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    Same Rider / Same Trail / DH / Enduro

    I'm curious what the time difference would be if a local pro rides a DH rig down a trail (bike park double black techy trail) then later rides an enduro bike down that same trail? I ride Northstar alot so lets use Karpiel and Sticks and Stones as an example for you norcal peeps.

    Any insight? I'm not posting this to have a DH rig vs Enduro rig debate. Just curious about race time. I have both a DH and enduro rig and plan to keep it that way.

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    It will depend entirely on the track.

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    And which rig

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    And which way the wind is blowing.

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    You should ride a few trails on both bikes, time yourself, and get back to us. In general, I'd expect the downhill bike to be faster on really rough tracks with limited pedaling. The more pedaling and the less chunk there is, the more I'd expect the enduro bike to excel.

    Sea Otter has a pretty tame course for their downhill. You'll notice that everyone is on enduro bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusBrody View Post
    You should ride a few trails on both bikes, time yourself, and get back to us. In general, I'd expect the downhill bike to be faster on really rough tracks with limited pedaling. The more pedaling and the less chunk there is, the more I'd expect the enduro bike to excel.
    Dope. Hahaha. Good point. I should time myself. I know the dh rig will be quicker on the rougher less pedaling trails and vice versa with the enduro bike. For some reason I just have this curiosity about the what the clock would say.
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    plummet - track will be Sticks and Stones at Northstar Bike Park

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shartist View Post
    Just have to comment because no one even acknowledged this and it was well timed and hilarious hahahaha
    I'm being a knucklehead and I didn't get the expression. Please humor me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacing08 View Post
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    Something else to consider, assuming the trail equally pits one bike against the other, is that after multiple runs one bike vs the other may ear you out much more. I've gotten down real DH runs quickly on an Enduro type bike, but used a lot of power pellets, rode on the edge, and used all my tricks. Pretty draining and if I had to do it multiple times, I bet I'd get slower over the day.

    Riding a DH bike all day can wear you out, but if the course is not too rough, you can apply a lot of technique on the DH bike that will keep you fresh all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacing08 View Post
    I'm curious what the time difference would be if a local pro rides a DH rig down a trail (bike park double black techy trail) then later rides an enduro bike down that same trail? I ride Northstar alot so lets use Karpiel and Sticks and Stones as an example for you norcal peeps.

    Any insight? I'm not posting this to have a DH rig vs Enduro rig debate. Just curious about race time. I have both a DH and enduro rig and plan to keep it that way.

    See you on the trails!
    Did you know that Marco Osbourne won the final Pro GRT DH race of the season a few years ago on the exact track you mention using his enduro bike (including Lefty fork and enduro tires)? So, my answer is negative 2.5 seconds.
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