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ive been fighting my self over which i should get fisrt. STP 1 or a new downhill bike. right now as far as the downhill bike its being tossed up between a V-10, VP-free, or giant DH. the STP id defitly use more as i do urban everyday. but the thought of a full on DH race bike is oh so appealing. what do you guys think?
 

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I think is a good idea start with a HT coz you r gonna get a lot of skils with that...and after that a DH will be much easyer to ride...
 

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They both have advantages. If you get a DH bike, ride urban...and learn to hop high with a 40+ pound bike, if you move to a low 30's urban ride...you'll hop that much higher. Only bad part is that you might get used to the suspension, and you wont be as smooth on stuff. If you learn to be a smooth rider.....you'll be that much better when you do get a DH bike.
 

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VIA said:
I think is a good idea start with a HT coz you r gonna get a lot of skils with that...and after that a DH will be much easyer to ride...
i had a marin quake built up totaly burly and did urban and a couple races on it. but i put a big crack in the headtube crashing on the mountain cross course at snowshoe. so i already know what im doin on a hardtail, its not a matter of learning so much.
 

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.WestCoastHucker. said:
since when can't you DH on a hardtail??????
Yeah.. you're right .. but in this case DH ment FS .
 

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zerossix said:
ive been fighting my self over which i should get fisrt. STP 1 or a new downhill bike. right now as far as the downhill bike its being tossed up between a V-10, VP-free, or giant DH. the STP id defitly use more as i do urban everyday. but the thought of a full on DH race bike is oh so appealing. what do you guys think?
I'd say start with the HT since its gonna be less expensive, then you'll have a bike to hold you over for longer while you save up the rest of the money for the more expensive bike
 

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yeah thanks everyone, i actually decided to stay with my old junkie HT and build up a "junkie"DH bike. i figure theres only a few weeks left of the race season and only a month or 2 at most of real possible street riding, so im just gunna man the last few weeks out withwhati got, and save up all winter and such and build UBER bike come next season
 

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zerossix said:
yeah thanks everyone, i actually decided to stay with my old junkie HT and build up a "junkie"DH bike. i figure theres only a few weeks left of the race season and only a month or 2 at most of real possible street riding, so im just gunna man the last few weeks out withwhati got, and save up all winter and such and build UBER bike come next season
wow.

he asked us a question, we answered him and he was very hospitible.

and he made a disision that i think we can all agree on.

i wish oreo was like that.
 
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