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"Oldfart from Wayback"
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After I posted THIS thread as did a few others on the CO Front Range board I got this long stream of responses.

"So my road bike would have been fine."

"I'm starting to get the impression that these trails might be like something you'd find in Western Kansas."

"I think the "M" in the acronym for mountain biking implies technical"

What say you ?
 

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"Oldfart from Wayback"
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You might want to check your link.
I did before I ever posted it.

Funny how a link to page I never even visited showed up ??

Is the data base still corrupted that bad ?
 

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I like Squishy Bikes
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I say its all about fat squishy tires.
Rampages Stouts Gravitys Air Lite Barracudas.
26 or 29
hardtail or dually
 

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Terrain snobs. They'd have a lot to say about the trails I cut my teeth on in the midwest. IMO, mountain biking is anything on trails. There's a fuzzy line between cyclocross, and riding a comfort bike on double track, but does every trail have to have rock drops and downed trees and a set amount of elevation change?
 

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Live 2 Ride
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My definition? 26 inch wheels. 21 or more speeds. Fat tires.
 

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Live 2 Ride
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It's just an opinion. Not like it's written in stone or anything. Let them flame me.
 

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How about this: Fat tires, off road*, that's it. Gears don't matter, wheel size doesn't matter, color of bike doesn't matter . . .


* Off road means that four-wheeled motorized vehicles couldn't access the trails if they wanted, essentially single track.
 

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Hairllama said:
How about this: Fat tires, off road*, that's it. ...

* Off road means that four-wheeled motorized vehicles couldn't access the trails if they wanted, essentially single track.
I'd be willing to just say off road.

And allow some places where four wheeled vehicles can go, but usually don't.
 

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Kona0197 said:
My definition? 26 inch wheels. 21 or more speeds. Fat tires.
Damn.... what the heck was I doing in the early 90's when I only had 26 inch wheels, fat tires and 18 speeds? and in the 80's when my first MTB only had 10 speeds.... I was on trails, and dang... I was even in mountains! on a bike! with 10 speeds! WTF was I thinking!!!!

BTW.... I have a SS now..... but it has fatter tires than my HT.... what is it?
 
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