Well, I'm starting to get concerned that I'm going to trash my XC bike...I've been getting very aggro in my riding style.
I still focus on speed, but it seems I've been more likely to just bomb through an obstacle rather than slow down and handle it gracefully. Chainslap is now extremely common regardless of gearing, happens 8-10 times a day doing only my commute.
Part of this is hitting some unavoidable speedbumps going full-bore. This will throw my back wheel into the air (the 80mm Manitou Axel does a decent job at eating up the impact on the front end...but I'm unsure of how long it will take this abuse....these speedbumps are notorious for damaging cars that go over them as little as 10mph too fast).
My form is pretty good overall...I just feel I need a ride that I will have no concerns about being hard on it, but have no clue how beefy. Would this fall under Agro XC, or would I be looking at all-mountain...I doubt I need a freeride (I don't go for big air....fat men and gravity aren't always the best mixture, maybe 1ft-2ft drops at the most).