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Old 09-17-05, 07:59 AM   #1
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Hardtail?

How good is a hardtail for rocky trails and basic jumps? I went riding one day, nailed a good jump and when I got home I noticed the back wheel was wobbling slightly. Rather worrying, especially since it was't a very high jump...
what you all think?
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Old 09-17-05, 08:02 AM   #2
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It depends on the make.
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Yes.

And no.

Depends on your riding style. Most hardtails can handle some minor jumps and hucks, but it depends on how good YOU are at absorbing the impact - not the bike.

A good front fork, and a good wheelset allow you to do some minor jumps with confidence - if your technique is good.
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Whoa that was quick. Okay, so it could be my technique, any tips on how to improve my landings?
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A good front fork, and a good wheelset allow you to do some minor jumps with confidence - if your technique is good.
Which are dependant on the make and model.

And your right technique is a very large part of it.
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DMN, my original response was not directed at you. Make certainly has very much to do with it.
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I'm not sure what make it is. It has a blank frame. I'll post a few pics of it sometime.
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