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  • Do you know how to ride a bike or sit on suspension and let it do the riding?
  • I’m beginning to wonder how many of you whipper snappers let your fancy suspension and big wheels do the talking?

    Yeah, you’re faaaaaassssssst, but I guess I would be too on seven inches of terrain disguising travel and big sticky tyres.

    I’d be more impressed if you could ‘throw down some sick moves’ full rigid as you session the trail centers…

    😉

    fasthaggis
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    OP

    Are you trying to be a giant

    oldnick
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    Lucky then that I’m not motivated by impressing you isn’t it?

    slackalice
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    Ride? Riding?….

    Not round these parts….

    shifter
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    You’d be impressed if you saw me riding full rigid.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    It’s all about the travel man


    IMG_1731 by Northwindlowlander, on Flickr

    2.5 inches of fury.

    jaymoid
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    Nope. The only skilled rider round here is richmtbguru.

    Rockin the rigid Northwind…

    cynic-al
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    Started off riding rigid – no choice.

    Now I ride both – stupid not to IMO.

    OP how old are you? I won’t ask how fast you are 🙄

    yunki
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    I have my rigid bike set up in a sit up and beg style with low saddle and high bars and I like to negotiate the trails seated..

    Standing up is far from gentlemanly and really takes the skill element out of trail riding IMO
    ideally trail riding should be undertaken wearing a good hand stitched leather soled brogue..

    Premier Icon GavinB
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    Centers?

    Oh dear.

    Premier Icon tomhughes46
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    Northwind – what is going on with that chain? Looks very odd on my screen…

    cruzcampo
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    RichMTBGuru told me to sit it out like i’m in my armchair with a cold beer, and always look at the front tyre 8)

    cruzcampo
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    @tomhughes your looking at the crack in the pavement 😀

    cruzcampo
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    @tomhughes your looking at the crack in the pavement 😀

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    tomhughes46 – Member

    Northwind – what is going on with that chain? Looks very odd on my screen…

    It’s a slabical illusion.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I’ve just got a rigid bike with 24″ wheels.

    Bow down beetches 8)

    The suspension doesn’t make you faster it just makes it more comforatble.HTH

    It depends. The Tracer275 is a very efficient seated climbing bike but can just about cope with sprinting. As Lopes says, the saddle is not a seat, it’s a platform for powerful pedalling. Stand when freewheeling, always! Else you are trapped by the saddle and you will crash!

    Premier Icon benji
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    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/and-dont-get-me-started-on-twenty-niners

    You started this thread as well, and from that thread you said

    One razz around on Giant’s finest demonstrated that this over-grown jey-boy bike was more capable, faster and more fun handling than my 130mm travel 26er full-sus. It rode like a road bike on flat stuff and descended like a motocross bike on the ruff…hmmmnnnn…

    I believe you live under bridges in Sweden, yep I’m calling you a Troll.

    Premier Icon Simon
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    suspension doesn’t make you faster

    Makes me faster, no doubt about it 😛 😮 😀

    Junkyard
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    NW indeed it is, it took me a while to notice and you get a googlewhack for your illusion phrase …unless someone repeats it obviously

    PS why feed such an obvious troll?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    More than troll say I. OP, you are Pussywillow. £5 please. Cash or cheque.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    If that’s pussywillow then he’s being paying attention in grammar class.

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    I’ve had rigid and then suspension that barely worked and now due to progress my bike is really good. No reason for me to chose to ride any other way, least of all due to some nobjockey keyboard king.

    Whether or not I’m skilful is an irrelevance, I enjoy riding my bike and suggest you do the same it may help you stop typing such twaddle.

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    I’m rigid too…

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    OP, you are GW and I also claim the other £5

    ChunkyMTB
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    Quality of trolling these days is just rubbish.

    Still, this one seems to be better than his last attempt.

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/and-by-the-way-69ers-rule

    Premier Icon whippersnapper
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    Please don’t take my name in vain op,it is registered in these parts. I will have to ask you re-phrase your op or I will have to take the appropriate legal action.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    riding rigid is easy the real art is tossing one off while doing drops….

    IGMC

    fergal
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    “I’m faster than you, my kit is brand new”

    JCL
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    I’d say fewer people know how to ride an FS than a HT. Even fewer know how to set them up. Especially in the Surrey Hills.

    Right, I best get on my stereo super, put on the old 661 pressure suit n blast down some hills then…

    Premier Icon faustus
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    My skills are compensated for by having a soft front and a tumescent tail.

    Only git a myself now. I can’t wait to get a mother trail bike though… (sorry, they’re called enduro bikes these days, aren’t they?)

    atlaz
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    hotgospeller wrote:

    Right, I best get on my stereo super, put on the old 661 pressure suit n blast down some hills then…

    Phew. At least you tempered the absolute awesomeness of the FS bike with buying one that looks awful 😉

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Trolling aside

    …a mother trail bike…

    Is that what the “AM” prefix really stood for when it was still an on-trend term? If so I like it, and want to see it come back…

    This Bike is [U]A Mother![/U][\B] Riding it iz all about Da Skillz innit Bruv!

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