Originally Posted By: Mike Rawdon

Why would you want a sprung DH rig for a ROAD downhill? Give me a pair of 700 x 20c clinchers at 140 psi and it'll coast the doors off a MTB.

Now, if you were planning to, say, take a shortcut through the woods to avoid the hairpin turn...

I think it would be fun to rip down the road with 10" of travel underneath me, plus the benefits of 3" of soft rubber to rail turns faster than I can on my road bike.