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    Have you ever bought a bike for one specific trail?

    Did you ever acquire a bike with a specific, finely tuned package just to chomp up one trail?
    Depending on my summer season, I have at least one, maybe two



    you?

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    yes, but it is the same one I bought for all the other trails as well

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    Uhhh...why?

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    I guess our trails here aren't so dramatically different to require a different bike for each. So, no.

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    Yeah I don't have that kind of money to throw around.

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    I've built up bikes for a specific type of trail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry68 View Post
    I've built up bikes for a specific type of trail...
    Or a bike for specific type of event, like endurace races/events. I havent taken the plunge but Cyclocross folks often would only use their bikes cyclocross (go figure), I personally would like one for the versatility of it (one that can accomodate a rack as well).
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    for a trail system yes....

    for one trail...no...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachTX View Post
    I guess our trails here aren't so dramatically different to require a different bike for each. So, no.
    That sucks. NM has such a variety of trails that seem to have individual characteristics where a particular bike will excel, but another will just suffice . I have two 6" travel bikes that are better for one trail or another, a 7" bike that is great for FR/DH runs and a rigid fixed gear SS 29er that is good for hanging in the garage holding up the dart board.
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    Not just for one trail, for a location, perhaps,like a bike park.

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    I have a Yeti RDH that I will probably only use at Pajarito ski/bike park.
    Since getting a Pivot Firebird, I only use my Mojo for one trail, White Mesa.

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    i ride a bike only five times but tires only get used once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HEMIjer View Post
    Or a bike for specific type of event, like endurace races/events. I havent taken the plunge but Cyclocross folks often would only use their bikes cyclocross (go figure), I personally would like one for the versatility of it (one that can accomodate a rack as well).
    I use my Lemond Poprad 853 cyclocross bike for almost everything, except triathlons, and mountain biking...


    well, actually I use it for mountain biking sometimes as well

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    I find the only way to truly enjoy mountain biking is to purchase an incredibly expensive bike before each ride and then throw it in the garbage when I'm finished.

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    For specific type trails ....but not for just one trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_owl View Post
    I have a Yeti RDH that I will probably only use at Pajarito ski/bike park.
    Since getting a Pivot Firebird, I only use my Mojo for one trail, White Mesa.
    sell it, get a road bike and forget white mesa.
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    Only in the sense that I bought a full suspension bike.

    Most of the trails are suitable for a hard tail around here, except for the one I like the best. That one is much more fun on a dualy.

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    i travel with a quiver for every line choice. then i wake up.

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    I have a bike built for a specific bike trip I took a DH bike and an SS on a road trip last year and decided I'd rather build a light, but burly AM bike to do dual duty, i.e. 6 hour xc ride and DH the next day, know I'll sacrifice a bit on both sides but I'll have one less thing to worry about getting stolen...

    at the end of the day, barring freeride big hits, you can get away with any bike on any trail... just ask the fully rigid DHers of the 90s!

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    Well, yes

    We have a trail near my home that is very difficult. Very steep climbing, Very steep descending (one part called the Death Chute) 35 tight switch backs. My 2002 Rocky Mtn Slayer was OK on the downhill parts, my wife's 2006 Stumpy was Ok on the uphill and swithbacks, my son's Norco Shore was great on the downhills but impossible on the uphill and switchbacks.
    In any event, when I went shopping for a new bike a couple of years ago it had to be a bike that could handle this trail! My 2008 Trek Remedy rocks the Excellerator trail. Up, down and around all but one of those 35 switchbacks. It has also been great at Moab, Bend, Bellingham, Squamish, Whistler and other stops between. This bike does it all. I even raced it in the Test of Metal a couple of times.

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    I built a rigid ss for the High Desert Trail, only used it there for a few years. Now I use it everywhere as I have gotten stronger and find the gears and suspension are an unnecessary crutch. Planning to get Waltworks to build me a rigid steel frame just for the Zuni Mts. as soon as my house is finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_owl View Post
    you?
    Yep - I got my 575 specifically because of Porcupine Rim.

    I've ridden it a lot of other places, but that was definitely my benchmark when I was shopping.

    The funny part was - my first ride with that bike on P.Rim I had a nasty wreck about 1/2mi into the DH. Couldn't close my left hand to brake for the rest of the ride, couldn't really steer, and had a lump the size of an orange on my hip. It took me about 3 years to get back and ride it again.

    And it was awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy View Post
    Yep - I got my 575 specifically because of Porcupine Rim...
    OK...i can see that making sense

    i did a road trip to Moab and brought my SS....but rented a 575 for porcupine rim...

    the 575 for that trail rules!!

    but the 'notch' is still scurry.....eek...
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    Wait a minute...we're only supposed to have one bike?

    Dammit. My local bike store is going to be disappointed when I tell them that.

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    i still have a granny ring for one specific trail but as for a purpose built bike for one trail thats kinda crazy unless you are a wc racer.

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    No, I haven't. I have bought a bike for one specific person though. That would be me.

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    I have. I built my Syren specifically with Hazzard-Porcupine Rim in mind, and keep it just for that trail, despite having another 6" bike in the quiver. It doesn't climb particularly well, but I don't care about that part - it's just for max fun on the descents, easy handling through tight techy stuff and bomber enough that I don't have to worry about the wheels on the high speed beating it takes in the fast rocky sections.

    Not that that bike hasn't been ridden all over the place, but I ride Porcupine enough and it definitely puts some stress on a bike. Years ago I had bought a 575 but broke the linkage on Porcupine. (Yeti long since beefed up that part...) But it made me feel like a burlier bike is worth it on that trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob View Post
    ... and a rigid fixed gear SS 29er that is good for hanging in the garage holding up the dart board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob View Post
    That sucks. NM has such a variety of trails that seem to have individual characteristics where a particular bike will excel, but another will just suffice .
    Yeah, mountains must be nice! I'm headed out to Red River and Angel Fire in September, should be an awesome change of pace.

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