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Old 11-07-04, 08:57 PM
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Tips for a newb freerider?

I have just recently got back into riding after 4 years, I have been away in the military and i used to trail ride alot in New Mexico, never got really crazy or anything. I want to get into freeriding real bad, doing big jumps drops etc... but i am not sure how to land the stuff if any of u who freeride got any tips for a newb gimmie a holler. Oh, I do not have a freeride bike yet, I am currently rolling a Trek 4500 right now I have a Bruiser3 coming at the end of this year maybe.. Thx Keep riding!
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Old 11-07-04, 08:59 PM
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Be prepared to crash and to be stiff and sore later on during the day and the day after.
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Old 11-07-04, 09:24 PM
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Be prepared to break stuff adn visiting your LBS often... (I am there at least once a week for something...)
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Old 11-07-04, 09:28 PM
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Work your way up gradually! You can avoid a lot of pain that way. Play on whatever urban stuff you have handy. Repeat small drops often, until you're perfectly comfortable with it. Then go on to bigger stuff. You can use your 4500 to build a lot of basic skills; once you start to get comfortable with going big, you'll know more of what you personally want in a bike. Good luck and have fun!
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Old 11-07-04, 09:39 PM
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Old 11-07-04, 11:10 PM
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LEarn to fix your own stuff. Nothing bugs me more than a freeriders complaining about how much things cost yet refuses to learn how to fix everything. In general you will and can break anything and everything. If you know how to do 90% of the work on your bike you will save the money you need to buy the parts you will constantly go throuhg
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Old 11-08-04, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
LEarn to fix your own stuff. Nothing bugs me more than a freeriders complaining about how much things cost yet refuses to learn how to fix everything. In general you will and can break anything and everything. If you know how to do 90% of the work on your bike you will save the money you need to buy the parts you will constantly go throuhg
Thats one of the things I love about riding. I am very good at using my hands so fixing my own gear is just really enjoyable for me. And I save money too! I just can't stand it if I don't know how to fix something...

Now Ive got my friends that I got into mtb coming to me every week getting me to fix their bikes for them!
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Old 11-08-04, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by anthonaut
Thats one of the things I love about riding. I am very good at using my hands so fixing my own gear is just really enjoyable for me. And I save money too! I just can't stand it if I don't know how to fix something...

Now Ive got my friends that I got into mtb coming to me every week getting me to fix their bikes for them!
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Originally Posted by anthonaut
Thats one of the things I love about riding. I am very good at using my hands so fixing my own gear is just really enjoyable for me. And I save money too! I just can't stand it if I don't know how to fix something...

Now Ive got my friends that I got into mtb coming to me every week getting me to fix their bikes for them!
I am down to not knowing how to rebuild hubs, build wheels or being able to rebuild my fork. OTherwise I do everything else on my bike. Saves me tonnes of coin
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Old 11-08-04, 02:29 PM
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wear armour and be prepared to crash a lot...

its really fun though even when you suck trust me i have fun all the time

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Practice man.....and learn to fix your own stuff. Mael, rebuilding a fork isnt that hard, just kind of time consuming....but it can save you lots of money in the long run.
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Yeah I figure it isn't hard. What always stopped me (the once I did it) was the time and the potential mess...Weighing those two things in just made it one of the few times paying someone seemed worthwhile
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Old 11-08-04, 03:35 PM
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LET US KNOW HOW THE BRUISER 3 WORKS OUT!!

I have been looking at that for a while, and REALLY WANT ONE.
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Old 11-08-04, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
I am down to not knowing how to rebuild hubs, build wheels or being able to rebuild my fork. OTherwise I do everything else on my bike. Saves me tonnes of coin
I am down to cassette/bb removing (havent tries it but im sure i could), rear shock (of course), fork, hub rebuilds, wheel building and fork rebuilds. You're a little further than me, although I know someone who will teach me how to rebuild my new fork when I get it!
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Originally Posted by anthonaut
You're a little further than me, although I know someone who will teach me how to rebuild my new fork when I get it!
Who's teaching you to rebuild forks?
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Old 11-09-04, 01:13 AM
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Well Ill get Matt to teach me or Matt will teach Kidafa and he will teach me!

And I seriously do have people coming to me to so i can fix their bikes for them.
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