A Sad Day... no more DH bike.

Discussion in 'Gravity Junkies' started by herzalot, May 31, 2017.

  1. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I am dropping a tear as I write this. For the first time since 2008, I do not own a DH bike. I sold my beloved Knolly Podium today. Fortunately it went to a local who will be riding it to keep up with his 12 year old hot-shot son who races DH.

    Here is my beloved just prior to purchase when it still belonged to the Global Director of Marketing for Knolly:
    Podium and Paint.jpg

    And in its current state as I sold it. Knolly issued me a day-glo green sticker kit so the bike would be more noticeable. Clearly, they had not seen me ride first.

    Podium Drive Side.JPG
    I am glad it went to a good home where it will be ridden, rather than sitting in my storage closet. My Tracer does all that I need it to do at this point, and who knows how much longer I would be able to sell a 26er for a reasonable used-bike price. If my life situation allows, I can acquire an Intense M-16 for a silly-low price.

    So close that chapter on the wanna-be DH racer.

    (sniff) :(
     
  2. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I have those same green race face pedals on our stationary bike in the loft.
     
  3. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    Nice rational move. Sometimes rational moves kinda suck.
     
  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
  5. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Am I sensing a move in this direction? ;)
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  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    HAAAA!

    Ummm, no.
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    It's probably way too soon for the single speed recommendation, huh?
     
  8. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Getting rid of the DH bike is the first step towards the Single Speed world.....quitter.
     
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Nah, he needed to clear up some funds for a new Nomad:

    1139974d1496303087-santa-cruz-nomad-v4-my2018-170mm-my18_hero_nomad_sand_xx1_web.jpg
     
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  10. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Nice MO, herzie...slo-mo upgrade to modern DH bike disguised as a condolence thread. :sneaky: Take your time. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. So do 29" hoops! ;):cool:

    The end of something is the beginning of something else. Stay psyched!!!!!! :thumbsup:
     
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  11. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I think he wants to add this to his stable. Goes nice with his Tracer.p3pb14740562.jpg
     
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  12. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Bummer. I remember a similar day for me in 2011. onward and upward, godspeed for new adventures. you can only ride one bike at a time anyway
     
  13. PMORTUARY

    PMORTUARY Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Dave (D2)
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    I went through this last year trying to rationalize the new purchase of a 160MM bike. I eventually sold my beloved Green Operator with matching DVO fork. I settled my broken heart with the understanding that I've been riding the same bike park trails on my trail bike and having just as much fun, so why not have two bikes with a 70/30 usage split and not he 95/5 of a DH and Trail bikes.
     
  14. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    Sorry to hear that buddy. When was the last time you it though @herzalot ? I'm guessing at least a year? She sure was puurrty though.
     
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  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Northstar last July. Fun day.
     
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