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Bikes with low or no seats. I don't geddit.

Old 03-14-07, 07:47 PM
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Bikes with low or no seats. I don't geddit.

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Old 03-14-07, 07:53 PM
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Usually my roommate and I run our BMXs and dirt jump MTBs with a low seat or none at all. Why?

Clearance for doing tricks. Nothing is worse than nailing your junk on a seat during a landing on after a good jump. Or getting hung up on the seat and wrecking. On these types of bikes you usually are standing and rarely need the seat. The only time I sit is on the way to the park or campus, then I pull the seat until I am done messing around on ramps, jumps, etc. Lately I'm lazy and have been leaving it out all together.

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Old 03-14-07, 07:54 PM
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These are bikes set up for doing tricks. Not for actual riding. Whatever riding is done on them is just to get to and from places where they gather to practice tricks or so.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
I see kids on 20" wheeled bikes and some 26" MTB's with the seat retracted as low as
possible and tilted up or in a few cases, with no seat at all.

What gives?

I would guess that a MTB'er would do this to strengthen their legs, but for recreational
purposes?

Please 'splainit to me.

thx

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They´re trials bikes and/or dirt jumpers. Not intended for commuting or racing in the Tour de France.
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Old 03-14-07, 08:08 PM
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if you see them in a more urban environment, its probably for tricks like these
https://youtube.com/watch?v=mYIKfEU8yl8
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Old 03-14-07, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by zip22
if you see them in a more urban environment, its probably for tricks like these
https://youtube.com/watch?v=mYIKfEU8yl8

WOW! that's some seriously great tricks!
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Old 03-14-07, 11:41 PM
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It's called Trials (not trails) .....aka "bike dancing"
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Old 03-15-07, 02:18 PM
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When I ride DH run, my seat is as low as it can go. I rarely sit downhilling plus you want maximum leg compression room for big jumps.
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