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    hey guys

    hey, im new to the forum, but definitely not new to riding... i have had custom full suspension bike built by me, and i have a 2007 gt avalanche 3.0 disc... i am wanting to make the avalanche my main freeride bike, due to the full susp got ran over... i am wondering where you guys would start, right now the fork is worn out from drops that were not rated for the fork, other than that, i am goin to throw some paint on it, and what else would you guys do?

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    Um. Get a new bike. Seriously if you want to really freeride save your pennies and buy something better. No amount of paint will make that bike a good freeride bike.

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    yeah, i know its not the best choice for freeride, but ive had it for close to 3 yrs now, and ive done everything from 10 ft drops, to uphill climbs and everything inbetween on it... i just now got back into the sport, see, i race quads, and once my full suspension bike got trashed i turned my attention to my quad, but now i am wanting to put some money into my bike to make it more reliable on the big drops and jumps....

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    You'll have to be more specific about what's on your bike, what problems it has, what you want to do with it, budget, etc.

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    well its a 2007 gt avalanche 3.0 disc... its completely stock except for the platform pedals, heavy duty innertubes, and seat, what fork would you recommend for freeride?

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    my budget is around $200

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    I wouldn't put any more money into that bike.

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    dont, just dont
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    Well either you're trolling, or you're serious. If it's the latter, please follow the advice we're giving you. That bike is NOT for freeride. At least, the definition of we all have here of freeride. Freeride is a term used to describe a style of riding that is extreme. Jumps, drops, and very technical terrain. I'll help you out. Google "Red Bull Rampage". K, now watch some video's of this event. Done? Ok, a bike built for freeriding is built to handle that kind of abuse. If you still think you can build your bike can be built up to that standard (please say no), you have no business mountain biking. In fact, you will probably severely hurt yourself using that bike. If you classify freeriding is just riding wherever i.e. "trail blazing", then if it's very moderate terrain, sure, the bike will suffice.

    If this was a trolling thread, I applaud you sir, that was funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    well its a 2007 gt avalanche 3.0 disc... its completely stock except for the platform pedals, heavy duty innertubes, and seat, what fork would you recommend for freeride?
    10 foot drops?
    Damn.
    I once did a 300 foot gap on my cross country racing bike WHILE banging Jessica Simpson.
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    ten foot drops? Gt avalanch?
    if you dont have much money save some more and buy something used. 500 to 1000 dollars gan get you a pretty good used rig these days if you just look for it. I got my giant faith 3 for 600.

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    Since you are insistent. Paint it red. Red is a fast color. It's science. Plus spray paint seems to be in your budget.

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    sell the bike, save some more $, and get another bike

    ...but if you are gonna keep it, change the fork, headset, bottom bracket, cranks, wheels, tires, grips, bar, stem, brakes, derailleur, shifters, seat, seat post, add a rear shock to the frame, add a chainguide

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    sell the bike, save some more $, and get another bike

    ...but if you are gonna keep it, change the frame, the fork, headset, bottom bracket, cranks, wheels, tires, grips, bar, stem, brakes, derailleur, shifters, seat, seat post, add a chainguide. Keep the paint.
    There, fixed it for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman2058
    There, fixed it for ya.
    haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by slothoncanvas
    I wouldn't put any more money into that bike.
    time for new bike
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    ok guys, i know how to ride, i have been for 15 yrs... and trust me i have done 10ft drops on this bike, its definitely possible, and i know what freeriding is!!!! im not going to buy another bike, i was just wanting to use this bike as something to mess around on the local jumps and drops inbetween quad racing seasons... so if anyone wants to give me some helpful advice, it would be appreciated... thats my quad, recently put over 2 grand in it, so thats why i dont want to spend another grand on a bike, i was just wanting to do some minor mods to my bike...
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    Stick with quad racing.
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    love this thread!

    hucker92 - F the haters. Keep hucking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpet
    love this thread!

    hucker92 - F the haters. Keep hucking!
    finally someone who agrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    finally someone who agrees
    Never mind.

