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Old 08-02-2007, 06:50 AM   #26
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:39 AM   #27
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Is that an old Intense M1?
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:53 AM   #28
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:30 AM   #29
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Is that an old Intense M1?
yes.....I am thinking of getting an M3 frame here soon.

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Old 08-02-2007, 04:41 PM   #30
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Just an FYI: I've been riding Attitash a lot lately and it's dry but still crazy fun. Some rain would definitely help keep the berms solid. They let you cut in front of all the families in line for the Alpine Slide so there is almost no waiting. It's worth a drive up, but bring your armor because the trails are rocky and technical. After you're done, you can go swim in the Saco to cool off (or ride their water slides if you like that stuff), then get a beer and food at the Moat Mountain Brewery in North Conway. A perfect day.
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:37 PM   #31
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Just talked to someone who went to Bretton Woods for lift access riding. Don't bother going there because apparently it's a total joke.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:44 PM   #32
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Just an FYI: I've been riding Attitash a lot lately and it's dry but still crazy fun. Some rain would definitely help keep the berms solid. They let you cut in front of all the families in line for the Alpine Slide so there is almost no waiting. It's worth a drive up, but bring your armor because the trails are rocky and technical. After you're done, you can go swim in the Saco to cool off (or ride their water slides if you like that stuff), then get a beer and food at the Moat Mountain Brewery in North Conway. A perfect day.
I love that area. I have a house in the woods up behind the covered bridge on 302. get up, fish, mountain bike all day then go swimming, then eat what you caught in the AM....perfect day.

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Old 08-05-2007, 11:45 AM   #33
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mine

still need the new linkage and a fox dhx for the rear. the saddle on there now is toast and it is replaced with a white one.
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:35 PM   #34
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Sundays are a sweet ride. Do you like the Minions?
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:19 AM   #35
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Sundays are a sweet ride. Do you like the Minions?
ya i use a 2.5 minion F front and back, maxxis 3D compound usually if I can get my hands on them. i use the minion F in the rear too because it corners well and is really predictable in a drift. no need for braking knobs in the rear
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:29 AM   #36
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that is one sexy sunday
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:35 AM   #37
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hey! Sunday River was kick ass this past weekend, who's riding it this weekend? I'll be at SR Saturday and then Highland on Sunday with the crew from western cycle, danvers. we'll be having a bbq at highland so bring some beer and food if ya want
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:48 PM   #38
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picked up an '07 rocky mountain fusion tonight.

http://www.bikes.com/bikes/2007/sport/fusion.aspx

if anyone ever wants to ride around the crotched mountain ski area area, let me know.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:45 AM   #39
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man... you downhill guys are freakin nuts...

I used to ride some xcountry races here and there back in my day (few years ago)...

but I've had way too many broken collar bones/ribs/sternum's etc etc to venture out on a downhill course again...

sucks too....cuz In xc I always blew past on the DH


thinkin about picking up another XC bike though... whats this I hear about the new full suspension bikes having a locking rear suspension ???
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:35 AM   #40
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^^^

You're kidding about the locking rear suspension, right? Definitely nothing new, but still very effective nonetheless. I use the lockout on my fork and rear shock on my XC mtn. bike when climbing smooth trails or while on the road heading to a trailhead.

Riding DH helps develop technical skills that a lot of pure XC riders lack.
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:23 PM   #41
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Riding DH helps develop technical skills that a lot of pure XC riders lack.
yeah aint that the truth... I came over to mountin biking from riding BMX street, and dirt jumping, and was completely shocked as to most mountain bikers can't even freakin bunyhop !

