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Old 04-01-06, 01:15 AM   #1
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How does rear suspension effect doing monos?

And what is the best type of mountain bike for doing monos in general?
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Whats a mono?
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Waa!

Where do you all come from?

A "mono" is a rear "wheel stand" (while pedaling).

That's what I've known it as growing up in Australia.

What do you call it?
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Wheelie, catwalk...never in my life heard it called a mono.
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For the record it isn't any harder. As long as your pedal motion is smooth it doesn't make a big of difference.
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I thought Mono was what you had when you got real sick.
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Mono = Australian calls Wheelies
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I thought Mono was what you had when you got real sick.
Kissing disease ...

You aussies are weird. I betcha the Japanese even call it a wheelie...gotta have your own term for everything eh?
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You aussies are weird. I betcha the Japanese even call it a wheelie...gotta have your own term for everything eh?
Yeah I have an American friend and half our conversation time seems to invlove explaining what we mean by such-and-such a word.

Eg. Americans say "county", Australians say "shire", the list goes on and on...

For the record: I think of a "wheelie" as a lifting the front wheel just a little bit, and not balancing, and a mono as lifting the front wheel and sustaining it through pedalling.
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Yep thats a wheelie, sustaining.

Ironically I would know what a shire is, Canadians used to be taught that as well, you inherited that from the English
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