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  • It's all just riding bikes – meh!
  • Brought about by the ST mag thread

    I’m in a minority here I know, but who just likes riding mountain bikes?

    I don’t subscribe to the ‘it’s all just riding bikes’ philosophy. I have zero interest in road bikes (or riding a bike on the road), CX bikes, commuters, folding bikes, bmx, or any other kind of bike.

    I want a bike that will take me into the hills and over some seriously rough terrain effectively and here it endeth!

    lucien
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    Yes, but you could murder the trail with a 650b and have better rolling whatever’s with a 29’er

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Just mtb is too narrow a horizon for me, I just like riding so I ride anything & every type I can

    It’s all just pedalling might be a better phrase

    Nowt against 650b (well, apart from the commercial aspect), or 29’ers, as long as they are MTB’s

    Just mtb is too narrow a horizon for me, I just like riding so I ride anything & every type I can

    Hear, hear!

    Some of the most fun I’ve had on a bike was pootling around That London on a summer’s evening on a 1980’s ladies Raleigh Cameo. Still riding, still fun! πŸ™‚

    legend
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    lucien – Member
    Yes, but you could murder the trail with a 650b

    Now I’m confused. How can 650b simultaneously bring the trails to life and murder them??

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    on a 1980’s ladies Raleigh Cameo

    Word up!

    Premier Icon ton
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    TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTR

    sometimes things change.
    you views will if your consequenceses ever change.

    chakaping, I was, of course, wearing a cod piece.

    rene59
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    Same as the OP. Only ever ride mountain bikes. Have no interest in any other types of bikes or riding.

    Last time I rode anything other than a mountain bike must have been in the 80s.

    sometimes things change.
    you views will if your consequenceses ever change.

    My post was intended to be antagonistic Tony, or to berate anyone that does like riding road bikes.

    Just to me, at this moment in time (and for the past 20 years), it’s all about MTB’ing with no interest in anything else – not to say that might never change.

    66deg
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    Yep just MTBs for me if i stand to close to a road bike i get a nose bleed.

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    I ride only MTB’s…

    I also tollerate Spin/gym bikes as a necessity.

    fasthaggis
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    I have zero interest in road bikes (or riding a bike on the road), CX bikes, commuters, folding bikes, bmx, or any other kind of bike.

    I want a bike that will take me into the hills and over some seriously rough terrain effectively

    I heard that you were a bit of a bimbler ,and that you were too scared to try other bikes as it would show how weak and feeble your legs were.

    πŸ˜›

    maxtorque
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    MTB’s mainly, over terrain that requires you to actively ride the bike, not just turn the pedals around underneath you!

    If the weather was better, and we had less traffic around these parts, then i could see myself getting a road bike just to keep my fitness up, but i still find just pedaling along a straight flat road as quite dull tbh.

    However, i do enjoy seeing other people riding inappropriate bikes, it makes me smile. Whether that is a 8″ DH rig in tescos carpark, or someone manfully wrestling a CX bike through a muddy field it all looks like good dirty fun to me! πŸ˜‰

    I was a bimbler indeed last night on my HT haggis (were you watching me?) – but at least it got me places I couldn’t have gone on any other type of bike! πŸ˜›

    fasthaggis
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    Sorry ,I take all that back ,you can’t be soft if you ride an HT πŸ˜‰

    cynic-al
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    not me, I get bored too quickly.

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    Brought about by the ST mag thread

    I’m in a minority here I know, but who just likes riding mountain bikes?

    I don’t subscribe to the ‘it’s all just riding bikes’ philosophy. I have zero interest in road bikes (or riding a bike on the road), CX bikes, commuters, folding bikes, bmx, or any other kind of bike.

    I want a bike that will take me into the hills and over some seriously rough terrain effectively and here it endeth!

    You’ll be wanting a fat bike then πŸ™‚

    I’d happily try a fatbike, as I still class them as MTB’s and (potentially) should take me where I want to go – I’m sure I couldn’t be doing with dragging all that rotating mass around though.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    If the weather was better, and we had less traffic around these parts, then i could see myself getting a road bike just to keep my fitness up, but i still find just pedaling along a straight flat road as quite dull tbh.

    Meanwhile, on road.cc…

    If the weather was better, and we had more trails around these parts, then I could see myself getting a mountain bike just to keep my fitness up, but i still find just pedalling along the side of a straight flat field as quite dull tbh

    rob jackson
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    surely a cross bike would do that also – in reply to wanting to try a fat bike?

