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My new bike, ready to hit the trails...!!

Highway Star

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Well, new to me at least. I haven't been on a bike since I was a kid, but decided to get into it as a summer activity. Got it off craigslist for a couple hundred or so, the guy said it was a downhill race bike but that he never got to ride it at the ski resorts so he had to sell it. It's nearly new....so I bought it...



I've also got my cases of mt. dew, so I'm ready to hit some sweet jumps and tear up the local trails.....probably Killington too this summer.

I can ride in my jeans and ski helmet, right?

Anybody up for a bike-off???
 

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Johnnypoach would be jealous.
 

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Well, new to me at least. I haven't been on a bike since I was a kid, but decided to get into it as a summer activity. Got it off craigslist for a couple hundred or so, the guy said it was a downhill race bike but that he never got to ride it at the ski resorts so he had to sell it. It's nearly new....so I bought it...



I've also got my cases of mt. dew, so I'm ready to hit some sweet jumps and tear up the local trails.....probably Killington too this summer.

I can ride in my jeans and ski helmet, right?

Anybody up for a bike-off???

That is a junk wal-mart bike that would fail miserably and probably kill it's rider if it went down killington.
Does sundown have mountain biking???
 

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Does sundown have mountain biking???

It's been suggested and I think Jarrod seriously considered it, but the general consensus is with great "free" places to ride nearby (Nepaug, Nassahegan, etc.) it wouldn't be that lucrative. Catamount has some DH MTB I think...
 

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It's been suggested and I think Jarrod seriously considered it, but the general consensus is with great "free" places to ride nearby (Nepaug, Nassahegan, etc.) it wouldn't be that lucrative. Catamount has some DH MTB I think...

I have often wondered about those woods a bit past GB.
My hope is they some wood runs there with snowmaking. They could double as mountain biking trails, but yeah it might not be lucrative enough.
 

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That is a junk wal-mart bike that would fail miserably and probably kill it's rider if it went down killington.
Does sundown have mountain biking???

I think it will be fine as long as I don't grab too much front brake.
 

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Johnnypoach would be jealous.

Isn't Johnnie's chrome beauty a Next? It looks very similar.

Too bad it doesn't have a kickstand, I'd be more interested if it did.

Got any close-ups of that awesome looking bash guard??
 

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That is a junk wal-mart bike that would fail miserably and probably kill it's rider if it went down killington.

Agreed, better off spending a few hundred more and get something low end from a real mountain bike manufacturer (Cannondale, Trek, etc....). 1 day at Killington on the fire roads will kill that bike (speaking from experience as when I was young and dumb I thought my Murray could handle the big K and it failed miserably).

Good luck.
 

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Agreed, better off spending a few hundred more and get something low end from a real mountain bike manufacturer (Cannondale, Trek, etc....). 1 day at Killington on the fire roads will kill that bike (speaking from experience as when I was young and dumb I thought my Murray could handle the big K and it failed miserably).

Good luck.


our favorite son paid $200 for his bike and you're telling him it's better to spend $600?

why? especially at the price range of $200-500, isn't it all about the components on the bike and not the frame? why pay for a brand name frame like cannondale or trek for a cheap bike?
 
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