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Old 12-05-07, 07:07 PM   #1
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Butt Not Made For Mountain Biking

Mountain bike riding is not for me. By the way, I'm selling the bike. Check my signature.

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Old 12-05-07, 07:10 PM   #2
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For shame, you let the mountain conquer you.
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Old 12-05-07, 07:11 PM   #3
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Mountain bike riding is not for me. By the way, I'm selling the bike. Check my signature.

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before you give up on mountain biking, check the saddle.
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Old 12-05-07, 07:19 PM   #4
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Are you serious?
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Old 12-05-07, 08:32 PM   #6
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Who sits a lot on a mountain bike? Also get another saddle before selling.
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Old 12-05-07, 08:34 PM   #7
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Many, many folks do.

You don't sit a lot when you ride your mountain bike?
Nope. He's THAT extreme.
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Old 12-05-07, 09:00 PM   #8
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Many, many folks do.

You don't sit a lot when you ride your mountain bike?
Nope, I go faster without sitting, plus there are some jumps.
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Old 12-05-07, 09:10 PM   #9
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So you climb faster without sitting? You must not do much climbing.
I do climb faster. I normally ride a road bike, so I go into a decently high gear. on flats I'm on the hardest gear 3-front 8-back
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Old 12-05-07, 09:30 PM   #10
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So your mountain biking climbs are very short?

You do mountain bike, right?
Yep, my trail is mostly downhill, and when there is a climb I already have speed. Also, in some areas there is a quick up/down part.
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Old 12-05-07, 09:40 PM   #11
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Who sits a lot on a mountain bike? Also get another saddle before selling.
Go ride around for an hour with your seat removed. I think you'll find you sit (or want to) quite a bit more than you think.
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Old 12-05-07, 09:46 PM   #12
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Do you get picked up and driven back to the trailhead at the end of your ride?

The answer to your "Who sits a lot on a mountain bike?" question is:

Many, many people sit a lot on a mountain bike.
I always thought that you were allowed better weight distribution/fluctuation while standing; which at least on technical downhill sections made standing superior to siting down, also at least to me and my brief experience in mountain biking I was able to handle better, on downhills that is. Now I'm pretty sure you were talking about a more peddling intensive section of the ride is when sitting down is better. Do you know people who sit down while descending, and if so how successful are they?
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Do you get picked up and driven back to the trailhead at the end of your ride?

The answer to your "Who sits a lot on a mountain bike?" question is:

Many, many people sit a lot on a mountain bike.
I bike to the trail, bike through, and bike home.
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Old 12-05-07, 09:50 PM   #14
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I always thought that you were allowed better weight distribution/fluctuation while standing; which at least on technical downhill sections made standing superior to siting down, also at least to me and my brief experience in mountain biking I was able to handle better, on downhills that is. Now I'm pretty sure you were talking about a more peddling intensive section of the ride is when sitting down is better. Do you know people who sit down while descending, and if so how successful are they?
Yeah, I wouldn't want to go off a jump sitting down. Better weight shifting and more power standing, in my opinion.
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Old 12-05-07, 09:54 PM   #15
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Yeah, I wouldn't want to go off a jump sitting down. Better weight shifting and more power standing, in my opinion.
not to mention the whole landing aspect of it all. specially if your a guy!
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Old 12-05-07, 10:10 PM   #16
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not to mention the whole landing aspect of it all. specially if your a guy!
I once landed a jump with my feet off the pedals, but my butt came onto the seat. I was lucky. This is why my MTB has toe straps now. That, and also I dont have enough money for clipless pedals.
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I was just wondering if I am the only person who gets tired going downhill?
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I bike to the trail, bike through, and bike home.
Ah, gotcha.

So you have two homes. One on top of the hill and one at the bottom.

So the question is, how do you get back to the first home?

And how can someone with two homes not afford clipless pedals?

How much did you pay for your "toe straps"?
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Ah, gotcha.

So you have two homes. One on top of the hill and one at the bottom.

So the question is, how do you get back to the first home?

And how can someone with two homes not afford clipless pedals?

How much did you pay for your "toe straps"?
Wow what the hell is with the attitude? He says he "mostly" stands up. He told you he can't afford clip-less...why argue? I'm sure he would know.
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Wow what the hell is with the attitude? He says he "mostly" stands up. He told you he can't afford clip-less...why argue? I'm sure he would know.
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I have to agree, you should be only lightly on your seat. If your seat is glued to the seat of your bike, it will be unpleasant at best. Also, you need to be able to shift your weight while you go through the trail.

Roadies are planted on their seat, they are on a smooth surface. We aren't.

Use your legs to take up most of your weight - yes at first it will be hard but eventually it will just be natural. I spend the majority of my time on roads made from river rock being spread on them and pounded down by traffic. The hills are very steep as well - if I don't shift my weight, I will either spin out or flip the bike. There are books on MTBing that actually recommend removing your seat till you learn not to rely on it.
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Old 12-06-07, 06:23 AM   #22
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Ah, gotcha.

So you have two homes. One on top of the hill and one at the bottom.

So the question is, how do you get back to the first home?

And how can someone with two homes not afford clipless pedals?

How much did you pay for your "toe straps"?
The trail is mostly flat, with small hills in between. The hills are in quick sucession. I paid $20 for my pedals with to straps.
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Back on topic...

Your butt can take hpping on and off a cross bike but not mountain biking with those big cushy tires?

And stop tempting me. I can't afford another bike.
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