1992 hardtail downhill nutters ….you have to see this! haha
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 🙂Posted 7 years ago13thfloormonkMember
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.Posted 7 years agoRorschachMember
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 😉Posted 7 years ago
And thay wore less armour back then!j_meMember
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.Posted 7 years agocorrodedMember
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!!??Posted 7 years agoel_boufadorSubscriber
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 HARDPosted 7 years agomintimperialSubscriber
A disc wheel!! Why!!??
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