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Anyone else ride the new trail at Keystone?

Just got back from Colorado...I had a chance to ride Keystone's trail and it was absolutey kick ass...it was like the length of twelve speed contols from N* but smoother...some kick ass berms...a 3 foot tall wood kicker with about a 100 feet of straight roll in...what else...like a 50 foot long latter about 5 feet off the ground that weaved through the trees...a kinked slash drop ladder and tons of other good crap. I was there on riday on a BigHit with a red monsterT if anyone else was there...

BTW- After riding the rental BIgHit it's kinda clear why they only come with 24" rears...the geometry is so bad and puts you so far forward that a 24" rear is the only way to compensate...but even still it's too far forward. The bike is an endo machine. (v10's all the way).

The new trail was totally awesome though.
 

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The FourAssedMonkey said:
Just got back from Colorado...I had a chance to ride Keystone's trail and it was absolutey kick ass...it was like the length of twelve speed contols from N* but smoother...some kick ass berms...a 3 foot tall wood kicker with about a 100 feet of straight roll in...what else...like a 50 foot long latter about 5 feet off the ground that weaved through the trees...a kinked slash drop ladder and tons of other good crap. I was there on riday on a BigHit with a red monsterT if anyone else was there...

BTW- After riding the rental BIgHit it's kinda clear why they only come with 24" rears...the geometry is so bad and puts you so far forward that a 24" rear is the only way to compensate...but even still it's too far forward. The bike is an endo machine. (v10's all the way).

The new trail was totally awesome though.
Me and Biker 3 rode it wednesday and i must agree it was completely kick ass.

-TS
 

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Specialized said that they used the 24" tire to get more travel out of the frame. I am sure the geometry was designed around that. I don't think they engineered the bike for a 26" and said, oops later on. I have ridden big hits and I never thught they were endo machines... maybe that one was set up wrong?

I hope to check out the new trail next weekend.
 

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The FourAssedMonkey said:
BTW- After riding the rental BIgHit it's kinda clear why they only come with 24" rears...the geometry is so bad and puts you so far forward that a 24" rear is the only way to compensate...but even still it's too far forward. The bike is an endo machine. (v10's all the way)..
You're completely wrong there. They had the 24" to give it the most amount of travel as possible. And since you think its an endo machine its because you had a MonsterT on it and are used to the geometry and riding of a V-10. I've had both and the bighit has a 03 Monster T on it. They are completely different rides and both have their pros and cons for different riding scenarios. On a V-10 to drop off something you just compress the rear end and the front stays up, on a bighit you have to pull up on the front end while leaning back.
 

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Yup, here's some pics of the trail...

The FourAssedMonkey said:
Just got back from Colorado...I had a chance to ride Keystone's trail and it was absolutey kick ass...it was like the length of twelve speed contols from N* but smoother...some kick ass berms...a 3 foot tall wood kicker with about a 100 feet of straight roll in...what else...like a 50 foot long latter about 5 feet off the ground that weaved through the trees...a kinked slash drop ladder and tons of other good crap. I was there on riday on a BigHit with a red monsterT if anyone else was there...

BTW- After riding the rental BIgHit it's kinda clear why they only come with 24" rears...the geometry is so bad and puts you so far forward that a 24" rear is the only way to compensate...but even still it's too far forward. The bike is an endo machine. (v10's all the way).

The new trail was totally awesome though.
I wrote about it last week, but forgot to bring my camera. This last weekend I didn't forget. They even finished up a rock garden (Sunday) while I was there....

Upper view of new rock garden


View from below new rock garden


Entry to new trail


This was just below the entry - this guy ate it - little did he know he was about to have a bad day...


This waterbar is a real basher, you'll know when you hit it...
 

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The trail opens up into some really fast singletrack. If you look close enough you can see a small double jump down there...


Here's a view of the ramp along the way


Little roller coaster hill


Wooden bridge
 

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Still more, with carnage....

After taking a bunch of pictures I caught up with the guy who wiped at the start. Looks like he bonked his gnoggin' pretty good - somehow he did it on the last picture of the wooden bridge...


Help comes to the rescue...


Moving right along...pic of some guy I usually see at the MSC races, and at the dirt jumps once...


Here's a picture of a "floater" Keystone added - just a little bit of speed will really send you out there - I'm not sure exactly how far, but if you land in the dirt one would probably be dropping about 8-10 feet maybe?


Different view of same drop - as usual it's much steeper than it looks...
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Looking back up the hill at the floater - the high speed singletrack continues...


...and continues - note trail still going at right hand side of pic...


Here's the entry to the 2 path bridge...


Here's the left(easier) route...


Here's the right(harder) route...
 

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Looking back up the right route...


Looking off the drop on the right route - last week this part was WAY skinnier and I clipped my right shoulder on the right tree, somersaulted, landed on my head, and bent my handlebars...glad to see they made it a bit wider.


The wider section made it much easier, I was able to make it this time...


Now Keystone just needs to get better bike lifts like Whistler...
 

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Lol

ezweave said:
Ummm... where are the earlier pics?
Sorry, that tooked forever and I'm a retread when it comes to posting pics - I had them "double attached" and edited them out, accidently deleted ( damn digital pics ) some pictures of a double jump. The double isn't very tall, but it's pretty darn long...
 

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*(@$&)(@&*)(@*@*&(*&!!!!. I should have spent more time uploading all of those pictures :rolleyes: .

I did get some kind of message about 5 uploads per thread. I'll post some of the better ones in a new thread...
 

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