Mountain Biking - Overkill?
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12-23-04, 07:30 PM
A friend of mine has began to put money down on an 04 Rocky Mountain Flow. Now some friends of mine think this is a bit overkill as he is a 15 year-old, 100 pound kid who isn't exactly "agressive" when it comes to riding. He thinks the bike will help him to progress more quickly.I'd just like to Start-up a discusion about wether or not this is true, and in general, if it is more ideal to upgrade your bike with your skills or buy a bike and advance to fit it.
12-23-04, 07:33 PM
Sounds like overkill. But what if you build your skills into the bike. Go bigger for example, then you won't break stuff and in 9months won't be asking us which bike to buy for light freeriding ;)...
Enjoy the ride
12-23-04, 07:48 PM
Haha, just in case you thought I was pulling the "my friend" (really me) thing, I'm not, I am too poor to afford that bike.
12-23-04, 07:53 PM
Oh...missedthat point. Either way, I still say the same thing
12-23-04, 08:27 PM
I'd say go with the upgraded bike and build your skills. You don't want to be looking at a drop and wondering about the equipment. You want to focus on pulling the stunt.If you never go big you won't have to worry about it.
it doesnt sound like overkill it sounds like jelousy
12-23-04, 08:38 PM
It definately doesn't sound like jealousy in my opinion.
I would let him get the bike. Like Mael said, its better to buy a bike he can 'grow into' skills wise rather than getting something worse and then asking for a new bike after a few months of riding.
12-23-04, 08:40 PM
Oh yeah, if he's 'pushing the limits' of his current bike, even better. I always think its only good to get a new bike when you're pushing the limits of your current ride.
12-23-04, 09:51 PM
Dude....he should get it, cause then you can ride it durrr
12-23-04, 10:05 PM
He should get it, this gives him spae to improve really. It iwll last him longer
12-24-04, 10:55 AM
I don't touch other peoples bikes, im slightly cursed, at least with konas anyway.(Last two I rode a trail with ended up with deralieurs being eaten by rear wheel.)
As long as he knows he's serious about riding....if he's not sure he'll stick with it, then it's a waste of money. Otherwise, if he can afford it...go for it!
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