All Rounder For Adventure Park

Postby Billyboy on Fri 5th Jan 9:00pm

Hi all! With reopening of the adventure park I’m in the market for a new bike.

Currently have a full sus xc bike 120 travel front and rear great climber but dh I find myself right over the front wheel and it’s as jittery as f*** comin down ie flying nun and the sort.

I want to still be able to do a decent trail ride with a few climbs but feel comfortable racing dh not having my arms shaken to pieces.

Been to a few shops around Christchurch and everyone has different advice and different makes and models. Salesmen!

Always thought the Giant Reign was the way to go but recently told climbing would be tough and that the Giant Trance or Norco Sight were better options.... comfortable and confidence boosting down hill but easy enough to climb... currently lookin at a 2017 trance...

Becoming overwhelmed so some help and direction would be great...
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Re: All Rounder For Adventure Park

Postby mudguard on Fri 5th Jan 9:49pm

I guess you really need to weigh up your riding. My trail bike got seriously beaten up from a few days of shuttling. I would much rather buy a beater DH bike, and keep my trail bike in good nick. That said you could build a Reign up pretty light. My trail bike has 170mm of travel and is bang on 30lb. But it's rare for me not to pedal to the top of a trail, it's more of a treat.
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Re: All Rounder For Adventure Park

Postby Dougal on Sat 6th Jan 7:21pm

I've been riding 150mm bikes for about 17 years now. IMO the concerns about them not climbing were left behind about 15 years ago.
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Re: All Rounder For Adventure Park

Postby JRA on Sat 6th Jan 8:19pm

Transition Scout - best playground bike ever!
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Re: All Rounder For Adventure Park

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Sat 6th Jan 10:16pm

If you're planning to use the chairlift for the park, you don't need to worry too much about climbing performance.
Until they have more black runs, a ~160mm bike fits the bill.
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Re: All Rounder For Adventure Park

Postby Percy Pig on Sun 7th Jan 11:07am

Astoria Paranoia wrote:If you're planning to use the chairlift for the park, you don't need to worry too much about climbing performance.
Until they have more black runs, a ~160mm bike fits the bill.

What this guy said.

A modern 160mm bike is a pretty damn good all-rounder, probably wont climb as well as your current bike, but will spank it totally on the DH bits.

Whichever bike you do get, it needs a dropper seat post. :thumbsup:
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Re: All Rounder For Adventure Park

Postby Billyboy on Tue 9th Jan 2:58pm

Thanks for the responses will keep looking around with this 160 front travel in mind
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Re: All Rounder For Adventure Park

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Tue 9th Jan 3:14pm

We meant rear travel.
You can go up to 170mm up front.
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Re: All Rounder For Adventure Park

Postby wachtourak on Wed 17th Jan 5:54pm

WHy not 180
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Re: All Rounder For Adventure Park

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 18th Jan 8:11am

Coz freeride is dead.
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Re: All Rounder For Adventure Park

Postby dwgknz on Thu 18th Jan 7:57pm

Pfftt, 180 is enduro ‘19
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