Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    How does rear suspension effect doing monos?

    And what is the best type of mountain bike for doing monos in general?

  2. #2
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,889
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whats a mono?

  3. #3
    Banned. Jason222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Moncton NB
    My Bikes
    Trek Jack...trials bike soon.
    Posts
    2,123
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A manual?

  4. #4
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,889
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    a pivot on a bike

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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?

  6. #6
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,889
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wheelie, catwalk...never in my life heard it called a mono.

  7. #7
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,889
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For the record it isn't any harder. As long as your pedal motion is smooth it doesn't make a big of difference.

  8. #8
    Old School Rad mtnbiker66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    The old Mountains
    My Bikes
    Blur LT
    Posts
    8,198
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I thought Mono was what you had when you got real sick.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

  9. #9
    Ride bike or bike ride? Hopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Adelaide, Australia
    My Bikes
    MongoosePro DH, Dart custom road bike, .243 Racing FR street bike
    Posts
    1,447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mono = Australian calls Wheelies
    --------------------------------------------------------o__ ----
    ------------------------_-------_---|-\---------_---- _.>/ _ --------------
    _______________________| - \________(_)_\(_)_______\|/_______\|/______...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltop Hoods
    Aint it amazing how courageous human beings are?

  10. #10
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,889
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    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?

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    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.

  12. #12
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,889
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •