yeah the p3 i think it's a great all arounder good luck dude.

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    Bootes' Bike

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    Wade has 3 bikes, also he has been suspended for six months I heard for using a banned stimulant stimulant article

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    You know what. This whole time i have been looking at specialized, and freeride hardtails....I never thought to mix the 2....

    The P3 seems like a nice sick bike for me. It might be a very merry christmas.

    ps. Anyone at all think the hucker frame is sweet?....look at that chainstay.....o well...
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    The huckers frame does look pretty sweet to me, chainstays look very nice.

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    I am waiting to see what the Soul Cycles Mountain X frame looks like.
    The Super T you have is really a very good fork. I'd take that fork over a Fox 40 or a Boxer unless i was entering a fashon contest instead of a race

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    Another question.

    How big of a tire can you cram in the back of a P3? and that sherman can fit what? 2.5 at least?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramatica
    Another question.

    How big of a tire can you cram in the back of a P3? and that sherman can fit what? 2.5 at least?
    2.5, a bud runs 2.5 michelin on his

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chikity China
    2.5, a bud runs 2.5 michelin on his
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    cool adjustable vertical dropouts (similar to Cowan) on the Hucker, so you can run SS if you want, but easier wheel changes if you run gears.

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    DaBomb Molotov for 4X

    I'm very happy with my new DaBomb Molotov (pictures below) - note that it only comes in a 16" frame though. If you have $2K to spend on a 4X/DS type bike, it's definitely worth considering, although I haven't had a chance to ride mine on a 4X course yet. I use mine more for street/trail/park, light freeriding, and even some trials - it seems to be a very versatile bike.
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    I have a P-3 frame for sale cheap. my contact dhtahoe2003@yahoo.com

    Because I like to help newbies get into the sport I'll cut ya a deal... e-mail me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chikity China
    im getting into the 4x/dual slalom thing right now and am wondering if there are any great 4-5 in travel 4x bikes that are cheap 2gs and under

    btw wut bike does wade bootes ride?

    and can a stinky with some adjustments to weight be used for 4x?

    this is the bike im looking into right now, although its probably way over my budget
    If you are looking for a DS frame with rear suspension, I have a Kona Dudu with a Romic Shock that needs a new home.... PM me for info....

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlad
    I'm very happy with my new DaBomb Molotov (pictures below)
    So whaddya think of my new ride? Look OK? One thing I think I'm gonna have to upgrade is a stiffer spring on the Psylo. For the rest I'm pretty happy the way it is - seems great for all kind of riding I think? I'm not that experienced, so I welcome learning from any thoughts you may have to offer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenschwinn
    I am waiting to see what the Soul Cycles Mountain X frame looks like.
    I've seen some proprietary CAD shots of the new 4X frame, and let me say it is going to be fantastic. Can't wait until they get released....

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    I have the same DWGs and am anxiously awaiting a production model...

    Mid December is what I was told
    The Super T you have is really a very good fork. I'd take that fork over a Fox 40 or a Boxer unless i was entering a fashon contest instead of a race

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhtahoe
    I have a P-3 frame for sale cheap. my contact dhtahoe2003@yahoo.com

    Because I like to help newbies get into the sport I'll cut ya a deal... e-mail me.
    I'm a newbie. Sell that thing to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    I'm a newbie. Sell that thing to me.
    Your not a newbie ya rammer. Do you really want it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhtahoe
    Your not a newbie ya rammer. Do you really want it?
    If it really is a deal. The headtube on my enduro is starting to ovalize. Check your email.

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