Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: People's republic of Kernow
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I've been riding a fully rigid Dahon framed Specialized off-road for about a year now- you'd be better off with a rigid frame & fork and a suspension seatpost and the fattest BMX tyres that will fit, IMHO. I ride steep rocky singletrack, fast fireroads and occasional riverbeds (signposted bridleways-those wacky horesrider types) and have only recently put my road tyres back on for the winter as it's so muddy where i live its unrideable for even the MTB types...
I'll be checking out some alleged 'roads' (one lane, not surfaced since there was a secret torpedo boat factory here during WW2) at the weekend. You don;t need springs- they'd just break... I'd buy a rhino if i had the cash, having said that... :-D Or a crossed-out chameleon...