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do i really need a dh bike if I've got a 160mm endure bike

mogulkilamogulkila Posts: 44
edited July 2016 in MTB buying advice
hi , i recently had my dh bike nicked and am thinking of replacing it .But can't help thinking do i really need one when I've a decent all mountain bike . :?:

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    No.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Yes.
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  • kickaxekickaxe Posts: 446
    Depends.
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  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Do you want speed and huge jumps? If you do then yes, if not then no.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    I'd say on the huge jumps not so much, but the biggest difference I've found is when its really steep and rough! But on the whole no...

    Almost wish I had a shorter travel trail bike now I have a Dh bike.
  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    no, you need a 100mm travel 70 degree head angle carbon XC machine
  • oodboooodboo Posts: 2,171
    If you can comfortably afford it and would use it and not get in trouble with the missus then go for it.

    If you just ride in the UK, got enough skills on your enduro bike, etc, etc then no.
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  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    the most important points with buying any bike is.

    1) can I afford it?
    2) Do I want it?

    if you can answer yes to both these questions do it..

    question 3) do I need it? is irrelevant IMO
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    I sold my DH bike recently and really regret it. I had some great times riding it and did some stupid stuff on it I never imagined an idiot like me could do.
    It's funding a rock climbing trip though so hopefully worth it. I'll definitely buy another one in a few years.
  • Lungs94Lungs94 Posts: 160
    Do you want speed and huge jumps? If you do then yes, if not then no.

    I disagree, I do both of those on my 160mm Mondraker with ease, I say if you're doing some pretty technical fast speed descents with huge drop off then yes get a DH bike
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  • kiniookinioo Posts: 776
    Maybe?
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Lungs94 wrote:
    Do you want speed and huge jumps? If you do then yes, if not then no.

    I disagree, I do both of those on my 160mm Mondraker with ease, I say if you're doing some pretty technical fast speed descents with huge drop off then yes get a DH bike

    Enduro bikes can be fast but they still don't match downhill bikes for all out speed on gnarly trails.
    I could keep up with my faster mates when they were on enduro bikes and I was on my downhill bike. On thr same trails with us all on downhill bikes I couldn't keep up.
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