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    best bike for 2008

    I need a new frame for 2008 because ill start racing in the spring... I was thinkin a demo 9 or demo 8 pro or DH. Any suggestions?
    '08 Turner DHR :)

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    what coast are you on and what courses are you racing?
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    here we go again, another 'best' thread....

    Demo's are great bikes. The D9 isn't a great race bike, however, as it's a pig. my buddy's is built with a killer parts spec (best of everything) and it weighs in a 48lbs... he still swept the angel-fire race by 40 some seconds though !

    Last year my Demo went from 43lbs stock to 38 back to 42 ish... (size large btw). it could handle anything. best bike i've owned thus far.

    For racing only, however, there are far better choices out there. Turner DHR, Socom, M6, morewoods, supreme DH, etc.

    Can't give a honest suggestion unless we know where you race, what class you race (beginner i would assume since this will be your first ), how much you weigh, how tall you are, what suspension design you like, etc.
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    IH sunday
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    anything intense
    glory? this is my ride for next year, will cost me abit to make it 40lbs

    i love the sunday, been on my WC for a few years now, after riding a reign x all summer, i am looking forward to the glory!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chooofoojoo
    here we go again, another 'best' thread....

    Demo's are great bikes. The D9 isn't a great race bike, however, as it's a pig. my buddy's is built with a killer parts spec (best of everything) and it weighs in a 48lbs... he still swept the angel-fire race by 40 some seconds though !
    It must not be that killer of parts spec, because my demo 9 wieghs in around 44/45 lbs. Come to think of it I think a stock demo 9 was about 48 lbs or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skate
    It must not be that killer of parts spec, because my demo 9 wieghs in around 44/45 lbs. Come to think of it I think a stock demo 9 was about 48 lbs or so.
    I said best, not lightest

    888rc2x, Rocco WC, Diabolous w/ e13 SRS, 729s on Hugis, pin'its (regrettably not too light), Codes, etc. etc. heavy stuff, but they come together to perform amazing.
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    Oh good, black water racing is gonna start racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover Nick
    Oh good, black water racing is gonna start racing

    might slow down the inane threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighitboy
    IH sunday
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    glory? this is my ride for next year, will cost me abit to make it 40lbs

    i love the sunday, been on my WC for a few years now, after riding a reign x all summer, i am looking forward to the glory!
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    I think glory DHs are great bang for the buck.
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    East coast, 5" 8', suspension design dont really matter, my friend has a glory. Insane bike... although i dont have the green to spend on a glory... if i did, i would do it. He got his dirt cheap
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    Turner DHR

    Surprised nobody recommends these things in all these BS "whatz da bestest?!" threads that pop up.

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    I'd second the turner. If I was looking for a new frame, that'd be at the top pf my list.

    Aren't Demo's over $6000 for 2008, so scratch that off the list if money is an issue

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    what about the Iron Horse Sunday... the black and pink one, I dont even care how gay it may look. To me that bike is the $#!%
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwater racing1013
    East coast, 5" 8', suspension design dont really matter, my friend has a glory. Insane bike... although i dont have the green to spend on a glory... if i did, i would do it. He got his dirt cheap
    HUH?

    You want the "best," but suspension design does not matter, and you can't even afford a glory?







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    Well sunday is the **** if your into pure racing. That looks are ok especialy if you like to piss ppl. I know I do :P . BTW. the zoke looks ps'ed or am I wrong?

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    To me, the best bike for 2008 is the one you had in 2007... it it ain't broke don't fix it... but you can get it powder coated and then it'll be an all new 2008 Bike

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    MTBR needs to enforce a minimum age requirement...

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    What age limit do you have in line Rb?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwater racing1013
    What age limit do you have in line Rb?
    best be 21... if you can't be drunk while you're posting, better not post at all!

    I think the mod's just need to have a quantitative 'is this user making useless threads' ban-hammer rule.

