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  • Hardtail

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  • Full Suspention

    22 30.14%
  • Fishflaps (comedy third poll option)

    5 6.85%
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    XC Riding, Hard Tail Or Full Suspention Rig

    I am a confirmed HT enthusiast, the rest of my gang of riders all use ful sussers tho.

    What say bikeforums?

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    Hardtail.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

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    learn on a HT... thrash on the fs

    started xc on a ht... jumped into dh on a fs (mainly because i broke xc parts)... ht gives you a better sense of lines and flow.... that kinda went out the window with me when I got my 7in front and rear... but me likey.... I do have a ht short travel dj'er... that r funn tooooo

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    I just think you get much more feedback from a hardtail.

    I have never really owned a "decent" full sus rig (I did have a raleigh one, LOL) but whenever I try my friends I just don't get it.

    Plus i'm renowned for breaking stuff, so I never really have the opportunity to get one set up for my own riding style

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    Rigid!!!!

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    Rigid, damn forgot about that.

    Not for me, I'm not hardcore enough

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    Unicycle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakehunter
    learn on a HT... thrash on the fs
    I think that pretty much sums up what I've done. I still have my hardtail and take it out sometimes but my Prophet makes it so much easier to ride gnarly trails that it's my ride of choice. If you want to get good though you have to ride a hardtail at some point.
    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    Hardtail. But only because I'm cheap.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Is the full suspention option anything like full suspension?

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    i love my hardtail
    Trance music is okay...
    Drum & Bass is way better

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    Hardtail
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    yay HT!
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    Full suspension. You could beat yourself up on a HT....but why? I'd rather have a nice ride than feeback any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tec-9
    Full suspension. You could beat yourself up on a HT....but why? I'd rather have a nice ride than feeback any day.
    How so?
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tec-9
    Full suspension. You could beat yourself up on a HT....but why? I'd rather have a nice ride than feeback any day.
    When I huck, it's a fully. When I race, it's a fully.

    When I ride for my own enjoyment, it's hardtail all the way.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Hardtail.
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    The way I ride requires the most advanced, toughest wheelset's available.

    Chicago Freeride

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    Quote Originally Posted by never
    Is the full suspention option anything like full suspension?
    Are you an English teacher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr W
    Are you an English teacher?
    An anamoly of the Mountain Bike forum is that we are goofy, we are sarcastic and at times we can even be mean. However, we are also sticklers for proper writing. There is little tolerance for aolese as that is just laziness. Typos, grammar and spelling mistakes are frowned upon as well as it means that the writer didn't proof-read.

    And most importantly, do not talk out of your ass otherwise you'll be called on it. It usually is a sign that you either didn't read the other person's post properly or that you know jack****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    An anamoly of the Mountain Bike forum is that we are goofy, we are sarcastic and at times we can even be mean. However, we are also sticklers for proper writing. There is little tolerance for aolese as that is just laziness. Typos, grammar and spelling mistakes are frowned upon as well as it means that the writer didn't proof-read.

    And most importantly, do not talk out of your ass otherwise you'll be called on it. It usually is a sign that you either didn't read the other person's post properly or that you know jack****.
    Daaaang! You so hateful.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    Daaaang! You so hateful.
    Proper punctuation: check.
    Proper capitilization: check.
    Proper grammer: questionable. But you're a hillbilly so I guess you get a free pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    Proper punctuation: check.
    Proper capitilization: check.
    Proper grammer: questionable. But you're a hillbilly so I guess you get a free pass.
    grammar?

    i couldn't resist because it was on topic. i generally don't say anything about what people write because we all have errors. it would be my luck to school someone and then be schooled myself.

    i think the most annoying is posts that look like a paragraph. just too much unimportant whatever to read quick. i usually skip those.



    edit:

    i also have the habit of going back and editing multiple times so that my post looks totally different than the post that someone quotes me from...like below.

    oh yeah, i know i don't capitalize. i haven't for almost 2 years. i think lowcel might be troubled by this but doesn't know how to approach the situation. (i wonder if he'll see his name in this post?)
    Last edited by mx_599; 02-09-07 at 05:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    grammar

    i couldn't resist because it was on topic. i generally don't say anything about what people write because we all have errors.

    i think the most annoying is posts that look like a paragraph. just too much unimportant whatever to read quick. i usually skip those.
    Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    An anamoly of the Mountain Bike forum is that we are goofy, we are sarcastic and at times we can even be mean. However, we are also sticklers for proper writing. There is little tolerance for aolese as that is just laziness. Typos, grammar and spelling mistakes are frowned upon as well as it means that the writer didn't proof-read.

    And most importantly, do not talk out of your ass otherwise you'll be called on it. It usually is a sign that you either didn't read the other person's post properly or that you know jack****.

    Aww, I like you the best already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr W
    Are you an English teacher?
    No, but I did pay attention to my teachers.

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