Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
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Originally Posted by sstorkel
Nobody rides a Downhill mountain bike up a hill. The weight (50lbs or more), suspension travel (8+ inches front and rear), and ultra-slack (ex: 64-degree) steering geometry make it impractical...
Yeah 4 hours of hauling a 50lb bike up the hill for a minute and 30 second ride, I'm with Beanz on that one, not my idea of fun either. What I don't get is, if you have a bicycle that you essentially need to carry up any hill hill taller then my driveway, why the heck don't they make them single speeds, you could put a relatively low gear on them, say a 50 inch gear and save all the weight, complexity and expense of multiple gears.