- Show me your downhill bikes. need inspiration…..
2006 kona stinky got the frame mega cheap on pinkbike, got the rear tuned by loco- made a big difference to the ride, everything else s/h or on sale, apart from the wheels pro2 on mavic freeridey rims rather than full on dh, ifly saddle, lg1+ guide etc managed to get the weight under 40lbsPosted 5 years ago
use it for general mucking about as well as uplifts and the odd race, did the mega on it last year with a gravity dropper, FOD uplift in a couple of weeks and morzine in july- cant wait!NorthwindSubscriber
A Last Herb. Was trying to find a good-value used 224 Evo, just because I had nice 135mm wheels and 73mm cranks, when CRC stuck this frame in their sale for £700. Rude not to really. It’s built pretty light, I’m not hard on kit so I thought I’d see what happens.Posted 5 years ago
Transition tr450, proving that no amount of money can make you a decent rider.
In all probably cost me about 4.2K. I look now at pauls cycles who have giant glorys in small (my size) for 2250, or yt tues downhill, 1899-2499 depending on spec, I’d have the 1899. Not that I don’t love the 450, but I realised that you don’t have to spend millions. Its a fricking ace bike though, and transition USA are a frickin ace firm, lots of direct contact for advice on sizing and components and set up etc. Small enough to GAS.
fox latest bellsy whistly shock
40mm fox forks
avid elixir 5 brakes (I’m 14 stone and they are more than man enough)
superstar 204 mm discs
superstar switch dh wheels
superstar lock ons
e13 lg++ chaindevice (easily the toughest, I bent MRP’s for fun until I went e13)
high rollers 2.5
maxxis dh tubes, never ever ever get a puncture, 2 weeks in spain, a week in morzine, and 10 odd uk dh days on the same tubes.
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Trek Session 10 (AKA The Beast) , took it for a test ride and everything felt right with the bike… 50lbs of pure downhill Tractor… loving it to bits.. spent a few hundred quid on parts replacement… but for what it cost in total It was a bargain, cam with Marzocchi shivers DC forks.Posted 5 years ago
Moniex, loving that picture, thats the sort of thing that make me feel good about mountain biking, he looks chuffed as **** so good to see young kids out enjoying our great sport/hobbie (especially with all the protective kit).
Toys19 also a good picture, I bet the landing was all floaty lite? 😉Posted 5 years agoSTATOMember
My Socom, no idea what it weighs at the moment but it was 37lb last year, but that was with a few different (but similar) parts.
Great fun, even better with an angleset and offset bushings. Been very impressed by its composure when i took it to Alwinton a few weeks ago (VERY steep and muddy track if youve not been).Posted 5 years ago
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