This forum and mountain biking in fifteen years..?
Well, since I bought my first mountain bike in 1988, which is twenty-six years ago, apart from a few details, most things haven’t changed very much. If you put my original ’88 Stumpjumper next to a current hardtail most people wouldn’t notice any significant differences. It’s mostly stuff like front suspension, disc brakes, and modern formed aluminium and composite frames that show the biggest differences. Take a current Inbred, put it alongside most late eighties mountain bikes, and they’re fundamentally the same.Posted 3 years ago
In fifteen years, I wouldn’t expect much more to have changed either, although the latest Nicolai Argon, while it looks much the same as most bikes, does have tech that’s likely to change bikes in a really big way; its transmission. It has an eighteen-speed gearbox system built into the bottom bracket, distinct jumps of 11.8% per gear! and it runs a Gates carbon belt-drive.
For me, it’s pretty much the perfect bike, almost zero maintenance.mikewsmithSubscriber
Did it cost £6K? How did it work without the right size wheels? Did you know then that you were doing it wrong?
What will be the same…
The suggestion that because you can buy a bike for 6k all bikes are over priced.Posted 3 years ago
Other people are wrong and certainly not having as much fun as the OP
Bikes are too complicated
There is not enough cutting edge tech on bikes
People don’t ride their bikes enoughkimbersSubscriber
sadly no news on the hover boardPosted 3 years agocfinnimoreMember
YER JOKIN! THIRTEEN ACTUAL YEARS.
Blimey, I thought I was old hat after 3 years.
I have survived Tag Warfare, Ultra Flounce, Mega Ban and a dozen page thread on leading an African scammer to present us with a wild cat.
I hope I can be here in a decade like a hemp dressed wizard on a 24″ 3*10 fatty recumbant beach cruiser.
Edit: And for those who say the forum is shit and isn’t what it used to be? That’s a good thing.
The equation is much more balanced on the side of learning something rather than being called an idiot for not knowing.Posted 3 years agouser-removedMember
International hike-a-bike is the future. Adventure without the buffer of OS maps. And HE ( no, the other he, will buy Gofar Enterprises and outlaw helmets ).
Seriously though, mapless adventures in the trackless wilderness is where it’s at. In parallel with ever more groomed piste runs with swoop, for those who like their adventures to be predictable and within 10 minutes ofa latte.Posted 3 years ago
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