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Old 05-30-07, 11:03 PM   #1
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Old 05-30-07, 11:14 PM   #2
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I dig the craftsmanship, but that seems pretty unnecessary, hauling a bike, with a bike, so you can ride a bike.
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that looks great... how does it ride?
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I dig the craftsmanship, but that seems pretty unnecessary, hauling a bike, with a bike, so you can ride a bike.
You know how fast that soft rubber melts off the mtb tires on the road? By the time I got there I would have slicks

Also, a full rigid is a little faster and easier to pedal than a full squish for 20 miles on pavement...

KidCM-I'll know tomorrow. It's counter balanced on the other side, so it shouldn't be too bad..
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You know how fast that soft rubber melts off the mtb tires on the road? By the time I got there I would have slicks

Also, a full rigid is a little faster and easier to pedal than a full squish for 20 miles on pavement...

KidCM-I'll know tomorrow. It's counter balanced on the other side, so it shouldn't be too bad..
What are you using to counter balance it?
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probably this tomorrow so I can document. When I actually try for the trail(if it goes smoothly tomorrow) anything I can get my hands on that weighs about 30 lbs

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Also, a full rigid is a little faster and easier to pedal than a full squish for 20 miles on pavement...
So you're saying that it's easier to pedal a fully rigid 30lb bike loaded with 35lbs of bike + 30lbs of equipment (95lbs total) than it is to pedal a 35lb Enduro with pedaling platform to the trail...


...interesting

Don't forget to turn on your "bike alarm" so nobody steals your bag'o'goodies there.
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So you're saying that it's easier to pedal a fully rigid 30lb bike loaded with 35lbs of bike + 30lbs of equipment (95lbs total) than it is to pedal a 35lb Enduro with pedaling platform to the trail...


...interesting

Don't forget to turn on your "bike alarm" so nobody steals your bag'o'goodies there.

The bag of goodies is just for the test ride tomorrow, I won't actually leave that at the trail..

And I don't know for certain if it will be easier, but I will after the test ride today

If it isn't though, all I've lost is a few minutes of my time and some scrap lumber.(and a little egg on my face on the intarwebbe)
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Also, a full rigid is a little faster and easier to pedal than a full squish for 20 miles on pavement.....

The DHX 5.0 has a propedal, and the fox should lockout, so I don't see how it would be that hard to pedal that "heavy FS" for 20 miles on pavement. I've rode my Santa Cruz Heckler(DHX 5.0 also) over 25 road miles recently, it was no problem. Time for a good workout is all.
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The DHX 5.0 has a propedal, and the fox should lockout, so I don't see how it would be that hard to pedal that "heavy FS" for 20 miles on pavement. I've rode my Santa Cruz Heckler(DHX 5.0 also) over 25 road miles recently, it was no problem. Time for a good workout is all.
Really, and if he was that worried about rolling resistance, he could probably get a new set of wheels with slicks and a trailer. Carry the knobbies to the trail while riding the slicks, switch out tires for the trail, and lock the trailer up while you ride.
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I think it's a cool idea. It looks as if the front wheel of the Surly is off the ground, heh.
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The bag of goodies is just for the test ride tomorrow, I won't actually leave that at the trail..

And I don't know for certain if it will be easier, but I will after the test ride today

If it isn't though, all I've lost is a few minutes of my time and some scrap lumber.(and a little egg on my face on the intarwebbe)
Well...I definately don't think it's a bad idea. I would love to have an xtracycle too. I'd put two seats on it for my kids and some cargo baggies for groceries and crap.

Looks nice sir.
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I think it's a cool idea. It looks as if the front wheel of the Surly is off the ground, heh.

It is, thats a bit of a heavy load on the back

The test ride went off without a hitch. I'll have photos, video and writeup soon. For all you without any sense of humor, adventure or fun. Don't bother going here in a few minutes

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