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Old 08-29-2007, 10:53 PM   #50
turbo tecnica
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Location: Norton, MA
2013 Accord Sport
72 LS1 Vette


Originally Posted by nhmtns View Post
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.

Originally Posted by KD7000
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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