Anyone still riding, ragging, jumping and loving their hardtail aged 35+ ?
38 years young next month and now that my youngest has started school full time, I’ll finally have the time to thrash my lovely carbon Focus Raven and my Whyte 901 (not at the same time, you understand) further and harder than ever. Gave up on FS years ago – they never live up to the marketing hype.Posted 4 years ago
Just been up to trails in Kielder today actually – I had the whole place to myself and threw myself around like a loon. Just me and the dog and we didn’t see another sole so I suppose there is a bit of the unsociable, miserable old b@$t@rd in me!
winch 🙂 Jon Credi did it on a curtis MX24 pulling one handers few years ago, there is a video on youtube or pinkbike of a pink halfords carerra (however they spell it) doing it too. Got to be unhinged and good rider to do that (i went round it) Not too many have done it, might be the first Ti bike, Steven’s got skills 🙂Posted 4 years agoseanthesheapMember
I am 42 and ride a Jones steel space frame. I have owned a couple of full sussers and tried a few others too, i just prefer a rigid bike. My top tip though for all day comfort is wide rims, big tyres & and a well padded saddle, and forget that weight weenie rubbish too.Posted 4 years ago
Winch – here’s one I found http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/video-mondraker-summum-downhill-bike-30382/ no idea on size, nothing heroic, it’s just a mind over matter line, the fact it’s made of wood with huge metalwork supports makes it look more beastly than it is. It’s just a matter of commitment, the smaller gap before it is technically more difficult but people don’t think twice about hitting that one.Posted 4 years agopeterichMember
I’m 34 and loving my bfe – used it for Afan and other xc but still riding some big dirt jump at the track portreath and some dh fun not yet risen gawton on it but should be fun I’ve done the drop in the pics above on my spicy but not sure about on my hardtail ill have a look when I go nextPosted 4 years ago
By the way the spicy hasn’t been out the shed since I got the bfeScapegoatSubscriber
Fifty next year, and loving my Soul. Great for thrashing on twisty bermy stuff, and my lad has just this month managed to teach me to jump tabletops and trail bumps …. can’t get enough of it! I have a knackered hip which means I choose a FS for long days out and rocky stuff, but that’s as much bravery as anything else! I did the Holme Valley challenge on the HT and just can’t fault it.Posted 4 years ago
Nice little vid dropseoi. I’ve been to that little jump spot and it looked like fun, though it was really wet so thought it best not to ride it. I’l definitely go back sometime soon though as I’m in Leicester fairly regularly. Good to see there’s hope for me for plenty of years to come 🙂Posted 4 years agobrooessMember
40 and a half here and hardtail only.Posted 4 years ago
Don’t ride MTB so much as road these days but still love my Soul and no intention of changing it for anything else. I can’t imagine finding a nicer ride tbh, and for Surrey Hills I find a hardtail is more fun than full suss. I do lots of core work so my back can take it aok
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