- Good all mountain/light freeride bike?
the man dasnut is right;
I did the last mega on my pitch (with full XT and 36 TALAS RC2s) and also live in one of the harshest mountain environments to ride – Southern Spain. It is the daddy. I really don't see the point in spending more.
I also have a BigHit 3 – The same applies; incredible amount of bike for the cash and will handle anything a £7K Santa Cruz will.Posted 8 years agoSimonRSubscriber
I have an Orange Patriot 66 that I am about to start trying to sell. I'd rather sell as a complete (or mostly complete) bike.
Spec is as follows:
Patriot 66 frame (16" anti-radar green main frame, black swing arm)
Marzocchi 66 RC2 ETA forks (180mm travel)
Swinger 3 way shock
Hope Pro hubs on Mavic 321 with 2.25 dual ply high rollers (60A rear, super tacky front) and spare 2.5 dual ply Big Earls
Shimano XT shifters, front mech and shadow rear mech
Race Face Evolve 22/32/bashring chainset
Race Face Diabolus bars and stem
Cane Creek Tank Hit headset
Hope seat clamp
Race Face XY0 seat pin
Probably Avid Code brakes (or maybe a set of Saints – haven't decided which yet)
B/B is a bit worn and would need replacing soon.
I've got some pictures on Flickr … here… it's built up a bit differently in the photos but should give you an idea.
If you're interested get in touch – my e-mail is in my profile.
Simon.Posted 8 years agogordiMember
Go for the pitch if you can get one.There was a guy in Whistler rode his to third in the downhill there and took pelters before his ride because of what he was on .At the end of the day buying something with your hard earnd cash should make you proud of whatever you are riding.You can allways upgrade laterPosted 8 years ago
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