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    Senior Member Seve's Avatar
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    All the Hill Climbing Junkies

    Watch this dude, it should make you guys feel even better.

    He has to walk up

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGQA4FziUTE

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    Wow! Talk about earning your descent

    I hate walking, so you wouldn't catch me doing that kind of mountain biking

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    Hmmm, not my idea of fun.

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    Come on Beanz...you could climb that in the saddle

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    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
    Come on Beanz...you could climb that in the saddle
    I'd sink in the sand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seve View Post
    He has to walk up
    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
    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.

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    Senior Member Seve's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
    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...
    Ha !

    I do ... and I love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    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.
    Because sometimes you need to pedal and, when you do, it's nice if you have more than one gear available. Especially true when you need to quickly build speed in order to clear an obstacle. The typical DH setup these days is a single front chain ring, often combined with a chain guide, and a 9-speed rear. Often a close-ratio cassette is used. When you're talking about a beefy frame and 8-10" of suspension travel, a few extra ounces for a RD and cassette won't make much difference to the overall weight.

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