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 Post subject: DH BOTM
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:27 am 
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so difficult to decide what to enter ...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:41 am 
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 Post subject: Re: DH BOTM
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:53 am 
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mtnwing wrote:
so difficult to decide what to enter ...

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How about the birdcage...?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:57 am 
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Sorry guys but this is getting silly

IMO

These bikes are the Retrobike Downhill Specials so far

Jerky's Pace RC500 F1
Gadro's (me) GT STS-DH Lobo
crud's GT LTS - DH
Void(EN12-82) S-Bike 909
hoegaardenadds1 LTS-DH
big.eck's Clubroost DH8
nporternz's Yeti Lawwill DH4
GaryTurner's Specialized FSR
MCsanandreas Mountain Cycle Tremor

The other bikes so far mentioned and pictured are just not cutting it for me as DH bikes. They are XC orientated in build and components. All the bikes I have listed have been built specifically for riding Downhill.

Sorry but there was a point in history where specifically designed and built Downhill Bikes didn't exist, same can be said for BMX's and even the whole Mountain Bike thing. Now that point in history may not be early enough for some and I hear shouts of some members saying 'but downhill was being done since REPACK. Yep it was but it wasn't being done on Downhill Bikes. It was being done on bikes that were ridden Downhill - there is a difference. Now technically Downhill can be done on any bike but the thing is and I'm sorry to have to point this out DOWNHILL BIKES do it better, faster and are more likely to get to the finish line in one piece.

Tomac won XC and Downhill on the same C-26 but if this BOTM is to be classed as a Downhill Special of 'bikes that were used for Downhill' then everybody else with dual crown monsters may as well pull out.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:16 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:33 am 
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Gadro wrote:
Sorry guys but this is getting silly

IMO

These bikes are the Retrobike Downhill Specials so far

Jerky's Pace RC500 F1
Gadro's (me) GT STS-DH Lobo
crud's GT LTS - DH
Void(EN12-82) S-Bike 909
hoegaardenadds1 LTS-DH
big.eck's Clubroost DH8
nporternz's Yeti Lawwill DH4
GaryTurner's Specialized FSR
MCsanandreas Mountain Cycle Tremor

The other bikes so far mentioned and pictured are just not cutting it for me as DH bikes. They are XC orientated in build and components. All the bikes I have listed have been built specifically for riding Downhill.

Sorry but there was a point in history where specifically designed and built Downhill Bikes didn't exist, same can be said for BMX's and even the whole Mountain Bike thing. Now that point in history may not be early enough for some and I hear shouts of some members saying 'but downhill was being done since REPACK. Yep it was but it wasn't being done on Downhill Bikes. It was being done on bikes that were ridden Downhill - there is a difference. Now technically Downhill can be done on any bike but the thing is and I'm sorry to have to point this out DOWNHILL BIKES do it better, faster and are more likely to get to the finish line in one piece.

Tomac won XC and Downhill on the same C-26 but if this BOTM is to be classed as a Downhill Special of 'bikes that were used for Downhill' then everybody else with dual crown monsters may as well pull out.


cchris2lou wrote:
and it all depends what retrobike means to you . :wink:


Empty wallet, ebay browsing and an abuse of Paypal :) but also riding now what I dreamed about then



agreed - i'm not 100% sure on the sbike - manitous dont strike me as long travel - BUT I dont know that much about it - any ink to the thread?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:51 am 
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OK i'll go.........................


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:15 am 
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Ok, here is my "Full Suspension Bike".
1990 Offroad, probably XC oriented, but it's dang fast downhill.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:30 am 
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OK i'll go.........................


thats more like it!!!


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