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View Poll Results: HT Or Full Sus
Hardtail 46 63.01%
Full Suspention 22 30.14%
Fishflaps (comedy third poll option) 5 6.85%
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Old 02-08-07, 05:35 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 02-08-07, 05:39 PM   #2
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Old 02-08-07, 05:41 PM   #3
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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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Old 02-08-07, 06:04 PM   #5
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Rigid!!!!
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Old 02-08-07, 06:06 PM   #6
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Rigid, damn forgot about that.

Not for me, I'm not hardcore enough
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Old 02-08-07, 06:34 PM   #7
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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.
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Hardtail. But only because I'm cheap.
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Is the full suspention option anything like full suspension?
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i love my hardtail
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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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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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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.
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Is the full suspention option anything like full suspension?
Are you an English teacher?
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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.

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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.
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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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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?)

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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.
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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.

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Aww, I like you the best already.
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