    Sooooo.. now that money has been thrown into the game, you aren't going to get "The best 2008 frame".... let's get some more info out there so we can end this thread already...
    What's your budget?
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    I don't race but I just bought a Demo 8 II. I've been bombing down the rocky technical runs on the North side of South Mountain (Phoenix) and the bike handles extremely well. The fox 40 / DHX 5 soak up some big rock steeps and ledge jumps at speed. Also hit some big DH trails in Flagstaff. Bike is med frame and weighs 40 pounds. I'm 5' 10" and weigh 180. It's damn fast on the rocky, knarly, stuff if you set the suspension up right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chooofoojoo
    I said best, not lightest

    888rc2x, Rocco WC, Diabolous w/ e13 SRS, 729s on Hugis, pin'its (regrettably not too light), Codes, etc. etc. heavy stuff, but they come together to perform amazing.
    Your fork selection is debatable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistol2Ne
    Your fork selection is debatable
    don't try to sway him from his marzocchi. And he currently has an RC3 WC on order...
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    don't race but I just bought a Demo 8 II. I've been bombing down the rocky technical runs on the North side of South Mountain (Phoenix) and the bike handles extremely well. The fox 40 / DHX 5 soak up some big rock steeps and ledge jumps at speed. Also hit some big DH trails in Flagstaff. Bike is med frame and weighs 40 pounds. I'm 5' 10" and weigh 180. It's damn fast on the rocky, knarly, stuff if you set the suspension up right.<!-- / message -->
    hey nice set-up. The 40s and the DHX help when you get into the gnar, they are smooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwater racing1013
    What age limit do you have in line Rb?
    visit this site pinkbike.com and write on there

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwater racing1013
    what about the Iron Horse Sunday... the black and pink one, I dont even care how gay it may look. To me that bike is the $#!%
    For racing its the ****.

    For any other riding other than racing, its ****.
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    This one looks pretty sick. 65 tooth chain ring so you can haul a$$, full suspension, small wheels so they don't get bent, and it's foldable so you can tote it around easily! What more could you want???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freerider Forever

    This one looks pretty sick. 65 tooth chain ring so you can haul a$$, full suspension, small wheels so they don't get bent, and it's foldable so you can tote it around easily! What more could you want???
    Disc brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chooofoojoo
    best be 21... if you can't be drunk while you're posting, better not post at all!
    Being 21 and being drunk don't have too much to do with each other

    EDIT: I will say that if you are under 21 and drunk, and posting on here while drunk, that you really need to get a life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Method of Rhythm
    Disc brakes.

    and a kick stand and bell!

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    but other countries you dont have to be 21 so get over yourself
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    Yea, im going to have to say no on 21. If your old enough to drive then you should be able to be on MTBR. Any ways, my budget is a little over 2,000.abey pushing 27ish.
    '08 Turner DHR :)

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    I could've sworn you had a huge thread on this earlier.. same topic .. in fact it sounds like the answers are pretty similar ... I'm bored and its raining so i'm going to find that old thread.

    and refer you to it.

    Here it is
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=355323

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    HAHA
    god... Im lame
    But im a kid... give me a break, Kids want everything.
    '08 Turner DHR :)

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    I'd say go for a Transition... I'm sure somebody on here, ebay, craigslist, etc. is getting rid of their dirtbag or Gran Mal so they can upgrade to a blindside. They're comfy, fast, and durable (which all happen to be three things you're going to need on your first dh/race bike). I had a Gran Mal before my Demo 7 and I absolutely loved the sh!t out of it.

    If you want to go no holds barred, get a used bike. You can get so much more bike for the money with used than with new. You'll probably have to bleed brakes, maybe rebuild the fork or true up the wheels, but your $2500 for a used bike will get you much more than if you spent that cash on something new. Besides, if it's used you wont worry too much about scratching the frame or crashing on it... therefore you will go faster because you'll care less.

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    true true... haha its funny... im looking at a blindside and grand mal right now
    '08 Turner DHR :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwater racing1013
    god... Im lame
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    i like the shirt
    '08 Turner DHR :)

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