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hey, im new to the forum, but definitely not new to riding... i have had custom full suspension bike built by me, and i have a 2007 gt avalanche 3.0 disc... i am wanting to make the avalanche my main freeride bike, due to the full susp got ran over... :( i am wondering where you guys would start, right now the fork is worn out from drops that were not rated for the fork, other than that, i am goin to throw some paint on it, and what else would you guys do?
 

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Um. Get a new bike. Seriously if you want to really freeride save your pennies and buy something better. No amount of paint will make that bike a good freeride bike.
 

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yeah, i know its not the best choice for freeride, but ive had it for close to 3 yrs now, and ive done everything from 10 ft drops, to uphill climbs and everything inbetween on it... i just now got back into the sport, see, i race quads, and once my full suspension bike got trashed i turned my attention to my quad, but now i am wanting to put some money into my bike to make it more reliable on the big drops and jumps....
 

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You'll have to be more specific about what's on your bike, what problems it has, what you want to do with it, budget, etc.
 

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well its a 2007 gt avalanche 3.0 disc... its completely stock except for the platform pedals, heavy duty innertubes, and seat, what fork would you recommend for freeride?
 

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Well either you're trolling, or you're serious. If it's the latter, please follow the advice we're giving you. That bike is NOT for freeride. At least, the definition of we all have here of freeride. Freeride is a term used to describe a style of riding that is extreme. Jumps, drops, and very technical terrain. I'll help you out. Google "Red Bull Rampage". K, now watch some video's of this event. Done? Ok, a bike built for freeriding is built to handle that kind of abuse. If you still think you can build your bike can be built up to that standard (please say no), you have no business mountain biking. In fact, you will probably severely hurt yourself using that bike. If you classify freeriding is just riding wherever i.e. "trail blazing", then if it's very moderate terrain, sure, the bike will suffice.

If this was a trolling thread, I applaud you sir, that was funny:)
 

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well its a 2007 gt avalanche 3.0 disc... its completely stock except for the platform pedals, heavy duty innertubes, and seat, what fork would you recommend for freeride?
10 foot drops?
Damn.
I once did a 300 foot gap on my cross country racing bike WHILE banging Jessica Simpson.
Just as probable I suppose.
 

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ten foot drops? Gt avalanch?
if you dont have much money save some more and buy something used. 500 to 1000 dollars gan get you a pretty good used rig these days if you just look for it. I got my giant faith 3 for 600.
 

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sell the bike, save some more $, and get another bike

...but if you are gonna keep it, change the fork, headset, bottom bracket, cranks, wheels, tires, grips, bar, stem, brakes, derailleur, shifters, seat, seat post, add a rear shock to the frame, add a chainguide
 

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ok guys, i know how to ride, i have been for 15 yrs... and trust me i have done 10ft drops on this bike, its definitely possible, and i know what freeriding is!!!! im not going to buy another bike, i was just wanting to use this bike as something to mess around on the local jumps and drops inbetween quad racing seasons... so if anyone wants to give me some helpful advice, it would be appreciated... thats my quad, recently put over 2 grand in it, so thats why i dont want to spend another grand on a bike, i was just wanting to do some minor mods to my bike...
 

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love this thread!

hucker92 - F the haters. Keep hucking!
 
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