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    this thread is comedy gold!

    and coming from me, with my unshakable reputation that has to say some thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    ok guys, i know how to ride, i have been for 15 yrs... and trust me i have done 10ft drops on this bike, its definitely possible, and i know what freeriding is!!!! im not going to buy another bike, i was just wanting to use this bike as something to mess around on the local jumps and drops inbetween quad racing seasons... so if anyone wants to give me some helpful advice, it would be appreciated... thats my quad, recently put over 2 grand in it, so thats why i dont want to spend another grand on a bike, i was just wanting to do some minor mods to my bike...
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    This thread has inspired me to buy a Fox 40 and throw it on my trek 4300, and tell all the haters to go f**k themselves.

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    ok guys, i thought i would just ask for some help with my bike, but instead i got nothing but insults, everything i said is true, i dont know why people on this forum doubt me, would u guys recommend just getting a stronger hardtail frame thats ment to take the abuse, and just switch over parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsca07
    This thread has inspired me to buy a Fox 40 and throw it on my trek 4300, and tell all the haters to go f**k themselves.
    can I be hater # 1....oh I hate that idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    ok guys, i thought i would just ask for some help with my bike, but instead i got nothing but insults, everything i said is true, i dont know why people on this forum doubt me, would u guys recommend just getting a stronger hardtail frame thats ment to take the abuse, and just switch over parts?
    OK here you go because you can't figure it out on your own.....

    the bike is not worth upgrading....got it!!!!!!!!....

    it is not made to do 10 ft drops..got it!!!!!!.....

    people telling you to get a new frame is good advice.....got it!!!!

    you asking a question and then getting an answer that you don't like and fighting that is stupid...don't ask a question if you can't handle the replys back

    In no way guys were trying to insult you...until you started saying stuff back..got it!!!

    get thicker skin....got it

    who cares about any pics of a quad or racecar....doesn't mean you can do anything...and I doubt your 10 footers are true....show a picture ....10 footers are big....and I don't want to see a 1 foot kicker with an endless tranny and you saying it is a 10 foot drop....because that is just a one foot booter in my book
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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    ok guys, i thought i would just ask for some help with my bike, but instead i got nothing but insults, everything i said is true, i dont know why people on this forum doubt me, would u guys recommend just getting a stronger hardtail frame thats ment to take the abuse, and just switch over parts?
    listen, mate from a mtbr flame victim veteran.

    this has to be the most vindictive and childish forums i have ever seen, the mods suck at their job at keeping things polite.

    they attack PB saying it is noobish when every single person on here with a ridicules post count is as bad as they claim the people on PB are, worse in some cases.

    one single question asking for genuine answers with a slight lack of knowledge behind them is enough to star a flame war on here. its pathetic.

    granted im 16, but i have more maturity then loads of people on here.

    hucker you best bet is to keep the thread going and sift out the flame attacks (majority of posts) but there is some valuable information out there, so don you flame proof suite!
    Quote Originally Posted by [Orge
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    ok guys, everything else beside, which frame would you recommend for around $300 that can take abuse for freeride? used or new

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    SMT you are a tool

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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    ok guys, everything else beside, which frame would you recommend for around $300 that can take abuse for freeride? used or new
    not sure of the top of my head, but i know you will have to go used to stand a chance of any thing decent.
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    im guessin it will prob hav to be a hardtail...

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    i found a kona chute frame with a front der. seat post and seat, rear hyd disc brakes, for 175 on ebay... looks pretty good, what do ya think?

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    azonic steelheads are pretty tuff for freeridin.
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    yeah, i found one of those for i think it was 300, used, i just got back into the sport, and i dont know much about azonic

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    as far as i can tell azonic is mainly re-badged catalogue products, it may be possible to find the same frame with a different badge cheaper in some cases.

