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    Santa Cruz Bullit w/ Junior T for DH?????

    I just checked the Santa Cruz website to check out pricing on their DH bikes. At the time I really can't afford the V10, but I was interested in the Bullit frames. I am going to be a weekend-warrior (I hate that term but I guess it applies here) when it comes to DH. I want a bike that never pedals uphill, but I am constrained by a budget of about $2500.

    Is the Bullit a tough bike that can take some abuse if I plan to ride lifts a few times a month. Is the Junior-T a good choice for the bike if I weight 165 lbs at 5'10?

    What fork would you recommend? Or am I better off on a Kona Stinky Dee-Lux?

    Thanks in advance for all advice.........................

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    No to the Jr T

    The Jr T is a bad choice for DH, it does not handle high speed bumps well. Look to a Super T instead. The Bullit is durable, for DH it would do okay for a weekend warrior. Overall, it is a little tall and has too short of a wheelbase to be a true DH bike.

    I think the Bullit would be way better than the Kona.
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    Have you thought about or even checked out the Iron Horse SGS line. If not I would highly recommend you do. You can get the SGS Team for @ 2500.00 at Supergo and it's designed for DH unlike your other 2 options. Check it out here https://www.ironhorsebikes.com/produ...sgs_team.shtml

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    I see people with Bullits all the time at PLattekill Mountain and Mountain Creek so they must work pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarpon
    The Jr T is a bad choice for DH, it does not handle high speed bumps well. Look to a Super T instead. The Bullit is durable, for DH it would do okay for a weekend warrior. Overall, it is a little tall and has too short of a wheelbase to be a true DH bike.

    I think the Bullit would be way better than the Kona.
    well, if you can't afford the Super T, see if you can go for the Z150, much better than the Jr T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2stepDH
    I see people with Bullits all the time at PLattekill Mountain and Mountain Creek so they must work pretty well.
    Yeah well I've seen people DH and ride Redbull on hardtails too. What's your point? I didn't say the Bullit was a bad bike, just that there were other options and some are actual DH specific bikes, not just a jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Yuppp....

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    Jnr-T 03...

    if your going for a Jnr-T get the 03...or maby if u coulds afford it then the Super-T 03...that would solve the fork problem to some extent...or if not then go with the SGS from super-go or maby a slider + from super go...if i remember correctly you can get them for 1000 aud which is 500 less than whats they have em for in the shops...so they might be cheap over seas...which ever way u go it shold be a nice bike...
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    Be honest...

    If you are just doing DH and shuttle runs, then you'd be better with a four bar linkage bike or a single pivot with floating brake.

    High speed DH runs especially high speed braking bumps cause problems on the single pivot w/o a floating brake.

    Also the Jr. T isn't the best choice either for DH.

    So if you intend to do other things along with DH, then the Bullit would be fine. But if solely for DH, go elsewhere.

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    looking for a v-10

    go to the classifieds and peep mine for 2500.
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    Had Bullit with a Jr. T and

    replaced it with a Super. I'll keep it short, Like Jm. sez, a Z150 is a better choice for less dollars; if you can swing it, get a Super T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    replaced it with a Super. I'll keep it short, Like Jm. sez, a Z150 is a better choice for less dollars; if you can swing it, get a Super T.

    Jim
    Not to mention you can get used SuperTs for about $300. My friend just got a brand new 02 for that price a week ago. Also, look into used Monsters if its gonna be just a shuttle/dh bike. I have to disagree with X-Vert about only wanting a 4-bar or singlepivot with floating brake because even though a floating brake on a bullit or whatever would be nice its not really necessary since he's not going to be into serious racing or anything like that. There's plenty of proven designs out there, more just a matter of preference.
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