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I was at the Fruita Fat Tire Festival last weekend and I got to take the new Bionicon Tesla out for a solid demo ride on Horsethief. The Tesla is a 6-inch, Horst-link trail bike. I'm working my way through all my photos and I also shot a video of the new bike. I just wanted to let you guys know that I rode it and I have some stuff to say about it. For now, here's a picture of me actually riding. Those are rare, you know :)

I also rode some new Marzocchi stuff and I've got all new X-Fusion suspension on the old Santa Cruz Mini Free. So you can expect to see me a little more often in the near future.
 

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I just don't understand why so many AM guys wear stuff and for xc? It is just asking for trouble...first that helmet won't protect your face, second you will hurt your testicles with that seat and third you will have no control in a dangerous situations with that kind of shoes...
 

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Ummm, Horsethief is a XC ride. But it's good you're looking out for PJ. He's a total noob and he's never ridden with someone (like Francis) who has had their teeth knocked out.
 

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m11b said:
I just don't understand why so many AM guys wear stuff and for xc? It is just asking for trouble...first that helmet won't protect your face, second you will hurt your testicles with that seat and third you will have no control in a dangerous situations with that kind of shoes...
Did you take a hit from the crack pipe before this post?

It make none the sense.
 

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m11b said:
I just don't understand why so many AM guys wear stuff and for xc? It is just asking for trouble...first that helmet won't protect your face, second you will hurt your testicles with that seat and third you will have no control in a dangerous situations with that kind of shoes...
Huh? I really hope you are yanking our chains.

It's either that or you really, really swallowed the "all-mountain" marketing bait.
 

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m11b said:
I just don't understand why so many AM guys wear stuff and for xc? It is just asking for trouble...first that helmet won't protect your face, second you will hurt your testicles with that seat and third you will have no control in a dangerous situations with that kind of shoes...
You are either misinformed and/or ignorant. Open your eyes, it will open your mind. :thumbsup:
 

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No not joking...my wiev and style of riding AM is completely different to this kind. It is so awkward and can't understand how you can have fun jumping around when you have to get back behind your seat...beaing attached to the peddals...
As long as he enjoys...
 

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Damn, nothing like getting a load of sh!t for posting a cool pic!

I for one like it. The bike is cool, and I could give a crap what you wear. Thanks for the shot, looking forward to your follow up.
 

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m11b said:
No not joking...my wiev and style of riding AM is completely different to this kind. It is so awkward and can't understand how you can have fun jumping around when you have to get back behind your seat...beaing attached to the peddals...
As long as he enjoys...
and just what is AM to you? downhill?
 

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b-kul said:
tell me one discipline of mountain biking that doesnt involve the use of clips or getting behind your seat. i dont even understand how you can come up with that claim.
Trials biking, dirt jumping, free ride big mountain, super technical downhill? Clips have their place, but not common in those areas.
 

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Looking forward to your review. I'm pretty happy with my Golden Willow, but I think that a little more travel and slightly slacker angle could be a good upgrade.
 

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Looking forward to a review

My Craftworks is getting pretty long in the tooth - I'll be looking to replace soon.

I like the idea of the bike, but there is nothing better than a test ride and hearing what others have to saw.
 

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hikerdave said:
Looking forward to your review. I'm pretty happy with my Golden Willow, but I think that a little more travel and slightly slacker angle could be a good upgrade.
I've been riding the Golden Willow for about 4 years now. It's the best all-purpose bike I've ever ridden. But I too would like something with a little more travel in the rear and a slacker headtube angle. I have high hopes for this bike. I'll post more as soon as I can. PhotographyREVIEW.com takes up most of my time these days.
 
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