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    Downhilling at Keystone on a hardtail

    I was wondering if anybody has downhilled at Keystone on a hardtail? How was it?

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    Yes. Fine.

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    A HT can do just about as much as a FS with a skilled rider on board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    A HT can do just about as much as a FS with a skilled rider on board.
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    I worked at Keystone in the late 80's and we used to ride the lifts up and go apesh*t on full rigids, so I think you'll be just fine. I did collect a fair number of taco'd rims though.

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    u can, but better on FS
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    A HT can do just about as much as a FS with a skilled rider on board.
    indeed...
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    Its actually quite fun to ride on a HT... builds your skillz real quick like. Just about everything there is hit-able on a HT, save for the drop zone, and some of the new trails. I would say go for it! makes you fasta'!
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    it is definetly doable on a hardtail ive done it my self even on an old hard tail with v-brakes and 63mm of front suspension. i've also done it on a freeride hardtail with a 6in travel fork and on a trailbike with 5in of travel. the trailbike was definetly the most fun out of the three. Now i have a full suspension freeride bike and would suggest that if you plan on going there a lot it would be the best. however you will be fine on just about any decent bike (except the bigger drops).

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    For the record, I have nothing against hardtails! I swear.
    but I have a question.

    Why do some riders deliberately refuse to buy a FS bike and then act like riding a hardtail is some sign of being a badass? To each his own, I am fine with that but I have just read a lot of posts from HT riders giving off that vibe.

    If I want to pedal a moped up a fire road for 5 miles does that make me a badass or a dumbass? In my opinion some feats, although incredible, can just be stupid.

    If you want to ride a hardtail everywhere and hit everything and bomb down everything, that's great.

    Oh and yeah, A hardtail at Keystone would be fun. But a VP free would be a tad funner IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormvine
    Oh and yeah, A hardtail at Keystone would be fun. But a VP free would be a tad funner IMO.
    yeah thats what i was trying to say. if you are just going on vacation or something and you're taking your hardtail have fun and ride there. if you're building up a bike or buying a bike to ride there often for god's sakes get a freeride/downhill full suspension it will be much more fun! that's what they are made for!

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    I am not sure if you are talking about Keystone Colorado, but I have gone up to Winter Park, CO a few times on the hardtail and I have a great time. You may not want to do the double diamond trails but I have a ton of fun bombing down as fast as I can on the hardtail. I have 2.25" tires and disc brakes on my bike which make a big difference when going down.

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