Hardtail vs Dirt Jump MTB at Rays Indoor Mountain Bike Park

Hardtail vs Dirt Jump MTB at Rays Indoor Mountain Bike Park

Which bike should you bring to an Indoor Mountain Bike Park, a Hardtail Trail bike, or a Dirt Jumper? We went to Rays MTB Park to see what the differences between a Hard Tail and a Dirt Jump MTB and how they behave. Bringing the GT Avalanche and the GT La Bomba to the best Indoor Mountain Bike Park gave us the opportunity to test these bikes in Skatepark, Bikepark, and Pumptrack environments.

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50 Comments

  1. Duane Vigue on November 15, 2022 at 6:32 am

    Who knew the bass player for Spinal Tap made youtube vids about biking.

  2. Lester Falcon on November 15, 2022 at 6:32 am

    Hats err helmets off to you and guys like Berm Peak. I’m still riding a 21 year old Schwinn Moab 3, which only has original frame, seat post and handlebars. I’ve been looking at making a change to a 29er. Channels like GMBN seems to consider 2000 dollar hardtails cheap, and Vital don’t seem to consider hardtails at all. But guys like you bring that all back down to earth and make things more welcoming. I’m now in Vietnam, and crazy for a country that is 50 percent mountain, mountain biking isn’t a thing here. the 1000-1200 dollar range bikes deem really limited, with only Giant really here, Trek a little, and maybe Scott. But coincidentally my eyes are also on the GT Avalanche Expert, and maybe a flight to dealers in Philippines when covid allows. Can’t seem to justify a full sus when I have to do some serious road miles just to get off the road.

  3. femto505 on November 15, 2022 at 6:32 am

    that’s like 5 million dollars in lumber in 2021

  4. Ethan Komosa on November 15, 2022 at 6:37 am

    I’ve been here it’s amazing

  5. tuncay mirik on November 15, 2022 at 6:38 am

    Can’t say enough good

  6. Michael Nicholson on November 15, 2022 at 6:38 am

    lol flood prevention system – awesome haha

  7. OreeoTH on November 15, 2022 at 6:39 am

    I really wanna check this place out, it’s only like a 30 minute drive.

  8. Dominic kovi on November 15, 2022 at 6:42 am

    i live right by cle this is so cool you where there

  9. amir hosein on November 15, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Fathom 2 2021 vs labomba ppro 2021?

  10. Nick B on November 15, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Obviously your a good rider but the guys I met that were sponsored by GT would have made this look a lot easier. Can GT confirm they sponsor you?

  11. Kuttz Millz on November 15, 2022 at 6:47 am

    my guy is sponsored by fox and he’s a youtuber what a fuckin champion.

  12. Bryan Flores on November 15, 2022 at 6:48 am

    i just want to see if gt avalanche can handle jumps.. kuddos to this 😁

  13. A B Cars N’ Guitars on November 15, 2022 at 6:49 am

    Man I wanna go to Ray’s so bad!! Gonna definitely have to plan a trip to Vermont one of these days…

  14. AFK 46 on November 15, 2022 at 6:49 am

    Best place to ride I ride there sometimes with my race bike pump track is so fun

  15. Steven Claude Young on November 15, 2022 at 6:51 am

    May I know the specs of the GT Avalanche?

  16. Michael Hughes on November 15, 2022 at 6:54 am

    Not entirely scientific, but I feel the wheel diameter had the greatest impact in determining what won.

  17. Andy Jacobson on November 15, 2022 at 6:54 am

    In my world, 10/10 would not ask themselves that question and just go for the dirtjumper? ^_o

  18. Rayquaz al Ghul on November 15, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Just get a 27.5 not a 29 wheel setup hardtail.

  19. Marco Petrie on November 15, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Anyone know how long the seat post is on the la bomba and max extension?

  20. yoman738 on November 15, 2022 at 6:59 am

    I think without your amazing looking facial hair and those lion-like looking long hairs, you would be a perfect fit as a Nitz Walsh from undergrads Cosplay

  21. Shadowhunter #evil on November 15, 2022 at 7:05 am

    there is no feeling in the world thats just like popping a smooth manual over a well built roller!

