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Dec 9, 2018
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Mark Matthews - A Hard Tale
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Mark Matthews has recently got hold of the San Quentin and wasted no time in putting it to work on his home trails.
Filmed & edited by Cole Pellerin
Music: Eternal Forever by Valley of the Sun
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(Dec 3, 2018 at 14:52)
Matthews shreds. These bikes remind me of the hard tail freeride bikes of my youth. Nice.
(Dec 9, 2018 at 8:11)
(Dec 9, 2018 at 10:22)
Yeaaaaahhh!!!! Once again, hardtails are the best mountain bikes I know so far, especially with the aggressive geometries we have nowadays. It is such a pleasure to ride machines like those. Every mountain biker should have a hardtail reimbursed by the health insurance I think
PS: Is this Marin an alloy frame, I think so, but not sure.... Steel is better anyway
(Dec 9, 2018 at 12:19)
"Every mountain biker should have a hardtail reimbursed by the health insurance I think" or at least the physio you'll need on your back and ankles if you ride one regularly after a certain age...
(Dec 9, 2018 at 13:05)
: nah, never felt more load on my ankles on HT. Especially when riding clipped in. My wrists can’t tell that about a rigid fork... whenever I ride BMX the next day my wrists feel like dry, rusty bearings.
(Dec 9, 2018 at 15:07)
: Depends on the trails. Also I'm on flat pedals, but I don't know why that makes a difference. Guess I never will.
(Dec 9, 2018 at 23:43)
These bike are alloy frame. Ps know this cause I own one and they are a ball of fun!!
(Dec 10, 2018 at 1:33)
: I don't know either, but riding a HT clipped in, feels for me like having 50-100mm of travel in the rear. It's way smother. With flats I have to brace myself more and worry about keeping feet on pedals.
(Dec 10, 2018 at 4:09)
: I see. Unfortunately, the only thing I'll ever clip into is skis.
(Dec 9, 2018 at 15:13)
I've never ridden a Marin, but I really like the way their approaching the market. They've got a number of bikes that look like a lot of fun and seem affordable for a good chunk of the biking population. I hope they're doing well sales wise.
(Dec 9, 2018 at 10:41)
I've just bought a Production Privee and I am back in love with HT riding
(Dec 9, 2018 at 8:40)
Great film Mountain Man Cole! Love seeing hardtails shred.
(Dec 9, 2018 at 8:18)
No frame only option. Boooooo.
(Dec 9, 2018 at 9:51)
They wanted their bike framed a certain way.
(Dec 9, 2018 at 13:58)
there is always the Nukeproof scout, similar geo and available as frame only.
(Dec 9, 2018 at 15:09)
: will probably grab a Commencal Meta HT AM
(Dec 10, 2018 at 8:50)
: Just ordered one on the 8th, can't wait to jump in the saddle!!
(Dec 11, 2018 at 6:30)
: Got a Meta HT and love it. Great deal on a new frame and built it up the way I wanted it.
(Dec 11, 2018 at 7:49)
Just bought a Cube reaction TM only had it a few weeks but it's definitely the best hard tail I could find for the money £1599.99 but got it for £899.99 in the black Friday sales 130mm FOX rhythm 34's magura brakes with 180m rotors 4 callipers on the front and 2 at the rear 27.5x2.6 Schwalbe nobby nic's addix speedgrip 1x SLX drive with an E13 chainguide a decent dropper post and race face/fsa finishing kit couldn't really ask for much more for the price
(Dec 9, 2018 at 12:17)
I'm 15 years too old, if I'd been born later I'd be half decent at this shit now!
(Dec 10, 2018 at 18:37)
Never too old
(Dec 9, 2018 at 11:16)
Dude must have like 140-160mm travel in those calves. Wicked vid
(Dec 9, 2018 at 16:48)
I have long travel legs, I’m 6’4 and my legs are 1000mm, hydraulic spring and the stanchions are thick enough to stop them from buckling under large loads. I’m looking to trade them for a nice hard tail, serious inquiries only
(Dec 9, 2018 at 20:42)
It's not everyday that you see someone rocking a DH helmet and a hardtail
(Dec 10, 2018 at 18:38)
unless your pro it means your a jerry
(Dec 9, 2018 at 9:16)
The dude runs a less aggressive tyre -Forekaster- in the front and a Minion DHR II in the back. Most people would run them the other way around..Very interesting...
(Dec 9, 2018 at 11:06)
The stiff rear takes away traction. A more aggressive rear would feel more neutral
(Dec 9, 2018 at 12:40)
(Dec 9, 2018 at 20:35)
This shows you don't need a full squish to shred that hard!!
(Dec 9, 2018 at 16:49)
Love my hardtail..Great seeing more HT vid's..Shred....Shred.
(Dec 9, 2018 at 17:17)
Marin really needs a 29er version of the same. Their slackest 29 ht has like a 67 degree head angle....
(Dec 9, 2018 at 14:43)
Guy can rip!!! That bike looks like so much fun
(Dec 9, 2018 at 23:03)
Sweet shredit, is all that filmed on forbidden or were the larger jumps elsewhere?
(Dec 9, 2018 at 18:10)
(Dec 10, 2018 at 11:39)
hardtails rule! love my P7 just waiting for someone to invent a narrow wide rear cassette Ha Ha
(Dec 9, 2018 at 11:56)
The joy of the hardtail is building your own. Check the ICAN carbon frames. Recalculate geo with longer/shorter travel, then adjust frame reach with the perfect bar/stem using your saddle and dropper set up.
(Dec 10, 2018 at 11:34)
I would love a san quentin. Awesome bike. Well done Marin!
(Dec 10, 2018 at 3:47)
Hard tail for Rampage!
(Dec 10, 2018 at 4:13)
this guy belongs in a circus with dancing Bears and docile Elephants
(Dec 10, 2018 at 11:48)
Loves me some Mark Mathews........great job dude.........keep it up!
(Dec 9, 2018 at 11:46)
yup! hardtails are fun.
(Dec 9, 2018 at 12:14)
That was awesome.....HT's FTW
(Dec 9, 2018 at 9:53)
(Dec 9, 2018 at 15:16)
Honzo did it first
(Dec 9, 2018 at 12:11)
What bike was that and what size tire?
(Dec 9, 2018 at 12:49)
this video made my tail hard too
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(Dec 9, 2018 at 12:17)
Hardtails - good for groomed stuff what you can ride a BMX on
(Dec 9, 2018 at 8:25)
He must miss knolly
(Dec 9, 2018 at 12:27)
Those tyres look hard work - I get he has to sell Marin bikes so they set him up with this but seriously - look what Danny Mac can do with a 5010. No reason for a hardtail anymore.
It just disappoints me when I ride mine on trails I ride on my proper bike. Other than like
says - groomed trails/BMX stuff
(Dec 9, 2018 at 15:15)
Don't know why you've been negged to death, if you have more fun on a trail on a HT than you do on a full squish, it's not because of the bike, it's because of the trail. Or you're a bit of a masochist, which is fine. Horses for courses.
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