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  • Remind me – Drop bars and Downhill
  • lard
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    Been trying to remember the legend that decided that drop bars and downhilling went together like eggs and bacon.

    Jason McRoy keeps popping into my head but I’m sure it’s not him.

    brant
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    Tomac innit

    aP
    Member

    I’ve got a vague thought that Jimmy Deaton and Insane Wayne Croasdale also looked at it, as did one of the Orange riders – and didn’t the man posting at 2 go there as well?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    and the whole effect is spoiled ‘cos he couldn’t be bothered to get matching water bottles…

    aP
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    Look at all that stuff he’s using that makes riding off road impossible now:
    Cantilever brakes
    Quill stem
    Lycra
    Toe clips
    Water bottles

    Premier Icon paulosoxo
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    There’s a niche right there

    Premier Icon mos
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    I believe he was doing a bit of road racing at the time & thought it would make the transition between the two easier. At least thats what MBUK said.

    Who on earth would do something so silly as put drop bars on a bike that gets ridden off road? Oh, hang on, cyclo what did you say? And they’ve been doing it for how many years? Even before mtb’s were even thought of? Really, thats capped me ‘n’ right lad! ‘appen.

    didgerman
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    Tomac won a downhill silver medal that year iirc……

    Drops? Air? Why not!

    JoB
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    here he is after someone told him he needed suspension if he was ever going to be any good at downhill

    aP
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    That’s not suspension, that’s mk 1 Manitou forks.

    mtbmatt
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    Are drop bars still legal to use in MTB races?

    druidh
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    Banned at SITS – I asked. I think the results would be too embarrassing for the DH-wannabees.

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