Enduro/AM - The Weight Game

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Enduro/AM - The Weight Game
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Posted: Sep 4, 2022 at 17:39 Quote
Extremely so. Does anyone ride with you or do you scare everyone off?

Posted: Sep 4, 2022 at 18:17 Quote
I like bikes and could care less how I compare to others.

Posted: Sep 4, 2022 at 18:47 Quote
mtbman1980 wrote:
I like bikes and could care less how I compare to others.
This

Posted: Sep 4, 2022 at 19:56 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
mtbman1980 wrote:
I like bikes and could care less how I compare to others.
This

It's about the fun, that's the way.

Posted: Sep 4, 2022 at 20:19 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
mtbman1980 wrote:
I like bikes and could care less how I compare to others.
This

Preach.

Posted: Sep 4, 2022 at 23:52 Quote
I quite regularly get people question when me and my daughter end up with her on her Tagalog.

Posted: Sep 5, 2022 at 0:41 Quote
mtbman1980 wrote:
I like bikes and could care less how I compare to others.

*couldn't

Posted: Sep 5, 2022 at 6:16 Quote
seraph wrote:
mtbman1980 wrote:
I like bikes and could care less how I compare to others.

*couldn't

Queen Elizabeth thanks thee for your service

Posted: Sep 5, 2022 at 7:38 Quote
PHeller wrote:
On the topic of perceived riding skill, anyone seem to be any outlier in terms of specific skills amongst the general public?

All of my neighbors ride a lot, but when we ride together they have no interest in even moderately technical trails. They’d probably make good gravel riders.

But as a whole, the folks who ride more, or who ride technical stuff everyday down in Sedona or who ride our big mountain (Elden) on the regular are just so much faster than the average Joe, including me.

When I started mountain biking again a few years ago, it was with a fairly fast group of riders (locally at least). Even though I had a pretty strong foundation of 26" street/skatepark riding, long ass fakie lines are really not useful for trail riding. Great for the 50/01 stuff, otherwise useless.

It turns out the Mark Gralla approach specifically, finding/using tiny bumps and transitions, was the most useful aspect to cross over. I'm f*cking useless in turns and technical rocky stuff, but I can definitely hold speed and pump better than most of my buddies, and I know this because I can hear who is and isn't pedalling.

Got one specific outlier move, I think it was still a 27.5/29" NBD when I got to it, but none of my bros care because we're just screwing around in a parking lot between trails when it comes out. There's ya answer. When we're riding street/jibbing they expect greatness, when we're at the bikepark they expect to wait a few seconds at the bottom unless it's a jump trail.

Every day I am thankful that most of them are too young to know these forums because it's somewhere between neutral and bad when it comes up usually.

Posted: Sep 6, 2022 at 16:26 Quote
I'm a fan of ebikes, but I just came across e-specific saddles.


c'mon man.

Posted: Sep 6, 2022 at 16:42 Quote
fredro wrote:
I'm a fan of ebikes, but I just came across e-specific saddles.


c'mon man.

I like the muc off ebike specific tool for lubricating your chain. lolololol. I'm not even going to link it, it's that ridiculous.

Posted: Sep 6, 2022 at 17:13 Quote
I can't wait for e-bike specific grips.

Posted: Sep 6, 2022 at 23:24 Quote
fredro wrote:
I'm a fan of ebikes, but I just came across e-specific saddles.


c'mon man.

Is that the Ergon one? They do spout a good story for it.

Posted: Sep 7, 2022 at 5:14 Quote
Yes, Ergon. I love their stuff, but this marketing is just ridiculous.


 
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