- Apr 5, 2008
You are hanging out an awful lot in the downhill forum for someone who doesn't ride DH or owns a DH bike then. Just do like the rest of us, get a token DH bike that never sees any kind of use (Udi and buckoW are exceptions) and at least pretend you are one of the cool kids. Jeez!I don't. As much as folks like to think DH is the rugged blue collar corner of mountain biking it is pretty much the same crowd. Not a lot of rags to World Cup DH riches stories out there.
The one year I rode DH, all the regulars were on RM and got banned for being giant assholes. I am pretty sure it was a statistical irregularity it certainly didn't make me think it wasn't the same winter crowd just covered in dust.
The saving grace to the sport is that these days people have year round pedal bike options that are lift serve capable.
DH bikes are not the gateway drug, it is the cocaine.