    EDIT: just had a thought, two guys i ride with who ride hardtail's both are on NS bikes. they seem pretty good frames, maybe worth a look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bxxer rider
    listen, mate from a mtbr flame victim veteran.

    this has to be the most vindictive and childish forums i have ever seen, the mods suck at their job at keeping things polite.

    they attack PB saying it is noobish when every single person on here with a ridicules post count is as bad as they claim the people on PB are, worse in some cases.

    one single question asking for genuine answers with a slight lack of knowledge behind them is enough to star a flame war on here. its pathetic.

    granted im 16, but i have more maturity then loads of people on here.

    hucker you best bet is to keep the thread going and sift out the flame attacks (majority of posts) but there is some valuable information out there, so don you flame proof suite!
    He asked about the bikes. People told him it wouldn't hold up. He ignored it and started attacking the people giving him advice. I don't think anyone is flaming him, just telling him what he doesn't want to hear, which is that he need a new bike.

    Norco Rampage. Solid freeride hardtail. $150 tops on pinkbike. Get An 05ish Marz 66 or z1. And some new wheels, Outlaws maybe. But the bottom line is you need at the least a new frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    yeah, i found one of those for i think it was 300, used, i just got back into the sport, and i dont know much about azonic

    Weren't you just telling all the people here, including me, that you've been riding for 15 years and you know what you're doing? And as far as your boo-hoo response, SMT was right. You didn't get your answer that YOU wanted, even though YOU came here for advice. And bxxer rider, boo-hoo as well. You've probably done the same and that's why you're a poor victim, just like hucker. As far as the responses you didn't like hucker, they were all valid. That bike is not worth a dime to try and get to "freeride" status. IT'S NOT BUILT FOR IT. It's like saying you want to take your Honda civic, make it faster, and race it against Indy cars. You really think I would WASTE my time to try giving you sound advice if I wasn't trying to help you? I don't even know you so I could give a sh*t about what you spend your money on. But you're a rider, like me, so I'm trying my best to steer you in the right direction. You say you've been out of the sport for awhile. You can be the best quad rider in the world, and still not know sh*t about mountain bikes. Bike technology has changed dramatically. Back in the day, freeriding was done with "weaker" bikes. That's true. Why? Because the technology wasn't there. It is now. Which means the lower end bikes are made even more cheaply. Cheap welds, cheap aluminium, and cheap parts. Combine those three and add freeridng into the mix, and that equals FAIL. Your avalanche is not bad for what it was built for. That's moderate trails. Not freeriding. That's all we're trying to tell you. If you still think you can throw a 180mm fork on it and huck something, even with all the advice you've been given, I promise I'll ride right past you when you're sprawled out on the trail.

    The best advice: SAVE UP, BUY SOMETING BETTER. And if you really want to huck, go full suspension. Easier on the body. If you're as old as you've implied (been riding for 15 years), the body doesn't hold up as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsca07
    Weren't you just telling all the people here, including me, that you've been riding for 15 years and you know what you're doing? And as far as your boo-hoo response, SMT was right. You didn't get your answer that YOU wanted, even though YOU came here for advice. And bxxer rider, boo-hoo as well. You've probably done the same and that's why you're a poor victim, just like hucker. As far as the responses you didn't like hucker, they were all valid. That bike is not worth a dime to try and get to "freeride" status. IT'S NOT BUILT FOR IT. It's like saying you want to take your Honda civic, make it faster, and race it against Indy cars. You really think I would WASTE my time to try giving you sound advice if I wasn't trying to help you? I don't even know you so I could give a sh*t about what you spend your money on. But you're a rider, like me, so I'm trying my best to steer you in the right direction. You say you've been out of the sport for awhile. You can be the best quad rider in the world, and still not know sh*t about mountain bikes. Bike technology has changed dramatically, just in the last 5 years. Back in the day, freeriding was done with "weaker" bikes. That's true. Why? Because the technology wasn't there. It is now. Which means the lower end bikes are made even more cheaply. Cheap welds, cheap aluminium, and cheap parts. Combine those three and add freeridng into the mix, and that equals FAIL. Your avalanche is not bad for what it was built for. That's moderate trails. Not freeriding. That's all we're trying to tell you. If you still think you can throw a 180mm fork on it and huck something, even with all the advice you've been given, I promise I'll ride right past you when you're sprawled out on the trail.

