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    Dh noob looking into downhill bike

    hey guys, I have been riding for a good 2-3 years on and off but with me getting my licence and a job I am looking into buying a used DH bike to ride mammoth this/ next summer, and my options are

    -Iron Horse Yakuza 2010 Boxxer Teams ( late 2011),ODI direct mount stem, Specialzed bars, Specialized henge seat, Lizard skin grips, Hayes stroker trail brakes, Azonic outlaw rims (rear rim needs some spoke adjustment),New pads and bled a month or so ago (rear brake needs re-bled), Maxxis minions front and rear. Rear is brand new. Maybe only 10 miles on it. Azonic 420 pedals (white), Gap cranks, Fox Van-R rear shock, Sram 970 cassette, $800

    -Scott Vertigo World Cup Downhill 26" mountain bike, Single Track Sun Rims, Kenda Kinetics Tires, Marzzochi Dangerboy front forks, Fox Vanilla RC rear shock, Bontrager 3 piece cranks, Blackspire front sprocket housing, Shamano derailer, Brand new rear casset, 8 speed, Titanium bars, Easton seat post $800

    -GT DHi race has
    ROCK SHOX BOXXER 7 IN. Travel
    * FOX VANILLA RC 8 IN. TRAVEL
    * XTR REAR DERAILLEUR (9-SPEED)
    * XTR CRANK W/ MRP CHAIN GUIDE
    * XTR BOTTOM BRACKET
    * EASTON SEAT POST
    * HAYES FRONT AND REAR HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES
    * FRONT TIRE NOKIAN GAZZALODDI JR. 26 X 2.6
    * REAR TIRE MAXXIS HIGHROLLER 26 X 2.35
    * RINGLE' FRONT HUB
    * HADLEY REAR HUB
    * KONA STEM W/AZONIC HANDLEBARS
    * AZONIC FREERIDE SEAT
    * LOCK-ON GRIPS W/ EXTRA GRIPS
    $750

    -building myself a bike off a intense m1 (2001 frame I think) $250,

    - Giant faith has brand new front rim never been used, Boxxer team race fork, Race Face Atlas bars, Hayes stroker trails brakes, azonic pedals, straitline chain guide, Race Face chain wheel, brand new chain never been used, swinger 4 way shock, and specialized butcher tires, 20" frame $1100,

    -santa cruse v10 ( not stock but parts unknown I need to check) $1100 .

    I just want to hear your opinions, and what you guys would choose and why. Thanks guys

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    I would say ride as many of them as you can and pick what feels the best to you ... I would make sure to get something with the newest geometry and the best in shape/working fork and shock since those are pretty expensive ..

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    if you haven't done any ski resort/ down hill biking before i wouldn't spend over $1k just incase you decide you don't like it. them choices look decent enough to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    if you haven't done any ski resort/ down hill biking before i wouldn't spend over $1k just incase you decide you don't like it. them choices look decent enough to me
    I tried it on a hardtail dimondback a year ago with stock suntour shocks. It did not go very well(at all), but I know thats my favorite type of biking after going, fast with drops and turns.

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    go get it! as dubber suggested, test drive a few different styles
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    k haha thanks guys

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