woa, easy now, lets not jump to conclusions, i wasnt doubting anyones abilitiesTrevor! said:Don't doubt peoples ability to ride **** harsh terrain on a rigid just because you doubt your abilities.
Not sure what your talking about, could you send a picture? I know mine is the 04 model with Easton RAD.Skygrounder said:A friend of mine rode his XP at Big Bear last season. It's not going to win any races, but you can have fun on it.
If you're going to go downhilling on a Weyless XP, make sure you check the intersection of the chainstay/seatsay (right before the rear axle) for cracks after every ride. The newer XPs have a gusset plate welded on the bottom, the older ones don't. If you don't have one with the gusset, you can likely count on the bike cracking there. If you don't, it's not a big problem, just check for cracks after every ride and when/if you get one, Supergo will give you a new rear triangle right quick. (If you don't have the gusset, you might also inquire as to whether they'll advance-replace the rear triangle...not sure if they'll do it).
I rode enough DH sections and courses on my old hardtail with 3" in the front (albeit slowly). I've got 5x5 now, and it's more than enough for me (and I'm still slow). Even if I had a SC V10, someone like Nathan Rennie would **** all over me on a single speed hardtail...WeylessXPRider said:Anybody here do Downhilling with a bike with 5 inch of travel or less?
As well as 6 inch rotors?
Mountain Bike Action...is the worst mag in my opinion. They write what their sponsors(advertisers) want. They are hypocrites too. RC sucks. Never trust that mag ever !!!sooners said:Moutain bike action magazine says the ideal bike is a 25 pound 5-6 inch travel bike ...of course this varies on how extreme you go but i think its a fairly good assesment. also i ride a 5 inch front hardtail and have no problem.
Please show me a decent 5-6 inch travel dual suspension bike that weighs 25lbs and doesn't cost a fortune. MBA has been blowing **** out of their mouths for several years now.sooners said:Moutain bike action magazine says the ideal bike is a 25 pound 5-6 inch travel bike ...of course this varies on how extreme you go but i think its a fairly good assesment. also i ride a 5 inch front hardtail and have no problem.
how does a hardtail have suspension?JRuss said:Ya I agree with freeriderizzle, I ride DH and NS stuff on a 5 inch travel hardtail. I like to use technical skill not lean on 8 inches of travel. Also in those slow sections as in hilly sections and flat sections I kick butt because my hardtail can out sprint and out climb those big bikes. The 5 inches is fine but you many want to get an adapter so you can put 8 inch rotors on in the future if you begin to want to race more competively. What type of bike do you have? Or are you buying a new one?