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alright, so I have allready reserved my reservations of going up to whistler. and normally I had just thrown my Ibex Zone in the back of my truck, well I'm going up to whistler with my family, so thats 3 people + baggage. so I put the bike rack on the back of the car, only to find out that there is no possible way to put a ibex zone on there. theres not only this problem, but today when riding, the rear HFX-9 crapped out and is no longer working (think its the master cylinder) plus its running only 130mm of travel up front. and would need new tires (came with XC tires)

I'm just wondering, maybe should I just not take the Ibex ? I purchased the ibex so that I could try a little more DH riding, and mostly for when I went up to whistler. but its just like .... I'm going to have to completly take my bike apart and try to fit it in the car, the P.2 could just ride on the rack in the back, thats NBD. but the ibex ...its just Its going to need a lot of stuff to survive whistler. I think the fork could survive, but the tires wont and its going to be a pain to haul everywhare. I'm not sure I like the idea of renting a bike there. I will if I absolutly have to, but what do you think ? could the zone survive with maybe some new tires and a mechanical brake in the back ? (works better than the original HFX)

gah, this sucks .... should I just take the P.2 up there and attempt to ride it down whistler ? I'm a freaking smooth rider. and I could put my drop off comp 130mm on there if I needed more travel ... the Ibex would be sick up there, just afraid not enough travel and that I might not get stopped in time.
 

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Sounds like you should just rent. Yer going to be pissed if you lug that thing all the way there and end up renting anyway.
 

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zaefod said:
Sounds like you should just rent. Yer going to be pissed if you lug that thing all the way there and end up renting anyway.
no, I wont rent a bike up there.
 

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what fork do you have on the p2?
a 90mm stance static. but I could have a stance kingpin (its basically a sherman slider now) or I could just use the 130mm drop off comp (wouldent stress my frame as much)
 

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screw it all.......buy a T-2 hitch rack and get a new DH bike.......just charge it all and have fun

oh yeah sell the IBEX
 

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
screw it all.......buy a T-2 hitch rack and get a new DH bike.......just charge it all and have fun

oh yeah sell the IBEX
you said it.
besides thats all whistler is good for.
 

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
screw it all.......buy a T-2 hitch rack and get a new DH bike.......just charge it all and have fun

oh yeah sell the IBEX
I dont have tons of money like everyone else on this site. I have to deal with what I have, the Ibex was a f*** of a deal for what I got it for. I only have one rack...i'm trying to make what I have ...work
 

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There are some pretty decent bikes to rent at Whistler. RMX's, Norco's, etc. But then you're going to spend a $100/day for the rental, depending on how long you're going to be there maybe you could just fix your own bike. There's something to be said for being on your own bike that you're comfortable on up there. Ask me how I picked up 14 stitches in my head on a rental bike there last summer...
 

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hardtailll said:
you could get a tube top for like 20$ at your local bike shop
the top tube is a bar that goes from your headtube to your seat.....it locks in place to fit most bike racks
 

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Err said:
There are some pretty decent bikes to rent at Whistler. RMX's, Norco's, etc. But then you're going to spend a $100/day for the rental, depending on how long you're going to be there maybe you could just fix your own bike. There's something to be said for being on your own bike that you're comfortable on up there. Ask me how I picked up 14 stitches in my head on a rental bike there last summer...
I always say never rent.....always ride what you are comfortable with when riding harder trails
 

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first off, go to your LBS and ask if they have a top tube bar, as SMT said it is something that goes on your stem and your seat post, making it extremely easy to put on the rack. it will be a life saver.....also take the ibex.....put ther mechanical brake on the rear as long as it works, if you have another set of tires that are better, then put those on. look into getting some DH tubes or just run pretty high PSI. if your stance kingpin is basically like a sherman slider now....then just put that on the ibex. the ibex will work if you just make some small changes. i have never been to whistler but i would not ride it on an HT, probably wouldn't be a lot of fun. hope it works out for you.
 

