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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:56 pm 
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I'd like to see a Turner Burner, a San-andreas and a Santa-cruz Tazmon and a Sunn Radical +


I hear that gibbleking is polishing his San-Andreas ready to enter as we speak :lol:


that wasnt a bike he was huddled over...


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Didn't Coyote do something DH that was well respected at the more budget end. I seem to remember the young buck aprentice at my lbs riding one in DH races until he wrapped himself around a tree and knocked his teeth out :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:42 pm 
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This has been around Calif for quite a while. I believe it is a similar bike to the womans downhill comp bikes. Special disc brake set up.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:33 pm 
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ancientgonzo wrote:
This has been around Calif for quite a while. I believe it is a similar bike to the womans downhill comp bikes. Special disc brake set up.


It´s for sale at ebay... can´t enter to botm, rules!


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Another one, old skool like, but not so old its rigid.
Needs re-cabling now I have the ferrules. . .
Bit bright 8) :arrow:
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Was gonna run with teh DH4, first of the "modern era IMO, but nporternz has such pedigree with his, and the airlines are fab. .

Ref the question about shock clearance to the bottle, no, the shock moves minutely the other way. On min preload, the sock top timks on the downtube. .
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
The YETI is comfortably in the lead for me, look it has Airlines fitted 8)

One problem though, this is the first time I've seen the complete bike on here. Is there a proper build thread I've missed? It's just that I really can't vote for bikes that appear just for BoTM and are never seen on the site again.


there is but it needs updating so i'll get on to it!!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:44 pm 
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The KHS has undergone a bit of a transmogrification and will be appearing at a different BotM near you.


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Some nice bikes, Jerkys PACE is way up there for me. 8) 8) 8)

Got to say though some bikes on here just shouldn't be on here. I can understand what a lot of people are saying that early DH was competed on hard tails and even totally rigid, but c'mon what should be classed as a Retro Down Hill bike is this

FULL SUSPENSION
SINGLE CHAINRING with CHAIN GUIDE
DUAL CROWN FORKS or LONG TRAVEL SINGLE's

If a bike can be used for XC, even with minor modifications, it's just not Down Hill. These bikes are designed for throwing yourself down a mountain, they are heavy buggers with long travel forks. Downhill bikes are for riding DOWN dedicated downhill trails and race courses. Take some of these bikes out of the DOWN and they are b*stards, try going uphill on one of them. We need to set some kind of 'what is a DH bike'

As the sport of MTBing started to have more specialised disciplines DH bikes became very distinctive. If we have no specific guidelines then it would be like entering Jerkys Pace in a XC BOTM Special


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BarneyRubble wrote:
I'd like to see some Foes as well, perhaps some Intense M1 SL action as well. My mate had a 97 M1 and I loved it!

I agree with the sentiment that there should be some degree of DH set up, e.g. Risers and a DCD. ;)


just got an M1 SL but don't think i'll have it ready for this vote off :cry: but plenty of quality bikes here. Will be a tough decision where to cast my vote.


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Tallpaul wrote:
The YETI is comfortably in the lead for me, look it has Airlines fitted 8)

One problem though, this is the first time I've seen the complete bike on here. Is there a proper build thread I've missed? It's just that I really can't vote for bikes that appear just for BoTM and are never seen on the site again.


here is the link for the build - new photos and full spec up tonight

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 585#470585


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