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  • #816162

    FastTimes
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    I foolishly sold my DH bike this spring and already regret it. What is everyone riding at Blue this season? Full DH bikes or new ultra capable all-mountain bike? 27.5″ or 29″?

    Bikes I am considering:

    – Pivot Phoenix
    – Pivot Firebird
    – Evil Wreckoning.

    I had a lot of fun on the Nomad at Blue but nothing beats a dedicated DH bike.

    Santa Cruz

    #816172
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    Whynot
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    I’ll be riding the trusty ol’ SX Trail if I make it up to Blue this year. Or I’ll rent, I’ve never actually done a lap on a proper DH bike. 9yrs old, still going strong.

    #816178

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    That SX trail is a sick bike. You definitely need to get up there this season, Rentals are solid, Glory DH. I took @fietser up last year and he had a blast. I don’t think enough people take advantage of it. It’s a super fun experience at Blue, whether you go for a day or every weekend, Im more focus on enduro this year but will be up a bunch, likely earning my turns.

    Might be a good year to reintroduced the RFG ride days up there.

    #816181
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    Neville Park
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    Ooooo

    Will be on my one bike quiver for all riding types this season – 2016 RM Altitude 790 rally.
    If i were on full DH I would have to go with Scott Gambler.

    Totally agree that the overall experience is super fun and all trail riders should take advantage of the whole experience, no matter what level of rider.

    Take a half day off, leave GTA just before lunch and ride to the shadows creep in. Wash your bike, grab a beer and food, walk the village and head back for reasonable time to arrive at work the next day.

    $120 day with lifty, food, gas, etc. can normally get 8-ish laps and 70km in that time if yah hustle.

    *Protip – Use a bike with a dropper, lol … 2km ride from the gondola to H20/Haole

    *EDIT – Evil Wreckoning has been on my radar for sure. Additionally, got the privilege of playing with Joes’ Commencal DH rig while at Joyride this season and it is 100% something i would be looking into too if in the DH market 🙂

    #816200
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    Whynot
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    Might be a good year to reintroduced the RFG ride days up there.

    That’d be a great idea. I just find t hard to justify a full day away from the kids. But they’re older now and can enjoy the village more, so hopefully I’ll get back up to Blue more regularly.

    #816201

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    The camps there are amazing, kids outside all day. Lots to do as a family. I do a mini vaca there with my girls each summer now. Laps in the AM and famjam in the afternoon. There is family entertainment in the evenings. Blue has a private beach and shuttles to and from. Pretty solid little getaway really. This is exactly the visitor they want to attract so its pretty tailored to us.

    #816223

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Well, I think the Wreckoning is off the list. Sick bike but after a pile of research, don’t feel it gives me what I’m after.

    Down to the Pivots, Firebird or Phoenix….

    Opening weekend is just around the corner. Who’s heading up for opening weekend?

    #816226
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    kmay__
    Participant

    Ive got the 19th booked off work and will be heading up for opening day, and likely come back Sat or Sun. Still riding my alum 26″ Gambler, no plans of upgrading til I cant find parts for it anymore! See everyone up there.

    #816227
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    Renegade Hardware
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    I’ll be riding the trusty ol’ SX Trail if I make it up to Blue this year. Or I’ll rent, I’ve never actually done a lap on a proper DH bike. 9yrs old, still going strong.

    night and day difference when the going gets rough. Nothing works like a DH bike.

    #816228

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    We gonna see you up there this season @renegade-hardware? Braaap

    #816327
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    Renegade Hardware
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    Should make it up a few times. Haven’t been there riding in a long time, since racing I think.

    No DH bike currently, so I’m debating selling the 134 to pick up a frame with more travel so it isn’t outgunned when I’m hitting up slopes. Doing bromont trip in July! If anyone’s selling an L/XL 27.5x142mm rear frame hit me up! haha.

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