Come on, does it say anywhere in the title or the first post anything about 'designed exclusively for riding in a downhill'
No it just says downhill special
, so if you have an early 90's front sus bike, with the then long travel, e.g. MAG21 with the LT kit (which was for downhill setups), slap a big ring on... Then what is wrong with calling that a downhill bike. It's what we road downhill back in the day.
I do agree putting a standard bike in going against the grain though
Again nothing says the whole setup has to be designed around one purpose.
also there should have been a stipulation in the rules for this one that all entries need to enter a RetroBike-Downhill Race if ever one is organised and show their meat.
Agreed here, let's not get hung up on what is what, at the end of the day, the voters will decide the outcome.
If there's a retro DH race, it'll have to be on a retro set up course - no stupid jumps the size of houses, and bits of pallet in the middle of the air!!
I'm going to throw mine in, although it's not clean or exactly ride-able at the mo;
BETD long travel linkage
Longer stroke Rock Shox shock - mount repositioned
Hope Big 'uns on Mavic D521
Gazaloddi 2.3 tyres.
Hope closed 2 brakes
XTR rapid rise mech
Middleburn single chainring (was 48 tooth, now sporting a 36 'er)
MRP copy chain device
Azonic super wide bars
Azonic copy stem
Azonic love seat
Home grown DH bike, suited for tight, steep, twisty stuff.