i was flying down the hill one day @ a group ride, where there was a fallen log in the trail, maybee 18'' high..... well there was a bunch up in the pack as people stopped to kinda hobble over this realativly small log..... I just went around them @ full speed and hopped over the freakin thing ..... and they wonder why I ride with my seatpost so low
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:04 PM   #42
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Two years ago, I was coming back from a ride on Cranmore Ski Area in North Conway and there was an XC MTB race near the base lodge. The course went down a very small flight of stairs before heading off towards the woods. At least half of the riders went over their bars and crashed on the first lap, so the officials quickly changes the course to bypass the stairs. I shook my head in disbelief and headed home.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:11 PM   #43
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Two years ago, I was coming back from a ride on Cranmore Ski Area in North Conway and there was an XC MTB race near the base lodge. The course went down a very small flight of stairs before heading off towards the woods. At least half of the riders went over their bars and crashed on the first lap, so the officials quickly changes the course to bypass the stairs. I shook my head in disbelief and headed home.
wow. well as most downhill racers say...a downhiller has the ability and fitness to finish a XC race, but a XC rider wouldn't even be able to finish a DH run. as for mtn bikers not being able to bunny hop...yea i've seen the same thing. a lot of new downhillers go out and buy all the latest gear and have no clue what they r doing. what people don't realize is that the suspension is there for mostly corner and brake traction; at least when it comes to racing. the majority of the bumps you can just take with your arms and legs.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:27 PM   #44
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man I DEFINATLY gota get a new ride...

its too bad bikes are so freakin expensive...

I think I'll check out craigslist
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:54 PM   #45
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Since people are whoring their bikes, here's my DH rig:



I'm selling it soon....with the new Atomic Pimp wheelset.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:09 PM   #46
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I've never really had the opportunity to try any sort of downhill stuff. I got myself into biking and haven't been to that many parks, etc.. so I do mainly XC sort of stuff. I ride basically only at Borderland state park (because it's only minutes away from my condo) and some of the hiking trails are good XC trails (nobody really hikes them) and there's a decent NEMBA trail as well. I'm sure if I got to try some DH stuff I'd really like it, but if I tried it now I'd surely be a sweet noob at it crashing into stuff. I can hold my own pretty well doing XC stuff but I know it doesn't involve the same sort of skill a lot of DH does. My bike isn't anything crazy but it gets me by fine. I just swapped all the components over from my old Stumpjumper onto the new frame, because I broke a small tab on the SJ frame and I wanted a full suspension frame anyways so I just took the opportunity to do so. I want to eventually convert to disc brakes but my V's are doing well so I'm in no real rush.




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Old 08-29-2007, 09:15 PM   #48
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My bike isn't anything crazy but it gets me by fine.
How do you like that Riddick? I was eyeballing the Sette Relic frame to do a swap-over as well.
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I'm sure if I got to try some DH stuff I'd really like it, but if I tried it now I'd surely be a sweet noob at it crashing into stuff.
Best thing to do is go to a ski area that has lift access riding, rent one of their big rig DH bikes, and have fun beating on it all day. Some places also rent armor and full face helmets so you don't have to shell out $200+ for that stuff.
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Best thing to do is go to a ski area that has lift access riding, rent one of their big rig DH bikes, and have fun beating on it all day. Some places also rent armor and full face helmets so you don't have to shell out $200+ for that stuff.
Not a bad idea - I might have to try that. I'll probably end up doing it next season as I'm too broke as it is right now.

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How do you like that Riddick? I was eyeballing the Sette Relic frame to do a swap-over as well.
I like it a lot. For the money, it's hard to beat. I was riding a hardtail Stumpjumper M4, so going from that to this is night vs. day on some of the more aggressive XC trails. I bought mine from Pricepoint for (IIRC) $369? - something like that. It's a bit heavier than my SJ frame but it has all the suspension components in the rear so I was expecting it. I was looking at the Relic too but I figured since I'm not as techno-savvy with bikes as I am with car stuff, I could live with a gas shock vs. a coil spring. If (or when) I really get into it more, I'd probably look at more pricey equipment. My swapover from my Stumpjumper went over pretty easy... just had to get a few new parts (seatpost, front derailleur [old one was bottom pull... new one had to be top pull - I miss my XTR!], and some new shifter and brake cables.). I also managed to mess up one of the bearings in my bottom bracket when swapping it into the new frame but that was just due to my own stupidity probably.
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