Thinking that instead of buying a complete seperate DH bike I might just buy a full sus frame and put the existing parts from my Trailstar on it. By AM/DH I mean that I want it to be mainly focussed on having fun on the downhills and jumps but also able to climb if I put the seat up and put some effort in.
My Trailstar currently has 140mm Pikes on it. I know these will be a bit short for a DH bike so I was thinking I would upgrade these eventually to Lyriks or something. So I would like something that will ride well enough with the Pikes until such time as I can afford better forks.
Was thinking a 2nd hand Specialized Pitch frame as the completes come with Pikes, yet can be ridden with up to 160mm forks? Also need something made for fatties as I'm currently 16.5 stone, so the shock needs to be able to go hard enough to give me the correct amount of sag.