All Around Mid Fat Full Suspension MTB

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nope

this one https://us.yt-industries.com/detail/index/sArticle/1921/sCategory/511
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Yeah... That one has better components and the added benefit of being in stock. The $99 shipping cost puts him over his $2500 budget though.
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Budget was just thrown out there, I kind of made it up.

What do you guys think, would the mid fat tires work for downhill?

Honestly I don't see myself really getting into downhill, but I'd like to try it.
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MC2 5678F589 wrote
Yeah... That one has better components and the added benefit of being in stock. The $99 shipping cost puts him over his $2500 budget though.
Yeah - you beat me to it with the other one though.

But, the fact that the Comp is available right now in Medium would make me want to spend the extra 99.


This bike has been getting rave reviews and is about the best bang for the buck anywhere.  The only thing that sucks is if you have a warranty issue you have to send it to YT.  No LBS support.  To be honest, I'd rather not deal with the LBS though.
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Harvey wrote
Budget was just thrown out there, I kind of made it up.

What do you guys think, would the mid fat tires work for downhill?

Honestly I don't see myself really getting into downhill, but I'd like to try it.
 
A regular 2.4-2.6 is better and IS the standard DH tire, either 27.5 or 29.

Midfat is a fad.
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I have heard good things about YT..

My plus tires are 2.8 just a little beefier then the usual 2.3-2.5 that are on standard wheels..

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A regular 2.4-2.6 is better and IS the standard DH tire, either 27.5 or 29.

Midfat is a fad.
Agree with this. Also agree with bike recommendation & LBS skepticism. Good posts by this guy.
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Harvey wrote
Budget was just thrown out there, I kind of made it up.

What do you guys think, would the mid fat tires work for downhill?

Honestly I don't see myself really getting into downhill, but I'd like to try it.
In that case, spend your money on a bike that will match the terrain that you will be riding most of the time and then either use that or even better, rent a DH bike when you do ride DH.  You will be much happier.

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tjf1967 wrote
You bought your girl a bike with 26 inch wheels.  Oh man you are frugal.
I didn't buy it.... she's the primary breadwinner now.  I take more of an advisory role with these purchases.  I advised against this one.   That said, typically she does the opposite of what I advise.  Earlier in  the season, she hooked up with a group of fem-bad-ass down-hillers at Stevens.  Typical elitist city-folk... hyper-consumptive gear-heads.  IMO: The purchase was stimulated purely by gear-lust... the women she rides with (1 of them is a sponsored pro) all have high-end long travel Cadillacs

I nearly shit myself when UPS delivered this along with a bunch of other associated body armor:

 

The bike has done a lot for her riding on the descents, if you consider adding more injury risk to be a good thing.  It's a double edged sword... I'm stoked that she's found a passion for something I've always loved, but at the same time, I can't help but worry.  Her perception of risk is far different than mine... she's borderline reckless at times.  A couple of weeks ago she came home after a downhill session with a stitched up forearm and what I thought could be a broken clavicle... She looked like she got her ass kicked in a bar fight. I thought a couple of high impact slams would quell her lust for the downhill thrill, but I was wrong.  She's heading over there again on Friday for a day of lift-serviced thrill seeking.  She just turned 40, and is acting more like she's 20.  


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Harvey wrote
Budget was just thrown out there, I kind of made it up.

What do you guys think, would the mid fat tires work for downhill?

Honestly I don't see myself really getting into downhill, but I'd like to try it.
In that case, spend your money on a bike that will match the terrain that you will be riding most of the time and then either use that or even better, rent a DH bike when you do ride DH.  You will be much happier.
Don't necessarily agree with this.  Yeah a DH bike will do better but sometimes those rentals are beat.

A modern trail bike can ride most everything in the average riders ability at park and still kick ass on the XC terrain.  He'll never ride his old bike if he buys a Jeffsy.  It's a "quiver" killer.  Or a one-horse stable if you will.  Unless you want to race XC or DH...
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