"Motorider'- You're a complete d!ckhead. Die, be nice here, or stick with the asswipe moto crowd.Moto Rider said:Oh Sure!
Get a life, will ya?:lol:
Cheaper, less maintenance, faster on your average mtb trail, challenges you more, makes chicks dig you more.....frikka said:Thanks for the inspiring shots. Why ride rigid in this day and age?Us old guys were throwing that stuff in dumpsters 10 years ago without remorse.
I'd say technical, rocky, hilly southern new england singletrack, a good rider is much faster riding a rigid singlespeed for 10 or 15 miles or so. If there's a lot of drops, it will beat you up a bit, as well as the bike and slow you down. Personally, after 10-15 miles on a rigid ss I start to wear out and that's where gears and suspension help smooth things out.Andrewpalooza said:I agree with all of those but faster?!? I guess that depends on how you define "average".
I agree with the people that disagree.PissedOffCil said:Whoa... Not faster sorry... very far from it in fact.
It does force you to take smoother lines which in return will make you faster but riding these same smooth lines with a suspension will be even faster.
I seriously disagree
so far from the truth, why is EVERY downhill bike have >7 inches of travel?? to go faster. no WAY you can go faster in rocky terrain on rigid. are you only talking about uphill?(must be). and SS, please. every big race has 2 categories, open and SS, SS is always way way behind. pull your head out.Scott O said:I respectfully disagree with the people who agree with the people disagreeing.
Scott O said:Yes it does force you to take smoother lines which often are straighter lines. It forces you to think more and to better utilize momentum both up and down, and around corner. You rely on your brakes much less. There are a number of factors that need to be in place in order to make a rigid ss go faster:
Conditioning - if you're not in real good shape, all bets are off.
Skill - you need to be really smooth on the bike and utilize your upper body very efficiently in order to absorb the bumps and maintain momentum.
Distance/Time - the shorter the distance/time, the faster you are on a rigid ss. As you begin to get tired, the benefits of suspension and gears start making more sense.
4 out of 5 bike scientists agree that I am correct.
dft- was anybody talking about downhilling? No there weren't. Idiot.