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Old 02-22-17, 08:16 PM
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How is this even real???

Me and my 2 friends came to a place that has alot of stairs and it looks like its not ending at all.
One of my friend was a really skilled at stuffs that i couldnt do and when we went down the stairs i was standing position when my friend is just still in the sitting position no bs this guy was just sitting down and just chilling.. please tell me how to ride down stairs while sitting.
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Old 02-22-17, 08:34 PM
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Or ask your buddy?
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Old 02-22-17, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Or ask your buddy?
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And, relax, stairs are not that much different than riding down any hill (if you are relaxed).

Careful with the brakes though, rely more on the rear brake (or just go for it).
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Old 02-23-17, 12:54 AM
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With a FS bike, no problem. With an iron butt, no problem. With a Fat Bike, no problem.

On a "regular" bike - whatever that means - I'd prefer to at least hover over the saddle for such a stunt.
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Old 02-23-17, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by roothopper View Post
Me and my 2 friends came to a place that has alot of stairs and it looks like its not ending at all.
An escalator?




Sorry I couldn't resist. I'll leave now.
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Most outdoor stairs are not really that steep - - they generally have a 7-in-12 to 6-in-14 or shallower pitch, which makes it only a 58% to 50% slope.
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Old 02-28-17, 09:10 PM
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He was using a rocky mountain instinct and the stairs was 75 degrees and I asked my friend already and he told me it was a secret
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Originally Posted by roothopper View Post
He was using a rocky mountain instinct and the stairs was 75 degrees and I asked my friend already and he told me it was a secret
Your friend might have fibbed about the stair angle. Normal stairs are around 35 degrees, lot of building codes max out at under 45 degrees. Try some stair design measurements and you will see stairs built at 75 degrees would be extremely difficult to walk up or down, the steps would be tiny or the step up/down would be huge.
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