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Silverstar - best bike??

June 19, 2018, 4:46 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 18, 2014

Heading to Silverstar in a few weeks. I currently ride a Trek Fuel EX 8 29er all mountain with 120mm front and back. We'll be riding 1.5 days and was told I could ride my Trek but I was thinking of renting a DH bike for a day? 

I have no idea what the trails are like and only have Whistler bike park as a comparison, which obvs DH bike is best. 

Style of riding isn't super aggressive...i like fast flowy with some tech but nothing crazy. 

Any thoughts??

June 19, 2018, 9:12 p.m.
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You will be fine. Jedi mind trick is a great flowy smooth trail. Check the youtoob vids to check it out. Its not whistler- def not Sunpeaks. An all mountain bike is fine there.

June 20, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
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You would have way more fun on a DH bike IMO. It's long dh laps, whatever trail you ride the bike is still working pretty hard. Maybe if you were on a beefy enduro bike like a slash/range/nomad etc it would be alright.

June 20, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
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I agree with Brock. But a touch more travel would still be better to keep you going all day...  140/150 would be perfect. Huge selection of flowy trails with perfectly sculpted berms. It's been a few years since I've been there but I felt  they really lacked the aggressive DH trails.

June 20, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
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I vote DH bike unless you plan on just doing the blue flow trails... but even those have been pretty haggard the last few times I rode there (August, so dusty and blown out). The laps are long as Kevin26 said, so factor that in.

The black/double black tech is awesome at SS and truly deserving of a DH bike if you want to go fast... Flow, Gnar, World Cup, Dags/Chainsaw Massacre etc. I like the jump lines at Whistler more personally.

June 25, 2018, 10:49 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 18, 2014

Thanks everyone! Will look into rentals...at least for one day. Then can assess whether I want to keep it for two.

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