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#17 out of 75 Downhill Bikes
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  • BW_GT

    Well, it's been a year now since I've owned my Fury. I have taken the bike to multiple bike parks, a downhill/freeride course and also participated in my first dh race. Of the bat, I realized the bike needed some upgrades so I started changing out the parts. The bike felt great (stock), but it seems it would be more capable if some of the parts were upgraded. A SRAM medium 9 speed derailleur to a Shimano short cage 10 speed ZEE derailleur and the 165mm Gravity MotoX was changed to a 175mm Zee crank. Also, the 800mm handlebars are a tad too wide, so I replaced it with a 780mm Renthal Fatbar 1" risers. The Domain fork and Fox Van R rear shocks were too plush and had minimal adjustments so I replaced those with Fox 40 Float Fit RC2 and a FOX DHX RC4 for the rear. And last, the brake pads were replaced with metal finned pads since the stock ones did not last at the dh course. Other than that, the bike feels great and very capable of what I throw at it.

    Solid frame.
    Long wheelbase makes it steady and fast going downhills.
    Not a bad price for an entry level DH bike.

    At 39 lbs, you would feel the weight.
    The longer wheelbase makes it difficult to make sharp turns.
    Upgrades are a must and could cost $$$$

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  • BW_GT

    For an entry level DH bike, I would recommend this, then upgrade the parts as you progress or if the low end parts break. Which ever comes first. Hahaha

    Rockshox Domain fork is set up to 180mm (7 Inches) of travel. You would have to install internal spacers (comes with the bike) and re-adjust the upper fork tubes to get the full 200mm (8 Inches) of travel.

    203mm disc brakes.
    Long wheelbase compared to other manufacturers with the same frame size.
    Very predictable and easy to ride considering it is a DH bike.
    39 lbs (medium frame and no pedals).
    Tons of potential.

    SRAM X5 medium cage derailleur.
    SRAM double thumb shifter (personal opinion)
    Catalog claims to have Continental tires but received Maxxis tires instead.
    Only rear hub is Shimano Zee.
    39 lbs (medium frame and no pedals).
    Need upgrades.

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