  22. Jeremy Huffine on November 15, 2022 at 7:06 am

    Love that park. So fun.

  23. MC Assists on November 15, 2022 at 7:06 am

    2:54 no one else saw he cheated

  24. Timothy connecticut on November 15, 2022 at 7:06 am

    Time for a haircut man. I think

  25. Dan Laker mtb on November 15, 2022 at 7:07 am

    Great vid dude! That bike park looks epic too! 🤟

  26. skiing maxi on November 15, 2022 at 7:07 am

    i alsow have a GT avalange 1.0 but it isfrom 2004 or 2005and i have changed the fork to a lite Fox F-series and that made the bike to weight 10 kilos.

  27. ceec on November 15, 2022 at 7:07 am

    Got a gt chucker 2.0 seems alright for an old bike (only bike I have lmao)

  28. Sean Cline on November 15, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Rays used to be in Milwaukee. wish it was still here.

  29. Mr. Cabby on November 15, 2022 at 7:13 am

    What tires do you have on the GT? Why is it so hard to find tan walls!!!??

  30. Luca on November 15, 2022 at 7:16 am

    i have to get a plane to get to the mtb parkkk😭

  31. Snake Pliskin on November 15, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Phil is a great dude and also a "full-lipped with a lisp" fella. Lord help him if he ever went to prison.

  32. Mark Contreras on November 15, 2022 at 7:17 am

    I want a bike for a little bit of both I’m new to this sport any suggestions? Thank you in advance

  33. Russell Eckert on November 15, 2022 at 7:18 am

    Should be 26 inch wheels on both for real comparison bigger wheels change everything

  34. Critical Hitz on November 15, 2022 at 7:18 am

    What a beautiful park. I just got a hardtail and I’m loving it!

  35. JD Bacon on November 15, 2022 at 7:19 am

    Dang, couldn’t hear anything over that mustache.

  36. Stanley Kachuik on November 15, 2022 at 7:19 am

    Would be nice to see if there’s any difference at all with the same 26er wheels on both bikes.

  37. Shredded Mountain on November 15, 2022 at 7:21 am

    My friend did 4 rollers on his dual suspension

  38. Chris P. Bacon on November 15, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Ive wanted your GT force carbon pro for years

  39. Stian Jorge Jarnæss on November 15, 2022 at 7:21 am

    I want to learn 360 and more and thinking I need a dirt bike. But I can rebuild my cheap hardtail instead 👏🤗

  40. Weeboken on November 15, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Do you have anymore videos on the GT AVALANCHE? I just love watching videos of my bike haha

  41. Gage Graesser on November 15, 2022 at 7:22 am

    reeeeeee

  42. Patriot Pat on November 15, 2022 at 7:22 am

    You in a foo fighter’s tribute band?

  43. MLC Music on November 15, 2022 at 7:23 am

    If you get a carbon chameleon.. its Geometry is similar to a dirt jumper.. !

  44. Swishyy on November 15, 2022 at 7:24 am

    Can someone please tell me which forks are on the Avalanche I really need to find some good 80mm forks for my dads bike.

  45. Z3YR0X SYN1X on November 15, 2022 at 7:25 am

    And people say I’m beating up my mountain bike in a skatepark

  46. END3RL3 on November 15, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Would love to see a video on how to buy a bike for beginners… suspension, brakes, grips, tires, gear to wear, gear to bring along … thanks for the videos!

  47. Alan R on November 15, 2022 at 7:27 am

    I fell on the drop off at Rays lol gotta get back up & do it again.
    I liked Rays alot more on Jump Bike.

  48. Jalle ! on November 15, 2022 at 7:28 am

    I don’t have a hardtail so this decision is kinda easy

  49. Oleg Petelevitch on November 15, 2022 at 7:28 am

    Top stuff ! From Australia love your info and how you show and explain . Thank you !

  50. T L on November 15, 2022 at 7:29 am

    That’s a decline, not an incline.

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