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    DH bike advice

    Hey all,

    I have the marin attack trail 6.8 as my trail AM bike.
    Marin Bikes UK 2011

    I wanted to go in to DH ride, and did some light DH with it (the greens), and it looks like it handled it well.

    Was wondering 2 things:

    Can I use my AT for DH?

    IF not, should i buy the Marin QUAKE 7.9? or some other DH bike
    Amazon.com: 2009 Marin Quake 7.9 Med DH Downhill Bike Shimano Saint XT Marzocchi: Sports & Outdoors


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    Are you looking to buy used?

    Giant and Specialized both make "CHEAP" new bikes if you were after brand new.....

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    well I can get the QUAKE 7.9 or 7.8 for about 1500$.....brand new......

    how will your advice be now?

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    That bike is soon to be 5 years old. If it was me, I'd spend a little more and get a quality used bike like a Status or Glory for $2000ish. Plus I've never really liked the looks of the Quakes.

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    the Glory is a pretty awesome bike. It costs far less than most, and it is competitive with bikes that cost 3-4 times as much as it.
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