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Alkali

Member since Jun 2011 • Last active Jan 2015
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    Sounds like my Mum's hybrid

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    Banjo intact?

    Spend £30 max

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    I can't figure out if I'm just missing something, using the bike in a way that's inappropriate for SS or other. These guys I've been riding with have been racing MTB, some at a fairly high level, for the last 20 years and if they're chosing ~1:2 for the trails, I don't see how it's possible to do the same at 2:1. But if I geared to 1:2 or thereabouts, it'd be useless for any mixed terrain ride where there may be flat/smooth riding.>

    2:1 26" here as well. I deleted my post above because I remembered M_V is riding in Scotland and they have proper hills there.

    SS MTB requires good line choice and being ready to stand and crank. The extra leverage of a nice wide set of bars will help with hoofing the bike around a bit more. Spotted a root or rock comin' atcha? Don't just ride into it like a dead seal on a skateboard, get light, allow the bike to move below you, it's an organic force, stroke it, be the Golden Retriever.

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    It's not sneaky spam, it's an advert and AJ's quite open about it too.

    Good luck...

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    You've owned a few, and yet you think they are junk? Why own more than one? DN6 is butted Cro-mo, the same as everyone else's basic hard tails and most bmxs, it's just their daft name for it. They flog off seconds at cheap prices, my 456 was one, perfect aside from the head badge decal being slightly skew-whiff.

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    My Flow Myth 4X

    It's been ragged around various forests too, despite that demented saddle position.

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    How would that work?

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    On the dog and bone?

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