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Old 02-03-2009, 11:45 PM   #201
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haha, that is a sick bike prophet! i sometimes have those thoughts to fund my obsessions.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:15 AM   #202
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EDIT: how are Balfa's? thats another brand that keeps coming up that i've never heard of
Balfa is a Canadian company that was popular a few years back. Their BB7 was common on the DH circuit. It utilized a high pivot pulley system to eliminate chain tension issues.

Balfa no longer exists as a company. They were bought out by Procyle who owns Rocky Mountain.

One owner from Balfa started appalache: http://www.appalachecycles.com/index.html

Another owner started exprezo cycles, which I don't think exists any more. But here's a pic of one: http://bb.nsmb.com/attachment.php?at...4&d=1158191716
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:29 AM   #203
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The Moorewooed looks like a nice rig, But it is tough to judge quality in a pic. I would be nervous to bike a bike without atleast a parking lot ride.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:13 AM   #204
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Morewoods are nice, but it is definately a DH specific bike and wouldn't be too fun on regular trail rides. That is a nicely spec'd bike, but for trail riding a Shova ST may be a little bit better. You may want to look into a Transition Bottlerocket or Dirtbag cause they are great all around single pivots too.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:26 PM   #205
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Recommending a Cannondale Perp (no bias I swear!) Mine has been pretty great on average trail rides as well as tearing up highland and the Sunday River Bike Park. I'll let you test ride mine if you're interested as well.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:44 PM   #206
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MMMM look at what just came back from Fox.


Just got new lowers, stanctions, axle, and a rebuild.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:10 PM   #207
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so sick! whats the plus to having dual crown forks as opposed to single crown forks?
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:27 PM   #208
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Stiffer, less prone to deflection, MUCH more stable over a rough rock garden. I have ridden almost every decent single crown fork and I have never felt anything close to my Fox 40. They usually also have more travel so they are more appropriate for DH bikes.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:26 PM   #209
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i found myself riding figure 8s in the basement yesterday. no brakes ad no foot plants was more challenging then i thought. if anyone wants to ride let me know, we will ahve to take turns though since the basement isnt big enough to ride two at a time haha


i have also found myself having impre thoughts about putting my car back to stock to fund this............

That bike is beautiful - i knew i wasn't the only one considering going back to stock to fund something nuts like that. I can't wait for the weather to break to go riding again!
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:15 PM   #210
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i can't wait to get another big group together for highland when it opens! i find myself day dreaming about riding alot lately and my boarding season isn't even over yet. im looking at a 07 big hit fsr and a norco atomik, and norco shore, and that morewood. hope to hear back soon from there owners. otherwise im just gunna put some new tires on my bike and get a E-13 DRS.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:28 PM   #211
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Nice. I like FSR bikes like the Big Hit and Norco's. If you don't have any luck on Pinkbike, shoot me some pictures of your Rize and I'll put it on Bustedspoke. I can't wait for Highland to open either, it is gonna be sick next year. I'm probably gonna be going to Killington a bunch next year cause I have every Thursday off.

We definately need to have another Nasioc meet, we need to have a 20 Subie train down Fancy Feast.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:32 PM   #212
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killington does biking in the summer? how is it compared to highland? and also i would really enjoy making a nice trip down to diablo atleast once this summer. and thanks Gary, i just put it on pinkbike cuz i wasn't having any luck emailing people that were looking for trades.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:45 PM   #213
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No problem. Killington is pretty good, I rode there last year and it was pretty fun. It is mainly loong technical DH trails, that aren't quite as groomed as Highland. Think Threshold. They are actually laid out quite nicely and you can ride all day and always take a different route. Last year they had some cheap season pass, I think it was like $99, If they do that again I will definately get one. They are open all week too.

Food is a LOT worse than Highland though.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:11 AM   #214
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We definately need to have another Nasioc meet, we need to have a 20 Subie train down Fancy Feast.
Definitely not close to the most gnar, but perhaps the most fun trail in all of NE

Been riding a DMR rhythm here myself, all built for the jumps and the street. As for dh I've been considering selling my bighit and building something high end, but somewhere between not having enough funding for bikes and WRXs together, I think I'll stick to riding jumps and racing ds

There have to be at least a few bustedspokers around here, i've seen it dropped in this thread at least once or twice...
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:24 AM   #215
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There have to be at least a few bustedspokers around here, i've seen it dropped in this thread at least once or twice...
There's at least me, I'm just Gurs overe there, Koffee, and Prophet 413. There are probably more that I am unaware of.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:10 AM   #216
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I'm on Bustedspoke during the summer sometimes.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:48 PM   #217
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i found a 08 norco atomik for 1500 bucks. it is so sick looking. i wish i could find someone to buy my bike so i could buy it, haha. im ready for nice weather to go riding now.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:55 PM   #218
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I race xc, but i have raced a bit of dh and mountain cross as well. I would go with a demo if i were to get a dh bike. its the best pedaling bike i've ridden. the kona stab is horrible. santacruz are nice.

I ride an 07 specialized epic with xtr/xt, some crossmax SL wheels and a reba. Its pretty light and handles awesome. Also i have an Orbea scandium hardtail(rigid)
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:02 PM   #219
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I would go with a demo if i were to get a dh bike. its the best pedaling bike i've ridden.

I ride an 07 specialized epic with xtr/xt, some crossmax SL wheels and a reba. Its pretty light and handles awesome.
I've owned many different mtn. bikes (XC, DH, FR) including a Demo 9 a few years ago. It was burly as hell but wasn't too good for anything except lift access.

I like the Epics, but the trails around here are a bit too rugged to ride an XC race frame. The Stumpjumpers and Enduros are better choices.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:41 PM   #220
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so what are you guys all riding ?? most of you do xcountry or DH ?
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:03 PM   #221
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im riding a 08 cannondale rize 5 for now, trying to get into a nice freeride bike. if you know anyone looking to buy a xc/ all mountain bike sent them my way! what do you have?
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:07 AM   #222
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so what are you guys all riding ?? most of you do xcountry or DH ?
24 or 26 DJs/park/street represent! Anyone besides me that rides dh or xc disciplines way less often than these?

(and its good to see some fellow BSers on here, good ol New England )
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:27 AM   #223
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I've owned many different mtn. bikes (XC, DH, FR) including a Demo 9 a few years ago. It was burly as hell but wasn't too good for anything except lift access.

I like the Epics, but the trails around here are a bit too rugged to ride an XC race frame. The Stumpjumpers and Enduros are better choices.
He is actually looking for a freeride bike. a Stumpy or Enduro is a nice bike, But not suited for Highlands. The Atomic sounds like a nice choice.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:39 AM   #224
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^^^

I was replying to andy87t2 and wasn't referring to DH trails. I'd never recommend an XC or lightweight FR bike for riding lift access.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:43 AM   #225
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Either way,The Norco Atomic is a nice bike for Highlands
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