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Old 02-03-08, 01:04 PM   #1
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Anyone riding full rigid?

anyone?
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Old 02-03-08, 01:15 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-08, 01:23 PM   #3
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no. unless my road bike counts.
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Old 02-03-08, 02:08 PM   #5
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Sometimes.
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Old 02-03-08, 02:21 PM   #6
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Yes. It sucks.
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Old 02-03-08, 02:26 PM   #7
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I couldn't imagine no suspension,
I have 80mm travel on mine and some times bottom out.
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Old 02-03-08, 02:31 PM   #8
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Adjust your fork.
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Old 02-03-08, 02:52 PM   #9
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I have. Its at max lol.
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Redline D460 29er. Rigid steel is the way to go.
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Old 02-03-08, 04:47 PM   #11
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Old 02-03-08, 04:47 PM   #12
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Redline D460 29er. Rigid steel is the way to go.
Not really.
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Old 02-03-08, 10:38 PM   #13
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Sometimes true, mostly no.
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Old 02-03-08, 10:45 PM   #14
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Yep. Columbus steel frame, Surly 1x1 fork, 29 up front, 26 in the back.
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Old 02-03-08, 11:00 PM   #15
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Sometimes true, mostly no.
Just sort of depends. I'd rather have rigid than cheap suspension. The redlines fill that niche nicely.
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Old 02-03-08, 11:25 PM   #16
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I have a rigid singlespeed in the works... I can't wait to hit the singletrack on this.
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Old 02-03-08, 11:28 PM   #17
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Suspension is just a fad, It'll never catch on.
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Yah! Aluminum frame, steel fork [would prefer carbon], 1 gear. Fun to ride, especially when I catch FS guys on the trail.
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Old 02-04-08, 12:31 AM   #19
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Gotta love the full rigid bikes.
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I ride a fully rigid geared Karate Monkey (29er). I suspect if it was a 26er, I wouldn't be able to take it.
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Old 02-04-08, 04:54 PM   #21
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Suspension is just a fad, It'll never catch on.
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Not a single one of their bikes had suspension on them. Next year in 1993 "ummm so hey we think most of our bikes should have suspension on them.."
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Yes it was ok but on the downhills it felt like my arms were going to fall after a minute.
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Old 02-04-08, 06:15 PM   #23
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Yeah, 2 of em. I want suspension! And yeah, I'm whining.
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Old 02-04-08, 10:19 PM   #24
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Bontrager steel frame with Ritchy Logic fork. I can't wait to get a full suspension bike, but I love the reliability of the full rigid.
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been riding a fully rigid redline monocog 29er. just bought a specialized enduro elite. the redline is destined for craigslist. dont get me wrong, the redline is fun, but it's not an enduro in terms of capabilities. fully rigid is for hardcore enthusiasts or mellow trails or fire roads.
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