Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-04-08, 04:55 PM   #1
Scratcher33
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes: Jamis XLT 2.0, Kona Fire Mountain
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
XC Hardtail Riders

Any of you out there that are doing some fun, rough, downhill singletrack? If so what're you riding?
Scratcher33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-08, 05:19 PM   #2
xcracer13
Nitro
 
xcracer13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: canyon lake, tx
Bikes: Salsa
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Texas has a few rough decents on are courses but nothing compared to like Washington or something. I frequently pass people on them. I'm riding an 07 Salsa Moto Rapido
xcracer13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-08, 05:35 PM   #3
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Bikes: are awesome.
Posts: 12,427
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
It would be fun if I wasn't on a !*#$%^*@!! XC hardtail. Riding a (about) '00 Trek 830 in our local Wed. night XC race series.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-08, 05:47 PM   #4
ProFail
Generic Title
 
ProFail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: 2008 Trek Fuel EX7, 2007 Trek 1600, 2007 Eastern Warthog
Posts: 1,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dminor View Post
It would be fun if I wasn't on a !*#$%^*@!! XC hardtail. Riding a (about) '00 Trek 830 in our local Wed. night XC race series.
Tehee! We have one like that.

They are the balls in a not-so-good way.
__________________
Generic Joke
ProFail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-08, 06:08 PM   #5
stevemtbr
Creamy pack filling
 
stevemtbr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Nine Mile Falls, WA
Bikes: Trek 8000, Co-Motion tandem, Co-motion Espresso, Yeti Cross, 9Zero7 Fat Bike
Posts: 706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
On my C'dale hard tail I've done most of the down hills on Mt Spokane. Huge grin factor every time.
stevemtbr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-08, 08:16 PM   #6
M_S
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3,693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've always ridden hardtails and fully rigids but I enjoy the low speed tech more than the long downhills. I'm a pretty cautious descender by nature. Sop I tend to pass people on the climbs and get passed on the downhills. Oh well. It may even out a bit if I move to full suspension.

Edit: I guess I should say that I enjoy downhills, I'm just not very balls to the wall with them.
M_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-08, 09:13 PM   #7
mx_599
Lost in the Black Hills
 
mx_599's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,725
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scratcher33 View Post
Any of you out there that are doing some fun, rough, downhill singletrack? If so what're you riding?
Cove Handjob XC.

this is a very fast bike.

mx
mx_599 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-08, 09:34 AM   #8
rydaddy
Type 1 Racer
 
rydaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Davis, CA
Bikes: A dozen or so.
Posts: 2,579
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fisher Tassajara. I like the Genesis geometry. This thing takes a beating in some of Norcal's rockiest terrain. I am amazed I have not had any significant mechanical issues (knocking on wood now).

I'm looking at a 5" travel FS for the future. But a hardtail is capable of doing it all... well almost.
rydaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-08, 08:29 PM   #9
JonnyV
Senior Member
 
JonnyV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bellwood, Pa
Bikes: 2012 Fuji Altamira 1.0
Posts: 1,625
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, I found this trail that's about a mile long...getting up it sucks, but the downhill is great. The most important thing to have that is white knuckles and rubbery knees.
JonnyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:30 AM.