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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:14 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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crud wrote:
but would you call it a downhill bike? or just a very good rider.

To me a downhill bike is a bike that has been marketed at somepoint as such by the manufacturer.

not a bike that has been adapted for downhill biking.

but others will have a different point of view.


Taking this as an example, if someone had built up a rigid bike specifically as an exact replica of some DH winner then, for me, it's a valid entry. If I just stuck in my Lava Dome on the basis that something similar was ridden down a hill at some point, then it's just entering for the sake of it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:15 pm 
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Kentphil wrote:
To me a downhill bike is a bike that has been marketed at somepoint as such by the manufacturer.


Yup. We could throw out Klunkers here and call them downhill bikes, but they were the exact opposite.

Purpose built for downhill nails it, and I don't think those started popping up until 94 or so. Putting chainguides and long travel Mag 21s on XC bikes don't cut it.

Phillipe Perakis' (sp?) bikes come to mind.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:20 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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JeRkY wrote:
crud wrote:
Vouillez even had canti's on his lts down cap d'ail. at a time where maguras and discs were available.
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Maguras came standard on my 1989 Pace RC100, and I am sure predate that by a couple of years. LONG before the LTS was ever dreamed up.


That's what he said :P :roll: :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:22 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Kentphil wrote:
Didn't JMC first do downhill racing on a rigid Kona and win?????


I think your remembering Steve Peat.


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King of the Skip Monkeys
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crap pic I know but, heck...



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my entry, if cruds is the sponsored riders, mines the privateer :D
new photo edit

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Lincs AEC
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legrandefromage wrote:
crap pic I know but, heck...


Why no KHS! :?


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King of the Skip Monkeys
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Pickle wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
crap pic I know but, heck...


Why no KHS! :?


becuase its an XC bike and would fold like an origami commuter if I took it out 'down-hill' in its current state....

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Why not... :D

dont let the absence of certain important parts put you off :P


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Lincs AEC
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legrandefromage wrote:
Pickle wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
crap pic I know but, heck...


Why no KHS! :?


becuase its an XC bike and would fold like an origami commuter if I took it out 'down-hill' in its current state....


Get it finished, get a decent pic, get it entered :wink:


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I entered the RTS as Vouilloz used to race DH on one with not many modifications .


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