1992 hardtail downhill nutters ….you have to see this! haha

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  • RagRage
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    these guys will do anything to reach the end ..92 – 94 hardtail downhilling

    swisstony
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    hilarious, i don’t think it’s much to do with the bikes, the riders are terrible!

    RagRage
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    i know! check out the lycra aswell ..fantastic

    Hairychested
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    My eyes! Didn’t they have mirrors back in the 90’s?

    neilforrow
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    the best bit of vid i have seen in ages. they took some hard knocks..

    RagRage
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    i like it how the crowd run for there lives when a rider is coming down the first section ….then they just laugh when a rider comes off …classic

    carbon337
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    Some pretty heavy crashes. I like it.

    Premier Icon rangerbill
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    The next person who says bike geometry/tyres/brakes/fashion were better in the 90s…can we force them to sit and watch that!

    Premier Icon rangerbill
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    The next person who says bike geometry/tyres/brakes/fashion were better in the 90s…can we force them to sit and watch that!

    Premier Icon lowey
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    Genius. What a Brilliant vid. Not laughed as much in ages!

    Those of us that were really there remember how shit we looked. My particular favourite of the time was denim-print lycra shorts matched to a baggy t-shirt. Clashed nicely with my Orange Clockwork.

    Man, that brings back some memories πŸ™‚ The fluro somehow looked right back then … to a 12 year old kid who couldn’t afford any of it anyway.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    What on earth were they all falling off on??!

    sputnik
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    Made me laugh very hard πŸ˜€
    Everybody seemed to struggle with that fast straight.

    RagRage
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    didnt they even think to drop the seatpost a tad

    What on earth were they all falling off on??!

    Well, aside from a basic lack of skills in some, these are the days of doing everything on XC bikes, with the seatpost right up, rubbish brakes, 16″ wide bars, foot long stems, 1.5″ tyres pumped up to 60psi to stop them pinching, on rigid bikes (or if you had a lot of cash, short travel super flexy suspension forks that were worse than pogo sticks) … and a healthy overdose of overeagerness when racing πŸ™‚

    Those of us that were really there remember how shit we looked.

    Bula hats for slalom markers, isn’t it? Wasn’t it?

    gog
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    A great laugh and those riders were tough as nails

    retro83
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    Amazing! πŸ˜€

    The ease of which some of those wheels folded was shocking.

    Also loved the guy at about 2:30 who got up from a crash to find his handlebars a touch wonkey. πŸ˜†

    Brilliant!

    Some of those crashes seemed physically impossible, the bikes flew for miles in some instances!

    And how hardcore are some of those riders, those were some hefty, high speed hits they were taking and most just jumped up and wobbled away again.

    Loved the guy who wrestled his way out of the tape only to then notice the tacoed front wheel.

    holyhutzpa
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    My fave is the guy at 4:50, who seems to have snapped his handlebars. Possibly when the bike fell on his head, either the first or the second time… He still got up and tried to ride away! Mental.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Seems only like yesterday πŸ™

    scuttler
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    Brilliant!

    Some good Euro techno, quality outfits, first class strops, remorseless crowd, mega crashes.

    My personal favourite is the turquoise bloke at 1:05 who is hanging on all the way down the straight – only ever one outcome…

    Thanks for posting this.

    b r
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    Christ, just how crap were the tyres back then?

    Rorschach
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    I can’t help but harbour a sneaking suspicion that if you put the vast majority of stw’s on equivalent machinery today the results would’t be overly dissimilar,I’m not saying that modern tecnology hides the fact that skill levels hav’nt changed mu…….oh yeah,I am saying that πŸ˜‰
    And thay wore less armour back then!

    GlitterGary
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    Rorschach +1

    Hahaha too true, 8 inches of bounce and I’ve still seen people come off worse, on lesser terrain.

    8)

    tinribz
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    The guy who got lost at the bottom of the hill, lmao.

    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    Ace. I used to have an entire video of stuff like this, bought for me as a birthday present in 1994 or ’95, I think. It was highly entertaining back then too. Might have to see if I can dig it out of the loft at my parents…

    RagRage
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    0.46 the guy over runs the course then throws his bike and a tantrum while the crowd laugh and his purple lycra’s are quite a site πŸ™‚

    xcstu
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    now that was funny! πŸ™‚

    cynic-al
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    Excellent vid.

    Remember n00bs most of those bikes have less travel than a modern hardtail.

    Those guys made what we ride today possible and put trail centre stormtroopers to shame.

    SHAME ON YOU

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    Some pretty fast, on the edge riding there!

    Love Tubs
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    laugh! I nearly gave myself a hernia, I’m actually lost for words πŸ˜†

    Just goes to show how effective sussers really are, coupled with hydros.

    Colin-T
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    most of those bikes have less travel than a modern hardtail.

    It looked like most of them were fully ridgid with cantis.

    Total respect.

    j_me
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    Brilliant……love the fact it’s a downhill yet half the riders still have bar ends on.

    Harsh comments on the skill of the riders. Yeah some were mince, but there were some mentalists in there hammering it with zero travel and the stopping power of a cross channel ferry. I’m sure they would piss all over a lot of us on here with modern day kit.

    corroded
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    love the fact it’s a downhill yet half the riders still have bar ends on

    Yes, and the saddle way up! My favourite is the guy who crashes through the tape and continues, trailling the tape like he’s been attacked by a red and white snake. Closely followed by a guy going at warp speed on a bike with a disc wheel. A disc wheel!! Why!!??

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    That is truly a great video! Laughed so hard that a little bit of wee came out.
    Some mincing but also some very very comitted riding, particularly the guy in the yellow fluro coming down the first steep / rutted section who was clearly waaaaaay faster than anyone else, only to overshoot the corner through the tape. He was really giving it death when you consider what those bikes were like to ride!

    Also some of those slam downs on the set of steps were HARD

    audiophile
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    Made me feel better about my lack of riding skill. And my dress sense.

    The best video on here all year.

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