    The best advice: SAVE UP, BUY SOMETING BETTER. And if you really want to huck, go full suspension. Easier on the body. If you're as old as you've implied (been riding for 15 years), the body doesn't hold up as well
    yes he came on here for advice, and was greeted by the same old **** that is dealt out by those on here for the fun of it, not to provide or receive valuable information.
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    I hate to say it but really go to pinkbike and look at their classifieds

    You could find a decent used bike cheep
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    i like the sette venom frame, ill prob get that soon, throw on some parts i got lying around, and go have fun, and later get some outlaw rims, and a bomber fork.... thanks guys

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    not even a good troll thread or good flame thread.

    it should be deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    i like the sette venom frame, ill prob get that soon, throw on some parts i got lying around, and go have fun, and later get some outlaw rims, and a bomber fork.... thanks guys
    you probably have to run a fork with probably at least 150mm of travel on that frame

    ....and it'd also be a really good idea to get a chianguide and a shorter stem when you order the frame if you're just gonna be swappin parts over from your gt

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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    i like the sette venom frame, ill prob get that soon, throw on some parts i got lying around, and go have fun, and later get some outlaw rims, and a bomber fork.... thanks guys

    Now we're talking

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    Quote Originally Posted by bxxer rider
    yes he came on here for advice, and was greeted by the same old **** that is dealt out by those on here for the fun of it, not to provide or receive valuable information.
    Really? Wait, let us put that back in perspective shall we? Here is post number 1 on MTBR from hucker92:

    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    hey, im new to the forum, but definitely not new to riding... i have had custom full suspension bike built by me, and i have a 2007 gt avalanche 3.0 disc... i am wanting to make the avalanche my main freeride bike, due to the full susp got ran over... i am wondering where you guys would start, right now the fork is worn out from drops that were not rated for the fork, other than that, i am goin to throw some paint on it, and what else would you guys do?
    Custom full sus "built by me" got ran over? Yah really? Pics please?
    "Drops not rated for the fork"? Huh? What? You mean the drops couldn't handle the abuse dished out by the fork?
    "Throw some paint on it". Obviously, that's the FIRST thing we all do when we look for things to upgrade on our "freeride" bikes.

    So you want to complain about a few of us having a bit of fun with that? This would be a pretty dull place if all we did was recite bike catalogues to each other all day long, and tell people to buy whatever bike/parts/clothes/shoes/gloves/tires/helmets/body armor/chainlube we happen to be rocking right now, wouldn't it? And I don't think he got flamed that bad at all - and comparing mtbr to PB is...well.....I lack words....

    Just for reference, this is a pic of an ACTUAL 10 foot drop. 10' at the face, pretty much. I'm not taking no GT Avalanche off that thing, I can tell you that much. My old Enduro SL barely made it (and I didn't - sprained wrist to show for my troubles).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    ok guys, i know how to ride, i have been for 15 yrs... and trust me i have done 10ft drops on this bike, its definitely possible, and i know what freeriding is!!!! im not going to buy another bike, i was just wanting to use this bike as something to mess around on the local jumps and drops inbetween quad racing seasons... so if anyone wants to give me some helpful advice, it would be appreciated... thats my quad, recently put over 2 grand in it, so thats why i dont want to spend another grand on a bike, i was just wanting to do some minor mods to my bike...
    4-poke, er... joke, er... stroke! 4-stroke! ... where did you put 2 grand into it? that thing looks pretttty stock to me...

    you will die doing freeride on an avalanche 3.0

    speed kills...
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    i'm an a$$hole!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    The way I see it right now, if my bike is too heavy, then I'm too weak!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman2058
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    Just for reference, this is a pic of an ACTUAL 10 foot drop. 10' at the face, pretty much. I'm not taking no GT Avalanche off that thing, I can tell you that much. My old Enduro SL barely made it (and I didn't - sprained wrist to show for my troubles).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    here is over 10 feet
    That pic does no justice. Got any others of that drop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman2058
    That pic does no justice. Got any others of that drop?
    yeah.................
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    ok, so my asinine forum behavior aside, i'd reccomend you look through the pinkbike classifieds for a transition vagrant (I, ummm wanna do naughty things to mine... i love it that much) or a banshee morphine... $300, unfortunatly, isn't really gonna get you very far unless your REAL crafty.

