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Do you ride the "wrong bike" for some reason?

I know I do, almost all of the time. Someone is always commenting that I need more travel, less travel, rigid is crazy, old school XC geo will kill you, new school geo doesn't work, and so on.

My latest bike is a mix of old and new. Chromoly, single speed, long travel fork and a dropper post. 29er of course.

Sure, I could miss the XC race geo of my last ss on certain trails, but then again seat down and monster trucking is fun too!

What's your "wrong bike" these days?

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"wrong" is subjective, except, perhaps in extreme circumstances like real freeride trails. the regular Tuesday night rides that I enjoy has rigid single speeders, carbon fibre FS gearies, and everything in between. the fastest guy who is always at the front of the pack and riding at a puke-inducing pace (for me) is on a steel SS with a 100mm fork, while the ringmaster who plans the rides and sweeps the noobs has a fancy carbon FS with a dropper. everyone has a good time and one's place among the moving group is 100% about rider ability, not the bike.
 

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the regular Tuesday night rides that I enjoy has rigid single speeders, carbon fibre FS gearies, and everything in between. the fastest guy who is always at the front of the pack and riding at a puke-inducing pace (for me) is on a steel SS with a 100mm fork, while the ringmaster who plans the rides and sweeps the noobs has a fancy carbon FS with a dropper. everyone has a good time and one's place among the moving group is 100% about rider ability, not the bike.
This sounds just like our Wednesday night crew.
 

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"wrong" is subjective, except, perhaps in extreme circumstances like real freeride trails. the regular Tuesday night rides that I enjoy has rigid single speeders, carbon fibre FS gearies, and everything in between. the fastest guy who is always at the front of the pack and riding at a puke-inducing pace (for me) is on a steel SS with a 100mm fork, while the ringmaster who plans the rides and sweeps the noobs has a fancy carbon FS with a dropper. everyone has a good time and one's place among the moving group is 100% about rider ability, not the bike.
I agree that's it's all about the rider not the bike.

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