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WRMMT dylawn's article
Dec 18, 2012 at 12:14Dec 18, 2012
The Argument for Long Travel Bikes - Opinion
I agree with your point about the attitude, but I do think it goes both ways as well. I have out-climbed a fair number of people on my DH bike that obviously thought they were pretty elite with their fully rigid or short travel bike and spandex plastered with corporate logos, but I am far from the tight jean "bro" stereotypical big bike rider. Both sides have their sterotype eliteist attitude, but I think most of us fall in the middle, I know I do. I rode a short travel Rocky for several years before I decided to get a DH bike end of last summer, and I have loved it. It may be more forgiving of mistakes in line choice, but I feel you have to be more exact on big lines to keep it clean and free from pedal strikes, as well as giving me many new line choices that I hadn't even considered before. I will be the first to admit that my long travel DH sled is probably overkill for a lot of the trails I commonly ride, but I would not trade it for some of the burlier trails around and more big mountain type riding that I am trying. In the end, I know there are plenty of people out there that can smoke me on much less bike than my DH bike, but I ride it because its what pushes me to improve and makes me happy, and in the end I think thats all that matters. It shouldn't matter what kind of bike we ride or what we ride in, we all ride to have fun, so why should it matter how we achieve that?
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Dec 17, 2012 at 15:55Dec 17, 2012
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Oct 12, 2012 at 11:32Oct 12, 2012
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Oct 8, 2012 at 22:36Oct 8, 2012
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WRMMT JulianCoffey's article
Aug 29, 2012 at 8:51Aug 29, 2012
First Look: Race Face 2013 - Eurobike 2012
Wow, those green monster bars and cranks would be killer with my black frame with lime accents im building up! Anyone know when they will be available for retail?
WRMMT LEZARTTV's article
Aug 1, 2012 at 9:24Aug 1, 2012
Video: Histoire sans Freins
Haha made my day! One of the most creative vids Ive seen in a long time.
WRMMT Margus's article
Jul 17, 2012 at 8:20Jul 17, 2012
Rocky in Argentina - Part two
Amazing pictures, always wanted to go to Argentina to ski, looks like I have another reason now!!
WRMMT FASTFOKUS's article
Jul 10, 2012 at 8:51Jul 10, 2012
Official Video: Chatel Mountain Style 2012
Crazy! Just watching Zink's last jump was painfull...
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Jul 10, 2012 at 8:32Jul 10, 2012