    Hardrock frames are pretty damned strong, and the whole bike can be had for cheap. I've heard of (heard of) people putting fox 40s on a hardrock and ride them pretty hard without issue for a couple of seasons. Granted, i think it's a total waste of a fox 40, but it has supposedly worked. nab up a hardrock frame, slap on a domain... and go riding! I'm not reccomending you do this, but i've heard a few stories of this general idea being effectively applied... soooo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexJK
    ok, so my asinine forum behavior aside, i'd reccomend you look through the pinkbike classifieds for a transition vagrant (I, ummm wanna do naughty things to mine... i love it that much) or a banshee morphine... $300, unfortunatly, isn't really gonna get you very far unless your REAL crafty.

    Hardrock frames are pretty damned strong, and the whole bike can be had for cheap. I've heard of (heard of) people putting fox 40s on a hardrock and ride them pretty hard without issue for a couple of seasons. Granted, i think it's a total waste of a fox 40, but it has supposedly worked. nab up a hardrock frame, slap on a domain... and go riding! I'm not reccomending you do this, but i've heard a few stories of this general idea being effectively applied... soooo...
    a friend did that to a hardrock sport but with a junior-t pro, and the geo on the 04 one was so off it really was the worse then to ride, compared to when it had rst's on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsca07
    This thread has inspired me to buy a Fox 40 and throw it on my trek 4300, and tell all the haters to go f**k themselves.
    OMG It inspired me to put a RockShox Boxxer WC on my Trek 820, a similar situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman2058

    Just for reference, this is a pic of an ACTUAL 10 foot drop. 10' at the face, pretty much. I'm not taking no GT Avalanche off that thing, I can tell you that much. My old Enduro SL barely made it (and I didn't - sprained wrist to show for my troubles).
    Okey dokey, well first off, im not doubting that's a 10 ft. drop. Second nice bike. Third, you sprained your wrist because the landing was flat, not because it was 10ft., and you could do that on a hardtail or bmx, not with speed, but you could wheelie drop it, and maybe that is what hucker is talking about, not bombing down the hill and hitting the drop full speed. He did say that he has been riding for 15 years, and 15 years ago you did wheelie drops, not transitions.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNjwjvLvVKc
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    This forum is truly comical. My biggest piece of advice would be this: I know it seems like a lot of money but a bike below the $400 range is just not worth getting for freeride. Walmart has bikes in that price range and believe me...Walmart is not trying to corner the market on freeride bikes lol.

    That being said. I would save up $500 and buy something worth keeping. If you buy complete bike used, you could end up with a pretty decent bike. Buying a frame and transferring parts from that cheap bike does not make sense. The parts will crumble.

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    The first is about a 10+ ladder drop at my local ride spot. Forget doing it on a gt avalanche. I still have not done this yet on my 2009 sx trail...the run-in is a little sketchy because the ladder is so steep. Not to mention...its huge.

    the second is a buddy of mine hitting another 7ft+ drop at our local ride spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB-AHOLIC
    The first is about a 10+ ladder drop at my local ride spot. Forget doing it on a gt avalanche. I still have not done this yet on my 2009 sx trail...the run-in is a little sketchy because the ladder is so steep. Not to mention...its huge.

    the second is a buddy of mine hitting another 7ft+ drop at our local ride spot.
    Looks pretty sweet, where's it at?
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    cool, now this thread is about how my drop is bigger than your drop.

