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Super 8

July 12, 2003, 12:24 a.m.
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Allrighty, I am looking at purchasing a 2001 Super 8, with 02 monster ts, d321s, and rear avalanch shock. I plan on going to nelson bc with this bike. Will this be to much bike?? or will i find it really enjoyable to ride? I don't want to get it if its going to be really hard to ride and take way to much work. I also own a 01 norco 250cc that i will use if i don't get the super 8.

Thanks

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July 12, 2003, 12:34 a.m.
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You can shuttle a lot in Nelson, so that would really help with the Super 8 as it will definitely be a lot bigger than your 250. I doubt it would be too much bike. Seems like most people rave about the way the Super 8 rides, so you'll probably be happy with it.

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July 12, 2003, 12:43 a.m.
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i love my super8. if you want me to go into detail i will

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July 12, 2003, 12:47 a.m.
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yah, some detail would be awsome. I just want to be sure that this bike isen't going to go to waste, or that i won't be happy with it. cuz dropping 3 grand on a bike is a lot of money for a 17 year old.

thanks in advance

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July 12, 2003, 9:56 a.m.
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sounds like a sick deal for 3k

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July 12, 2003, 10 a.m.
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it seems like the avalanche alone in canada would be close to a grand and ive ridden a super 8 with a fox and with a avalanche and the avalanche is a must and the s8 feels really good for riding stuff i really like them but they are a tank and weigh quite a bit but not any more than most dh bikes

July 12, 2003, 10:01 a.m.
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Bring the big bike if you're coming to Nelson.

So many freaks, so few circuses.

July 12, 2003, 12:47 p.m.
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that super8 will be at fuckin home in nelson…fast and burly!

Dude, that's a steal of a bike, the best suspension you can buy with a great frame and parts to go with it.

you'll kick yourself if you pass it up

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July 12, 2003, 5 p.m.
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Originally posted by WBC
**that super8 will be at fuckin home in nelson…fast and burly!

**

lol Or not.

Ever seen the crazy tech trails there?

I'm not saying its not doable, obviously it is.. I'm just saying a HT is a lot more at home than a super8 in Nelson

I guess you don't have to do certain trails , though..

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July 12, 2003, 5:03 p.m.
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So, what do you guys think, should i get be getting the super 8 for nelson, or just save the money and use my hardtail instead?

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July 12, 2003, 5:27 p.m.
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I have no problem with tech trails on the S8. If your strong enough you'll be fine. As a matter of fact I'd say I'm more comfortable on skinnes on this bike than any other.

July 12, 2003, 6:38 p.m.
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Originally posted by OptionaL
**lol Or not.

Ever seen the crazy tech trails there?

I'm not saying its not doable, obviously it is.. I'm just saying a HT is a lot more at home than a super8 in Nelson

I guess you don't have to do certain trails , though.. **

Never. Don't want to argue, but i'd rather have 8 inches of travel and a huge bike then none and a tiny bike, nelsons trails are rocky and rough, like Kelowna, do-able on a HT, but are definitly FS friendly… I wouldn't of gone so far to say HT there jordan, but a smaller travel FS rig would be more desirable.

Anyways, just learn how to ride a bike and aslong as it's functional you should be fine no matter where u go.

July 12, 2003, 6:40 p.m.
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PS: on the HT issue, i have rode Nelson on, a norco 250cc (sucked for those trails) and a Brodie 8 ball, which I cleaned every trail i went on with it.

so do the math yourself.

July 12, 2003, 6:40 p.m.
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For me its different then most people. People will say, use the lighter bike on skinnies its easier to throw around. But personally, I like when I have a big heavy bike under me, makes me feel good. So as long as your strong enough, I would say go for it.

July 12, 2003, 7:27 p.m.
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The question should really be to yourself. Is the bike going to be too much for you and not the trail. A strong rider can muscle around a 50lb bike like it weighs nothing but can YOU handle it? No one knows but you.

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