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mattdher mikekazimer's article
Mar 13, 2013 at 0:18Mar 13, 2013
Unsanctioned Races - For Amateurs Only?
What happened to it all being about the riding and going out and having fun on your bike. Absolute madness!!!!
mattdher mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2012 at 2:18Nov 27, 2012
The Argument For Short Travel Bikes - Opinion
I think its 100% wrong to say that riding a downhill bike requires less skill. It's not less skill, just a different kind of skill. Also what hasn't been taken into account is most "average" , to use Levy's words, riders financial situation. Its no good having one bike for one thing but then wanting to progress without the finances to do so. I have ridden all types of bikes for many years and I've gotta say, even if its a bit more work, I would always choose my downhill bike over anything else. Its good training for a start. People don't go weight lifting to increase their fitness and strength and lift fluffy pillows do they. The extra weight provides good conditioning for the body. At the end of the day its the "condom" situation that springs to mind, "I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it". I've had years of fun on all types of trail on my downhill bike and I intend to have many more!