we were kicking back, watching my old Kranked video (on VHS. you see kids, years ago, we had things called "video tapes"...). they were "free riding" on 2" travel bikes.
it's amazing (to me) that waaaaay back when, 4" travel was a downhill bike. 4" forks were big hit forks.
nowadays, (at least around here) 5" travel is trail/cross country and 6" travel is all mountain.
the technology is phenomenal, if you think about it. i ride a 6" travel bike as my main bike, uphills, etc, when years ago, a 4" travel bike was a heavy, huge, "downhill bike."
yeah, the riding has stepped up a bit, the new technology lets us push the envelope, which makes us need to increase and push the technology, which pushes the riding, etc.
what would brett tippie, ritchy schley, and wade simmons have done on today's bikes if they had them waaay back then?