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Feb. 22, 2019, 12:15 p.m. -  Timer

I was only half joking. Why is noone making something actually extreme? So far, even the most experimental frames are only a handfull of degrees different from the mainstream. We are only approaching the boundaries from one side. Sure, making something truly extreme might ride terribly, but so far every single "outrageous" frame has found its buyers. I'm also not quite so sure about the need for specialization of bikes to trails. Over the last 10 years, bikes have become less specialized. XC bikes are more capable in the rough than ever, enduro/trail bikes go uphill better than they have ever done. I wouldn't want to buy a bike that only works in the area i live in. I want to take it places,  go on road trips, maybe do a race, experience different terrain without needing a quiver of ever more expensive bikes.

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