Marx wrote:V noice trailz by da lookx.
(sitting here in a puddle of much envy)
sbad wrote:Then cranking them up to 140mm for some of the technical and high speed descents like Copperhead and Delatite meant I didn't end up with any of the upper body soreness that the others mentioned.
sbad wrote:Of course I could adopt Snuffy's approach....but then I'd have been riding Buller on my old Redline Proline BMX race machine - single speed & fully rigid! But I say if the technology is there, use it
nikolai wrote:Thanks for the tips all!
Snuffy, I totally agree in that I love the challenge of the obstacle and often find myself repeating a rock garden or drop-off. I really couldn't care less about being the first one down the mountain, the main motivation for wanting to switch bikes is that the DH bike simply isn't fun on some obstacles - with 20cm of travel I can hit a log at full pace without even noticing - which ends up with me not really improving my skills. In truth there's also some obstacles I just can't do on my DH, either because I suck, or it's just too damn heavy to accelerate in time. I guess I'm wanting to ride trails that my bike just isn't made for, however much fun it may be.
Edit: I saw a guy with a 575 down at Forrest last year and it looked very nice. The Yeti's appear to be a favourite amongst the really tall guys?
Edit2: Thanks for the tips on the Talas forks sbad, exactly the kind of advice I'm interested in!
blybo wrote:Love my Pivot Mach 5 but as sbad suggests it's a bit too much bike for Lysty or Hans Loop. Should of got a Mach 4 in hindsight. The Mach 5 also has the 140mm Talas fork. I love being able to drop it to try out a climb that's beaten me first time round, theres a couple of short really steep sections at Hans Loop where I can't keep the front wheel down at 140mm
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