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    Specialized Big Hit for downhill?

    Hi guys, I'm looking for a used bike for having fun(urban downhill) and sometimes a bit of freeriding and DH racing. I found a relatively cheap 2007 specialized big hit with a 2011 boxxer upfront so my quedtion would be is that thing suitable for going FAST downhill or is it for fun only? *NOTE* I don't think it has to corner and handle like a real dh rig, I know it's a freeride oriented bike

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    The bike is only as fast as the rider. Buy it.
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    Thanks, I'll check it out. I live that quote hahaha have completely trashed 2 XC bikes on marathon courses so it seems I'm too fast(?) for some bikes already haha

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    People used them for DH back in the early and late 2000's.. no reason why it still can't be used for the trails for which it was designed for
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    People used them for DH back in the early and late 2000's.. no reason why it still can't be used for the trails for which it was designed for
    You sure are right about that. Rocks don't change that quickly. I'll definitely check that bike out. Do you maybe know what I should be looking at particularly if I'm gonna buy it? Like for instance: frame, fork...? Could there be some crack or something hidden and welded and how to recognize DIY bodges?

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    I've read over the years that there is a 6" version and and 8".. I don't know how to tell the difference. Something about the rear shock and mounting linkage
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    I've read over the years that there is a 6" version and and 8"
    What?? A 6" version?? I only heard about the 7.5" one!! I know some of them are switchable between 6.9" and 7.5" but didn't know about 6" ones. Will definitely check what's up with that

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    Those are the 2002-2003 models... Maybe '04. They also came w/a 24" rear wheel.
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    Sorry I don't know the specifics on rear wheel travel. I'm pretty sure they were a big hit at the first few Redbull Rampages though!
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    I used to own one. (Hence my username). They're absolutely bad @$$ bikes. I miss mine.
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    I have one and it's been good for me. I only ride lift assist about 6 times a year.

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    Thanks for the replies everybody, I've decided to pass on the big hit 'cause I found a really cool 2009 norco shore which seems to suit my riding a bit better and it's custom painted(black&british racing green). I also don't think I could accept a 24" rear wheel because I'm currently on a 29er so I don't want to step into something that different. Also, the norco is a bit cheaper and in awesome condition while the BH's boxxer has a bit of oil leak which I don't want to risk. Thanks everybody

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