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  • gringojimi
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    You’ll be fine.

    The mud provides all the cushion you’ll ever need ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon twinklydave
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    No.
    You can get on the podium if you try hard enough ๐Ÿ˜‰

    (All this is based on previous MM courses, obviously, but I doubt the new one’ll be more technical than something like the Strathpuffer course, for example…and even that’s still raceable on a rigid)

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    You can get on the podium if you try hard enough

    Fully intend to vomit at the top of every climb*

    *Thru alcohol not effort

    Premier Icon twinklydave
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    Fully intend to vomit at the top of every climb*

    *Thru alcohol not effort

    Rock on then, you’ll be reet ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon johnikgriff
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    I used a full ridged single speed in 2008. Trained like mad before the event and felt good on it. Did one lap and was fecked, I think I just got carried away with the race thing and pushed to hard. Fortunately we were in a group of 10 (well 8 as it turned out) so I had lots of time to recover, borrowed a mates hard tail with gears for the rest of my laps. Bike sold on return home…..

    That’s not to say it would be the same for you, I saw lots of people on them, flying past me on all the climbs.

    trail_rat
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    The lighter your bike is for carrying the better ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    I used fully rigid a few times. Mostly in the mud though; I much preferred using my FS in the dry.

    tinsy
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    Did a rigid SS 12 hour once D2D at Thetford so ideal for SS, but with 400mm steel jump forks on a frame designed for sus forks it hurt.

    I assume you mean you doing the whole 24 hours solo?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Apart from the mud clearance bonus (check forecast) will I die? Previous rigid 24hr veterans comments welcomed

    titusrider
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    you read the stw article on the front page about the new course right?

    they said there is far more rock and bedrock than before and you might want a full sus…..

    Toasty
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    I went fully rigid on my first one, with big tyres, absolutely loved it. Tons of clearance for mud and things as well.

    I rode a hardtail solo at the only completely dry Eastnor race in 2006 and had the saddle print on my backside for a week or so afterwards.

    Rigid should be fine if it’s wet.

    The difference the weather makes to solo riders is huge. I finished 23rd on 22 laps in the dry. The following year a friend finished 22nd on 12 laps in the wet.

    emac65
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    Wow rigid,how very original of you………….gosh I hope you won’t be SSing it as well,& no don’t tell me,let me guess…..you’ll be on one of those common as sh!t 29ers everyone rides these days as well………….

    8)

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Old fashioned 1×9 I’m afraid, love to ride 26″ but haven’t had one for 5 years #aheadofthegame

    emac65
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    Me too fella(amongst other bikes),what’s this game you were ahead of & is it really anything to brag about ………… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Well 26&29″ are dead now 27.5″ is here so more a lantern rouge anomaly

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