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another dirtbag question

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by mr-drew, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. mr-drew

    mr-drew Chimp

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    trying to decide between dirtbag, and new bullit. Which frame will hold more true and willingly accept the greatest abbuse with the least amount of maintenance
     
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  2. nmpearson

    nmpearson Monkey

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    in my opinion...the dirtbag. those things are so beefy and i think to take more abuse. i know the bullit is built to be strong freeride, but it just doesn't feel as tough as the dirtbag when you ride it
     
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  3. FrontRangeDH

    FrontRangeDH Monkey

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    I beat the hell out of my Bullit for 5 years before retiring it a few months ago, it is being replaced by a BottleRocket, but I would get another Bullit in an instant
     
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  4. carbuncle

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    I've got a year in on my '06 Dirtbag, the only bike I'll replace it with is another Dirtbag and by the way it's holding up I'm not going to need to do that any time soon! The pivots have never loosened up by themselves, and the frame is sturdy. Really sturdy. A lot of lateral stiffness too, which is one weak spot on any high-chainstay single-pivot bike I've owned or ridden.

     
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  5. bent^biker

    bent^biker Turbo Monkey

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    db wins the burliness contest hands down.
     
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  6. mr-drew

    mr-drew Chimp

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    thanks guys, so in terms of maintenance and just good ole rugidability the dirtbag is what you a re recomending. just one more question to top it all off, do i really need 36 spokes per wheel, is it just over kill?
     
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  7. FrontRangeDH

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    Unless you are heavy or a hack, you only really need 32
     
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    carbuncle Monkey

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    I'm heavy AND a hack and I only need 32: anymore 36 is overkill.
     
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    just man up and get a 40 hole wheel, that what every on eon this forum rides.
     
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    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    32 spoke, laced 3X
    Built well, that is all that you need.

    But I went with a Bullit
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    If you're talking about the TBC wheels, the 36s are redunkulous. They've got a bigger rim too. The 32s should be fine.
     
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    ive owned 2 Santa Cruz Bullits and @ Transition Dirtbags, that both take alot of abuse, but i liked the ride/feel of the Dirtbag and the burlyness of the frame over the bullit. and you cant beat the company, TBC is much better to work with and talk to.
     
  13. mr-drew

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    good stuff, thanks alot! so basically for confidence the dirtbag just gives you the feeling the bullit would not, are there any other frames made in north america that would give you confidence, low maintenance and burliness like the dirtbag?
     
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    the dirtbag isnt american made, its Taiwanese from my understanding, a Intense SS 6.6 might fit the bill too but they are super expensive

    Get the dirtbag and if you are getting Transition wheels, get the 32 hole 32mm wheels
     
  15. mr-drew

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    sweet, yea i i realized after i miss typed it, but ahh, i found a deal on a uzzi frame, 1600 with dhx 5.0 just found it, whould i take it over the transition?
     
  16. mr-drew

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    dudes i still am all over the place with it, im now even looking at the demo series, but they don't look so hot for pedling
     
  17. 4130biker

    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    After owning a dirtbag, and now riding a demo, i can say that the demo pedals as good, if not better than the dirtbag. The dirtbag is a rad bike, and it feels like less of a boat than the demo on tight trails, but the demo feels better at speed. My demo and dirtbag weighed the same: 42. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the bikes you're looking at.