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    I ride on the road but I don’t enjoy it much, it is incredibly dull- I do it because I mountain bike, really, for a little extra fitness. I own a BMX but there must be something wrong with it, as it’s yet to do any backflips. Oh and I dabbled with cyclocross and had some fun but for everything I did with it, it was just a worse mountain bike so I sold it and kept my rigid mtb.

    But it’s all just riding bikes, just that some is a bit different.

    It might Rob, but I don’t put fat tyres, riser bars and suspension on my MTB’s just for a laugh πŸ˜‰

    Legoman
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    MTB only for me. I never could multi-task

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    I enjoy some road biking, though it’s more so I can get on a bike as the off roading isn’t up to much around here.

    Given the choice though, mountain bike always wins.

    Premier Icon clubby
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    That’s the thing, where do you stop classing something as an mtb?
    To some a dh racing bike is a mountain bike and to others so is a narrow semi-slick tyred 29er full rigid singlespeed. Both of these would be less suitable for your needs than a cross bike.
    I do respect your position but I like variety. I draw the line at fixies though, they’re just for weirdos.

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    STR have you tried all the different types of riding you don’t like ?

    I ride a fair bit of road, but never at the expense of an MTB ride. If I do a few road miles a year I get fitter and enjoy me MTBing more. I also get to ride with a different set of mates which is good.

    But this kind of thing does not happen unless you are offroad ( from an e mail from a mate from last nights ride, as I am at work)

    He fell side first into a Bog – a very wet smelly bog (at the start of the ride) – his bike came down on top of him – the sight of him frantically trying to get up can only be likened to a flapping fish out of water! I was laughing so hard there was no sound coming out of my mouth!

    STR have you tried all the different types of riding you don’t like ?

    I could never ride a BMX as a kid – and never owned one, as my gangly legs weren’t suitable for one.

    I had a few road bikes when I was (much) younger and never really enjoyed it that much. Once bought one for a family cycling trip with my folks (in the early days of MTB) and wished I’d bought an MTB. Way before I had an MTB, I had a Raleigh Bomber as a kid and just wanted to ride farm tracks and get off the road.

    So, no I’ve never tried a CX bike and probably never will, but other than that, I think I’m qualified

    rusty90
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    I’ve been obsessed with bikes since I was 12 (which was a long time ago) and have riden just about every variety going. Road bike, touring bike, TT bike, track bike, CX bike, mountain bike, tricycle, tandem, tandem tricycle, unicycle, recumbent and even had a go on an vintage ordinary. They were all fun and I’ve met some great people along the way, from a national TT record holder to two old geezers from the RSF who described taking a tandem over the Lairig Ghru as ‘a bit of a lark’.
    But I’m only really interested in 26″ hardtails πŸ™‚

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    I’m an mtb’er only really. Even use MTB ht with knoblies for riding to work (staying off the roads as much as I can). Just find it boring riding on roads. My dad has a CX bike which I had a go on but hated.

    Yes, but you could murder the trail with a 650b
    Now I’m confused. How can 650b simultaneously bring the trails to life and murder them??

    Trails a not living, there for you need to bring them to life before you can kill them πŸ˜‰

    tazzymtb
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    riser bars

    ahhh so you are one of these new fangled “fashion” riders then? averone knows that riser bars serve no purpose over a lighter, stronger, just as wide flat bar, other than to make you pretend you are on a mx bike πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I only every eat boiled veg with spuds and meat. Can’t see why anyone bothers with other food or cooking methods. I had a pizza once, but it was too bready for me.

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    There isn’t that much distinction for me. I went biking up a mountain on CX bike last weekend because it was the bike a) nearest the door and b)in the best working order. Great fun, it made the 10mile ride out on the canal path a blast and was easier to carry up the hill.

    maxtorque
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    Mountain biking is ace, where else would one get to practise those vital MRVJDALFTB** skills?

    **(Mid River Vertical Jumping Dismount And Lunge For The Bank)

    ahhh so you are one of these new fangled “fashion” riders then? averone knows that riser bars serve no purpose over a lighter, stronger, just as wide flat bar, other than to make you pretend you are on a mx bike

    Have you seen how high I have my saddle? πŸ˜‰

    rusty90
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    Mountain biking is ace, where else would one get to practise those vital MRVJDALFTB** skills?

    You’re right. CX bikes are a very poor substitue for that sort of thing πŸ™‚

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