Whatever happened to "All Mountain?"
What Rich said, it went 29er Super Speed ! AM became……….. If you ain’t got big wheels you ain’t tryin hard enuff !
Soon to be replaced with ………….. I’m not putting the wheel size down because it will turn it into another wheel size related debate !
When really its a bike, plain and simeple a bike !
The only difficult bit is not being green enough to believe what the marketing moguls spin off about Technolgy that’s not caught up or the components sector is letting the wheel size down !
Ooooops I’m off on one, time for me to drive round in my car again with STRAVA activated !Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
AM bike here too. Its great. One bike for everything – XC, DH, Trail Centres, messing around. Pedal up (not to quickly) and ‘send’ it down again trying to get as much air as I dare. Great fun and no faffing around with having loads of bikes cluttering up the garage.Posted 4 years agojock-muttleyMember
AM hasn’t gone anywhere hasn’t it has just Morphed into Enduro which is no bad thing IMHO…
Who remembers when “All-Mountain” was “Alpine”….???? or should I collect my free bus pass now? 😉
Oh I’m refering to AM/Alpine being 20Kg of 26″ wheeled 6″ travel beastie with 8 on the back and a 22/34 on the front… 😛Posted 4 years agoRogan JoshMember
Na all mountain was 26″, 140mm, 30mm rise bars, qr seat clamp. Enduro isn’t all mountain, enduro is only half mountain.
I’m gonna start enduro lite. It’s basically the same as enduro but you wear Lycra.
If there are no takers I could possibly get into some extreme xc.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
AM diversified – FR, Enduro, etc
Free Ride’s been arround (and it’s definition debated) since people decided they needed a name for downhill raceing without a stopwatch.
There was an article in MBUK years ago with the founders of DMR (and the whole Upgrade, Decade, Kinesis-UK company) who were trying to argue that dicking about in the wood’s on hardtails was the real ‘freeride’ not the American ‘jumping off cliffs and ladder drops’ freeride.
The worst era was the 200mm travel bikes with 69deg HA’s!Posted 4 years agomrmonkfingerMember
I’ve got an Alpine bike with Freeride wheels, Downhill brakes, Enduro handlebars and XC shifters.
As you can guess, getting ready for a ride requires careful clothing selection.
I think MTB needs some cross fertilisation from snowboarding and surfing advertising, maybe Backcountry Longriding, or Boogie Biking, or Big Mountain Endurance
or maybe we could just call it a mountain bike.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
“All mountain” never really felt like it had much traction, just a bit silly sounding isn’t it? Especially for the 90% of mountain bikes that never go on a mountain never mind all the mountains. Enduro just feels like a better word.
Sort of like cross country, nobody ever rides them across a country, so to get closer to the real meaning I call mine my lightweight shit at everything bike.Posted 4 years ago
I thought the ENDURO Term had been robbed from Moto-X and the fact that not everyone could do it so the cop out was to ride ENDURO as it was deemed less Gnaaaarrrrr ? Basically easier ?
And sort of eased the Moto-X riders into retirement ?
Or have I got the wrong end of the stick again ?Posted 4 years agorichmtbSubscriber
Well I’ve got a 140mm FS with a dropper so I’m bang on trend for Enduro
Mind you my bars are only 685mm, my HA is about 69 and my wheels are unfashionably small. So I guess I’m actually an unfashionable trail pariah.
The mountain biking equivalent of Bashar Al Assad turning up at the G20 without so much as a Ferrero Roche.
Still at least my stem is slammedPosted 4 years agoPJM1974Member
I ran a Wolf Ridge for three years, complete with a 160mm fork and a chain device. And then I built up a Spesh Camber…
That said, my WR is a lot of fun and an addictive bike to ride when it’s not being too much like hard work.
My Camber is almost as quick downhill and faster everywhere else. I find the riding position more natural too. I think the capabilities of 100-130mm travels bikes have become a whole lot better on the back of the long/low/slack/wide thing not too long ago.Posted 4 years ago
Parkessie : I can’t believe for 1 minute that you don’t throw in the occasional brum brum errrrrrrmmmmmm er ermmmm screeeeeeeech !
Meanwhile, somebody from above is busy looking up ENDURO on Wikipedia !
Oh to find out…….. Oh yeah, that’s very similar ? Bing
Light bulb !Posted 4 years ago
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