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    ... and if we just ... Whistler??

    I am going to be going to Whistler for the first time in June of 2008 and I have a few questions . When I go up there I will be riding an Azonic Steelhead (a steel hardtail) with a manitou sherman because I cannot get a full suspension frame or rent a bike at Whistler right now . I have done black and double black trails at Keystone (and everybody knows how rocky those are). So I was wondering what are some of the smoother trails at Whistler (besides A-Line)? I can definitely ride pretty rocky trails, but I would rather not. I was also wondering who else has rode Whistler on a hardtail? Last I was wondering what the black trails are generally like at Whistler? Feel free to post pics.
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    Every trail has break bumps even a-line.....Enjoy!!!

    1 good thing you don't have to rent a bike "right now" you can rent it in a year when you're there. Get a fully.

    I saw people on HT....mostly little kids though.

    The break bumps off of Crabapple Hits WOW those sucked...Even the break bumps right at the end of the MT into the line sucked ass. Get A fully!!
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    Sick dude.

    I'll be the guy on a white bike and a blue Bell helmet. Ooh wait, maybe I'll be on a raw blindside and a red TLD helmet. Shoot.....anyway, keep an eye out for me!

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    I think you can do great on Whistler with a hardtail but a fully is great on the rooty stuff.. more flow.

    I missed my bike up there, but it was totally worth it

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    Thanks for the information, does anybody have any pictures of A-Line?
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    Congrats man I'm trying to get out there next year myself!

    I got to thinkin the other day and I was wondering what they do with all the ladder bridges/drops and other stunts in the winter time? Can you ride them on you skis or board?

    Lots of videos of people riding a line on youtube.

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    I miss Whistler already

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    I believe ebxtreme has some video footage of Whistler floating around somewhere.....

    Quote Originally Posted by odo
    Thanks for the information, does anybody have any pictures of A-Line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by odo
    Thanks for the information, does anybody have any pictures of A-Line?
    ???But from what planet are you from?Just go pick about any MTB movies or magazines and they 're is REALLY good chances you'll get to see A-Line...

    Or wait , you can even google the freaking trail!!! :

    http://images.google.com/images?svnu...=Search+Images

    In all seriousness, you should really think in renting a fully rather than bringing your HT.I'm not saying it can't be done but unless if you ride pro-dirtjumper, I think you'll have a lot more fun on a fullsus, specially if it'll be your first trip up here, dont spoil it!

    By the way, A-line is just one trail, one type of trail...Whistler as a lot more to offer than just A-line..
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    I was in your boat when I went my first time in 2003. Yeah, 2003. The hill was a little smoother then, and Dirt Merchant was brand new. I ordered a new bike, and it didn't show up, so I took my hardtail. (Custom Chromo freeride with a 6 inch Super-T fork!) I've been 4 more times since and I implore you to save your ankles and back and at least rent a nice 7 inch bike Trust me. It's just easier on the bod.

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    Here is a pic coming out of A-line Tuesday. The bike is a Bottlerocket. I would not want to go up to Whistler with much less travel than that.
    The trails will rattle your bike apart unless you are staying in the Boneyard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedwa
    Here is a pic coming out of A-line Tuesday. The bike is a Bottlerocket. I would not want to go up to Whistler with much less travel than that.
    The trails will rattle your bike apart unless you are staying in the Boneyard.
    Thanks for the advice
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    Dude, save a dollar a week and you can ride a rental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenserider2
    Dude, save a dollar a week and you can ride a rental.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenserider2
    Dude, save a dollar a week and you can ride a rental.

    yeah, for sure. and in june they'll still be in good shape. they get pretty beat as the season goes on - last year a buddy rented one on closing weeked - yikes! they replace 'em every year though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath_2
    yeah, for sure. and in june they'll still be in good shape. they get pretty beat as the season goes on - last year a buddy rented one on closing weeked - yikes! they replace 'em every year though...
    yeah I think it will be pretty nice in June
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    you can ride anywhere with a hardtail....that is how it all started anyway.....but it is nicer with suspension
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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