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Benn reading a lot lately about all the latest and greatest bikes.
2k 3k 4k+ rides, 11 or 12 gears, slackhead angles, clutch derailleurs, carbon this carbon that blah blah blah!!
I dont knock the new stuff or the people who buy them.. In fact good for you if thats your bag!
But im starting to see more and more.. That includes this site too!
That the old stuff sucks !!
"Really" is my response, im fifty flippin five and I bomb on this 04 s-works Enduro!! Have about 600$ into it tops!!
Check this vintage POS out!!
5" travel front and rear, z1 freeride last of the open bath forks!
Vintage xt junk throughout!
Performance platform pedals at least 5 years old!
Conti mountain king and the ever loved (lol) maxxis Ardent 2.4 up front.. Dropper post added cause ya I really needed it Diety bars and wow maybe a 50 or so mm stem!
8 " Avid code brakes not for show I need them!!
Oh ya and its a69 head tube angle probobly 68 with the flip switch and 5 inch fork.. Deadly angles huh!! Oh.. and dont forget the ever so unfashionable 26" wheels!!
Bottom line is I love this artifact, and it still rocks!!
So show off your awesome ride 2" 3" 4" inch travel who cares!! oh ya and hardtails rock.. They still make those!!
Oh ya and I dont care if 10 mph is bombing to you!!
Then your BOMBING IT baby!!
 

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I was watching a 70 year old guy riding as hard as he could.. He wasnt flying as I would.. But he was doing what he could so YES he was bombing it!! too bad you dont see that.
 

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No, you're not.
Was watching an older guy about 70 yrs old and he was going as hard as he could so he was bombing it!! just because its not as fast as I go doesnt mean its not bombing to you. Too bad you dont see that!
 

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But im starting to see more and more.. That includes this site too!
That the old stuff sucks !!
"Really" is my response, im fifty flippin five and I bomb on this 04 s-works Enduro!! Have about 600$ into it tops!!
It's a cool bike. But have you ridden a newer geo frame (longer, slacker) in your size from this side of 2015-2016? They rock too.
I'm all for run what you brung, and rider over bike. If people try both and like something better, who gives a rats arse what decade it's from.
 

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It's a cool bike. But have you ridden a newer geo frame (longer, slacker) in your size from this side of 2015-2016? They rock too.
I'm all for run what you brung, and rider over bike. If people try both and like something better, who gives a rats arse what decade it's from.
Look here ^ boys and girls, someone said something that made sense.
 

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Honestly, ride what you got and what makes you happy. People should not care what you ride and you should not care what they ride. Just ride. It will make you happy.
 

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It is like riding old car:

Not the best comfort
Not the best reliability
Not the best safety

Still doing what is designed for
Still could be fun

U can have fun on any bike ( watch Sam Pilligrim videos)

However new one are much more comfortable, faster, fun, safer and reliable


Cheers
 

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I've never heard someone with a nice bike openly put down a stranger's old POS, but I constantly hear those same POS owners say negative things about nice bikes they've never even ridden. It's almost like they're jealous, otherwise they wouldn't bring it up.
Same here. It's a way to justify what they have, I figure.
 
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