- My first rigid carbon forked ride….
…was brilliant! Not sure where the “sufferest” attitude comes from but I reckon its the perfect application for singlespeed – non of that unwanted bobbing etc when you’re up on the pedals and no distraction from the front changing length.
I have enjoyed it, and the bike feels schweeeeeeet with it. 🙂
That is all.Posted 4 years ago
leelovesbikestoo – I’m using the Exotic Carbon’s and Bonty XR4’s 2.35.
Northwind, I was trying to explain to my (disinterested) wife, that it make a whole load of difference to the ride. Its hard to explain.
But I didn’t get battered almost to death, and the bike felt really good with it.Posted 4 years agoDaveRamboSubscriber
I’ve just built up a cheap singlespeed and put on some rigid forks, expecting to be battered after riding it.
Not the case and as OP mentioned it’s a very good option for SS in keeping with the simple approach.
New bike syndrome and the novelty mean it’s my current choice of weapon at the moment when I head offroad.Posted 4 years agoB.A.NanaMember
They’re rubbish on the techy stuff and gnarr descents, but an enjoyable different ride (as Northwind says) on general BW’s, standard double track and other none tech trails.Posted 4 years ago
I found that mine rode nicely with the bike at about 23lbs, tried it with some super light wheels/tyres at 20lbs and I was pinged all over the place and going at any sort of speed down rough descents felt really dodgy.D0NKSubscriber
…was brilliant! Not sure where the “sufferest” attitude comes from
couple years ago I switched back to rigid (cheapy p2 steel jobs) for a while. Going out for an evening ride it felt spectacularly normal, just a bit iffy on proper rocky stuff obviously. Went out on some longer rides and that’s where the “sufferfest” comes in, your arms and shoulders get more of a battering, fine on short rides but once you’re tired you just can’t soak up the bumps anymore and every lump and bump on a DH jolt your arms, ouchy. Sufferfest may be overstating it but it is pretty uncomfortable. Sommat you get used to tho so you can go longer before the pain starts, same as other riding really.Posted 4 years ago
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