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  • I_Ache
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    160mm FS with knackerd shock or 140mm BFe? The BFe is more fun but the fs will probably hurt less.

    If it makes a difference I see my areas that need improvement as cornering and jumping. So maybe the BFe would be the most predictable?

    Who has used what?

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    More importantly, what psi in the tyres for a day with jedi

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    It’s not about the bike….

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    If you can do it on a hardtail, you can do it on a fs…

    Premier Icon cnud
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    I suggest a unicycle to give Tony a challenge otherwise you’ll be sailing over jumps and drops with ease.

    SOAP
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    CAMO GRIFTER FTW

    I_Ache
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    Psi will be,as always,just enough to stop me pitch puncturing all the time.

    I know its not really about the bike but isn’t that what Lance said?

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    If your shock is fooked then do you have a choice?

    Ringo
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    I used my niner with jones bars

    stevede
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    You don’t really want to be hitting jumps on a bike with a knackered shock (especially if you want to fix it in the future), I’d go with the bike that’s in better working order. Principles are the same and also as said above, if you can do it on a hardtail then you’ll be able to transfer the skills to the bigger bike – harder going the other way.

    passtherizla
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    Alright mate hope skiing was as good as it looked from the photos..

    take the Bfe.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Ha, I really wound myself up with this question before my first visit. Although the biggest thing I’ve ever done there was on a hardtail.

    Pretty sure he could have improved my riding even if I’d not take a bike at all.

    soobalias
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    hardtail

    fs sounds like it wants attention for one thing. Some people say an FS is a skill compensator, which is true in some circumstances, but for training you may well find that it hides/softens/disguises feedback that you need to feel and it can actually be a skill inhibitor imo

    toys19
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    I think jedi would say the bike you are most comfortable with, but tbh, ask him..

    Premier Icon Moe
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    Pretty sure he could have improved my riding even if I’d not take a bike at all.

    😆 You are probably right!

    giantx4
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    …these are not the droids you’re looking for…

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I used my Top Fuel race bike, as said up there, it’s not about the bike. Wasn’t even commented on (in a good way).

    Premier Icon Kona TC
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    Any bike as long as its reliable you don’t want to waste time faffing

    I_Ache
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    Rizla skiing was brilliant but unfortunately my ankle really limited how much I could do per day. This is why I am thinking about taking the fs even with the knackered shock.

    Ringo you are odd anyway so you don’t count as a representative demographic.

    The shock is knackered in that the stanchion is scratched, it still works but isn’t the best. I could do with replacing the frame anyway so might not be riding it for too much longer anyway.

    I’m leaning towards the BFe as all it needs is a brake bleed and it will be spot on.

    Spin
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    Is this the quintessential STW thread?

    user-removed
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    SOAP – Member
    CAMO GRIFTER FTW

    Camo Grifter? I’m pretty sure you’re thinking of the Commando. Willing to be proved wrong though 🙂

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    broken bike or non-broken bike – you really need a thread on this 🙂

    I_Ache
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    Well I just got back and am totally knackered. I took the BFe and it was perfect.

    I’m not going to say much about the day other than this. Wow, I didn’t know I could corner quite so fast! And I flew. Very happy now and can’t wait to practice what I learnt.

    winterfold
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    Spin – Member

    Is this the quintessential STW thread?

    very good 🙂

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