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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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    For shame, you let the mountain conquer you.
    As long as I breathe, I attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbridal View Post
    Mountain bike riding is not for me. By the way, I'm selling the bike. Check my signature.

    Ron
    before you give up on mountain biking, check the saddle.

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    Try standing...

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    Are you serious?
    Some people are just like Slinky's. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

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    Who sits a lot on a mountain bike? Also get another saddle before selling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggidy View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Foo Rat times 3 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by colombo357 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_neon View Post
    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.
    "I'm sorry to ask sir, but I'm just trying to get into the mind of the suspect.."

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by colombo357 View Post
    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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