    I want to see some pimped-out Avalanche photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajd245246
    Looks pretty sweet, where's it at?
    Its private land in GA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajd245246
    Okey dokey, well first off, im not doubting that's a 10 ft. drop. Second nice bike. Third, you sprained your wrist because the landing was flat, not because it was 10ft., and you could do that on a hardtail or bmx, not with speed, but you could wheelie drop it, and maybe that is what hucker is talking about, not bombing down the hill and hitting the drop full speed. He did say that he has been riding for 15 years, and 15 years ago you did wheelie drops, not transitions.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNjwjvLvVKc
    Uhm....nope. This one actually has got a proper tranny, but other than that it is actually pretty scetchy. You have to hit it perfectly on line, or else you head for some nasty trouble on the side of the run-out.
    I did not, and went down hard when I tried to correct my trajectory after landing. (you can see how I drift off to the left of the trail, and as I try to steer my way back on course, the front washes out and then catches a root. Pretty nasty slam follows....). 6 weeks off the bike was the bill.

    Video proof:

    http://www.icemandrums.com/Samurai_J...an_10_2009.wmv

    Anyway, back on topic. I am so NOT going to try that on a GT Avalanche (or any other hardtail for that matter). I am too old, don't have the skills, and I like my ankles just the way they are, thanks. New paint or no new paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB-AHOLIC
    Its private land in GA.
    awww man only 800 miles away
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    I think Hucker has got it now so no need to keep beatin that horse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman2058
    Anyway, back on topic. I am so NOT going to try that on a GT Avalanche (or any other hardtail for that matter). I am too old, don't have the skills, and I like my ankles just the way they are, thanks. New paint or no new paint.
    good call
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    whats this "pinkbikes" you guys are talking about? thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    whats this "pinkbikes" you guys are talking about? thnx

    They're talking about a website, Pinkbike.com. It has a reputation for severely exaggerated boasts on its forums. Like, a 2 foot curb becomes a 20 foot drop. With that said though, I love Pinkbike and there's a lot of good people/riders that post and visit the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman2058
    Uhm....nope. This one actually has got a proper tranny, but other than that it is actually pretty scetchy. You have to hit it perfectly on line, or else you head for some nasty trouble on the side of the run-out.
    I did not, and went down hard when I tried to correct my trajectory after landing. (you can see how I drift off to the left of the trail, and as I try to steer my way back on course, the front washes out and then catches a root. Pretty nasty slam follows....). 6 weeks off the bike was the bill.

    Video proof:

    http://www.icemandrums.com/Samurai_J...an_10_2009.wmv

    Anyway, back on topic. I am so NOT going to try that on a GT Avalanche (or any other hardtail for that matter). I am too old, don't have the skills, and I like my ankles just the way they are, thanks. New paint or no new paint.
    novice question:

    How come you turned your handlebars? If you kept your front wheel straight you would of been fine, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcook1989
    Since you are insistent. Paint it red. Red is a fast color. It's science. Plus spray paint seems to be in your budget.

    HAHAHA BEST ADVICE I'VE READ IN A WHILE!!!



    ...since you're so insistent. hahahah
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    Pinkbikes classifieds are worth a good look over.
    There pretty well organized, other than that tho...
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    Don't listen to these snooty DH'rs. Go big on the avalanche until it dies then you can upgrade.Just make sure someone videotapes it. Didn't you guys watch the original Cranked movies where everyone was going big on hardtails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctownposse
    Don't listen to these snooty DH'rs. Go big on the avalanche until it dies then you can upgrade.Just make sure someone videotapes it. Didn't you guys watch the original Cranked movies where everyone was going big on hardtails?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctownposse
    Don't listen to these snooty DH'rs. Go big on the avalanche until it dies then you can upgrade.Just make sure someone videotapes it. Didn't you guys watch the original Cranked movies where everyone was going big on hardtails?
    You mean like my hardtail?
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    and why are you racing a Craptor... er... Raptor 660?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    The way I see it right now, if my bike is too heavy, then I'm too weak!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctownposse
    Don't listen to these snooty DH'rs. Go big on the avalanche until it dies then you can upgrade.Just make sure someone videotapes it. Didn't you guys watch the original Cranked movies where everyone was going big on hardtails?
    Couldn't agree more, i said basically the same thing farther up the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexJK
    You mean like my hardtail?
    How much did you pay for that?
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    This 3D forums stuff is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4241266839/" title="double-finger by tingers1, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4241266839_383f0bf407_o.gif" width="37" height="15" alt="double-finger" /></a> Hey look I can do the smiley face thing also. What's bad, besides you wagging your finger at people?

