Posted by: grambo
I wince riding my trail bike in the park outside of TOTW/Creekside laps where it's a bit softer. Definitely looking forward to getting a DH bike again in 5 or 6 years when the kid is old enough to try the park. They better still be making them then!
hypa what did you think of the 29er?
I didn't get the chance to ride it. There was an opening for the SRAM tuning seminar, and I jumped on that opportunity instead. So I gave up my spot for the demo ride, and was conflicted all day. Sure, the seminar was awesome, but it would have been great to try out the 29'er in the park.
Posted by: Ddean
My 14yo and I have had park passes for 2 yrs now both with DH bikes. He is outgrowing his and is now pushing hard for a single wicked bike versus 2 good ones (DH plus trail bike). I dont think that we will get park passes next year so maybe a fancy enduro will serve him ok as multipurpose.
UFO, when your kid does get to the park Im warning you that once 13/14 hits, that they improve so much every single day. The time has come where we often split up for laps and meet at the bottom - the kid goes to rip the Dirt pro lines and the other nutty air lines, and I do tech.....thats my preference but they advance so crazy fast at that age it is mind blowing. Its been a WONDERFUL two years riding with that kid - we spend so much time on bike together its become quite special to me. Enjoy it when your time comes
Well said Ddean.
My 15 y/o and his riding buddy have improved so much in the last month. They're off doing Dirt Merchant while I'm taking fast laps on 7 year war. It's awesome when we meet up later in the day to ride together. You know, once I'm both mentally and physically warmed up, lol.