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Take the Ibex & at least a front tire, put the mechanical brake on the back & bring a front just in case. I have a bad habit of bring spares on road trips. I never did understand the fork on the Ibex, should have put a minimum 150 but hay you know the bike & it'll work just fine.

Depending on when your going you might want to get in toutch with Jack & see what he says about the brake. He might tell you to go through Hayes, if thats the case track down Randy & see about a upgrade to the HFX-Mag. :)
 

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Run a hardtail at whistler

Running a hardtail at whistler is not as bad as you think. Last year I ran a Steelhead with an old Z1 on the front, and was fine on A-line (ok, the brake bumps sucked), and hit Angry Pirate, No Joke, and Freightline and others with no problem. At first I was a little slower, and probably could have done more runs on a DH bike, but once I got comfortable and quit using the brakes, it was fine, speed really does smooth stuff out.

This year I'm running a regutted Kingpin Stance (actually like the modded version of this fork). That's about the same as the P2 set up your are thinking. For some reason, my hardtail is more stable in the air with the bigger fork (haven't figured that one out, but not complaining).

DH tires are a must. I run 2.5 kenda blue groove/nevegal stick-e combo, and they are the shiznit! (did I just say "shiznit"? :confused: must be tired).

Actually leaving for whistler in a few hours, be up there this weekend. :D

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todd_freeride said:
I dont have tons of money like everyone else on this site.
Hurray for stereotypes! Next time I find bundles of money around my house or in my bank account, I'll make sure to contact you!

-Nate
 

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take the p.2 last year i took my p.3 with a dj2 fork and i rode everything there but clown shoes and schleyer and i had a blast even passed some of my fully ridin friends..... leavin in 3 weeks to go back for 9 days and im takin my MC rumble, sure a fully would be nice but sometimes u just ride what u got and make the best of it..............
 

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todd_freeride said:
...gah, this sucks .... should I just take the P.2 up there and attempt to ride it down whistler ? I'm a freaking smooth rider. and I could put my drop off comp 130mm on there if I needed more travel ... the Ibex would be sick up there, just afraid not enough travel and that I might not get stopped in time.
Sure you can ride your P2 up there. The drawback is that it will beat you up and you will not get nearly as much riding in as if you were riding an FS. The trails on the lower mountain are pretty hashed out with braking bumps and the upper thrails are naturally rough. I rode my Imperial up there once and in small doses its fun but as I'm mid-30's I don't recover as fast as the kids do. Can you rent a different rack?
 

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If your going to whister, why not enjoy the riding and rent a bike suited for the terrian. Your Ibex is more of a trail, all mountain ride rather than a Freeride or DH specific bike. Also, stop being a cheap ass. Whats the big deal spending 200-300 hundred for the best riding of your life. Anyways, how are you going to feel when your ibex devlops a few "minor" cracks.
 

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If your going to whister, why not enjoy the riding and rent a bike suited for the terrian. Your Ibex is more of a trail, all mountain ride rather than a Freeride or DH specific bike. Also, stop being a cheap ass. Whats the big deal spending 200-300 hundred for the best riding of your life. Anyways, how are you going to feel when your ibex devlops a few "minor" cracks.
F-That Rentals suck. I'd rather ride my own rig, that a) I like b) is set up for me, my weight, my riding style, and my preferance, and c) I dont have to spend 3 days getting used to it, building confidence, and trust in the new rental bike that's been thrashed all summer, is usually spec'd with midgrade to poor components, and creates a pinch on my pocket book and time that could be better spent someplace else.

I say take the money you're considering spending on rentals, and get that tube top thing from the lbs, put it into new tires and prepping the bike for whistler, and enjoy yourself. The rear brake doesnt even do much stopping the mechanical will probably outperform the hfx in all areas anyway (trust me I've owned the hfx they suck)
 
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