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    Possible Freeride Bike?

    At my LBS there is a 2003 Giant DH Team for only $2500. I understand that it is designed primarily as a DH racer (world cup stuff) but for that price (it competes with the likes of the Giat Faith 2 and Specialized Big Hit FSR) I am highly interested. It would be used for primarily freeriding with little to no real DH racing. And how would it compare to the other two bikes I mentioned in terms of free riding? The DH Team just has such a sweet component setup for the price. Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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    research those components, unless of course, you can afford to replace them all. Also look into the Geo.

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    I would go with the Giat Faith 2 or the Specialized Big Hit FSR
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    Ive seen many people freeride with them and Id say for 2500 definatley go for it
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    Savior, thats just what I was thinking.For the price I would just be getting a super sweet component mix compared to the Big Hit or Faith. One example being a Dorado fork on the Team vs. a Stance Kingpin on the FSR.

    And in response to RobsterCraw the geometry of the Faith vs. the Team is pretty similar. The head angles and chainstay lengths are pretty much the same (66 degree H.A. for the Team vs. 67 for the Faith...or was it the other way around? ) Chainstay wise there were both at 17.5 for the Faith and 17.1for the Team.

    Now I guess I would like to hear from people who have either ridden the DH Team as a freeride bike or know people who have. If you could tell me your or your friend's reaction to the bike in terms of "freerideability" I would greatly appreciate it.

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    If you get the downhill team, make sure to stock up on pivot bearings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AltitudeDude
    Savior, thats just what I was thinking.For the price I would just be getting a super sweet component mix compared to the Big Hit or Faith. One example being a Dorado fork on the Team vs. a Stance Kingpin on the FSR.

    And in response to RobsterCraw the geometry of the Faith vs. the Team is pretty similar. The head angles and chainstay lengths are pretty much the same (66 degree H.A. for the Team vs. 67 for the Faith...or was it the other way around? ) Chainstay wise there were both at 17.5 for the Faith and 17.1for the Team.

    Now I guess I would like to hear from people who have either ridden the DH Team as a freeride bike or know people who have. If you could tell me your or your friend's reaction to the bike in terms of "freerideability" I would greatly appreciate it.
    Truthfully, buy the bike
    I found the one you were thinking of for 2500
    Dorado, 6way, 8 inches , youl love it
    But if by any chance you dont you could always part it out for probably more then you bought it for.
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    Thanks for all the input guys

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