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    Video proof:

    http://www.icemandrums.com/Samurai_J...an_10_2009.wmv

    Wheres this at? Definately not in "Who dat" country!
    The guy yo' momma "act" like she don't know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F.
    Video proof:

    http://www.icemandrums.com/Samurai_J...an_10_2009.wmv

    Wheres this at? Definately not in "Who dat" country!
    nice !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctownposse
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4241266839/" title="double-finger by tingers1, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4241266839_383f0bf407_o.gif" width="37" height="15" alt="double-finger" /></a> Hey look I can do the smiley face thing also. What's bad, besides you wagging your finger at people?

    getting hurt sucks.....wouldn't want to see anyone hurt
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    norco freeride hardtail....

    Quote Originally Posted by hucker92
    ok guys, everything else beside, which frame would you recommend for around $300 that can take abuse for freeride? used or new
    look for one....manik, bigfoot, etc. it will break you before you break it.....

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    Flame on. Tuff love for the dumb question askers. Burn em.
    i want to post more but i can't stop riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexJK
    You mean like my hardtail?
    looks pretty nice, but....

    are they plastic pedals?

    And it looks like the front hose/brake housing is a bot short from that picture....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctownposse
    Don't listen to these snooty DH'rs. Go big on the avalanche until it dies then you can upgrade.Just make sure someone videotapes it. Didn't you guys watch the original Cranked movies where everyone was going big on hardtails?
    Look all im saying is he's not gonna be hittin' 10' drops on a fvcking gt avalanche. Save the pennies and upgrade! Worst advice...Not worth killing yourself.

    None of the people on this forum are snooty...the reason they are here is because they want to answer this man's question. Which they did multiple times. This thread has been resolved and hucker92 has plenty of resources to upgrade/buy his bike. Stop taking sides and arguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajd245246
    How much did you pay for that?
    $450 without wheels, seatpost, chain, and SS kit. (EVERYTHING else was included, like the tires )

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    looks pretty nice, but....

    are they plastic pedals?

    And it looks like the front hose/brake housing is a bot short from that picture....?
    Yep, those are plastic pedals, the only reason they were on there is because i was doing a night ride and they look cool because they glow the odyssey twisted PCs have a LOT of grip.

    otherwise, i use transition stepdowns

    the brake hoses are a bit short for my liking, when i get my fork rebuilt i'll see if i have money for stainless braided lines
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    This thread is full of silly gooses.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIKESerFUN
    This thread is full of silly gooses.....
    GEESE!! god... friggin get it right!



    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    The way I see it right now, if my bike is too heavy, then I'm too weak!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F.
    Video proof:

    http://www.icemandrums.com/Samurai_J...an_10_2009.wmv

    Wheres this at? Definately not in "Who dat" country!
    Defintely not!
    Dis be Israel mon. (But I've lived in the States previously, and my parents are US citizens...CA....so I grew up on the NFL sauce....)

    Quote Originally Posted by 6f6rider
    novice question:

    How come you turned your handlebars? If you kept your front wheel straight you would of been fine, right?
    "Fine" in the sense of staying on the bike a little longer, yes. Just long enough to plow into the remains of an old stonewall that you can't really see in the video, and further nastiness after that. As I said, the left hand side of this run-out is a big no-no, can't go there (although the video doesn't show it clearly)....you can see me land pointing left of the trail, trying to correct, and the rest is history....

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