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Racing a Bullit

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by hilldown, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. hilldown

    hilldown Chimp

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    Hey everyone I was wondering if its possible to DH race an 05 santa cruz bullit? Given the brake jack problem, which can be fixed is there anything that should hold me back? Has anyone ever raced a bullit before in downhill? Thanks for the feedback.
     

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  2. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

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    I've raced a bullit downhill before. It is not a true bred DH frame, but is light and versatile enough to do well.
     
  3. Rik

    Rik Turbo Monkey

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    No, it's not possible. You're only allowed to freeride a bullit, which means you must roll down the course slowly, jump off any obstacle you can see, and say things like "gnarltastic" and "ex-core".


    Silliness aside... you can race DH on anything, I've spent the year on a hardtail. It's just how well you can race on a given bike that matters, but even if the bike isn't entirely suitable, think of it as skill development.
     
  4. dhkid

    dhkid Turbo Monkey

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    i am still racing on my bullit, i feel i haven't used my bullit to its maximum potential yet, so i wont be changing bikes anytime soon. coz it still depends on the rider skill untill you really feel that the bullit is incapeble already.
     
  5. wikitypooshlag

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    take the bullit as far as you possibly can. it'll make you a much better rider. but be prepared to lose to a rich kid on a demo9
     
  6. bigdrop05

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    hey man, Steve Peat could win on a Bullet no matter what bike your on, if you are a ripper you will still haul azzz..!
    Give it hell-they are good bikes-i had 3 of em !
     
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    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    i plan on racing expert on one next year.
     
  8. dhkid

    dhkid Turbo Monkey

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    :stupid: thats what i am doing now. and about ppl with better bikes, sometimes they beat me. but when i beat them the feeling is soo good. :thumb:
     
  9. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    You can race on anything. I use to race my 00 6" travel Big Hit with dual Gazzo 24s. I did alright, top 5 in expert at local races and top 10-15 in BC Cup races.
     
  10. mtbpaint1

    mtbpaint1 Monkey

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    its all about skill my friend has had a bullet for 3 years and can fly ahead of me on SOME trails