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Do you ride a hardtail?

Well do ya?


Yes, but I've got a dually too, N+1!
68%
No, Hardtails are hard
8%
Yes, it's my only MTB
24%
Total votes: 25
March 13, 2019, 1 p.m.
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Wondering with how many folks have posted in the hardtails thread what the break down is? I've got my guesses for sure.


 Last edited by: nouseforaname on March 13, 2019, 1:01 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
March 13, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
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They've been an N+1 bike for me since...uh when the hell did I get my first suspension bike...hhmm.

March 13, 2019, 4:22 p.m.
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Right now, it's my only MTB. We'll see what the year brings. :)

March 13, 2019, 4:26 p.m.
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Hardtail riders are kind of like vegans.We're anouying, and we'll let you know. So there's a bit of unequal representation.

March 13, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
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Joined: March 18, 2017

Was at hardtail, DH bike and road bike for a few years.

March 14, 2019, 6:36 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 14, 2017

More KM on my hardtail than my FS bike this past year.

March 14, 2019, 10:38 a.m.
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Hardtail is my primary, FS is the N+1 :)

March 14, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
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I was going to transition my Scout (see what I did there?) into a Wideangle w/boutique wheels but the wheel size debate in that other thread has me paralyze with indecision. thanksarot.........

March 14, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
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Posted by: UFO

Hardtail is my primary, FS is the N+1 :)

Exactly. Also agreed about the vegan comparison. :)

March 14, 2019, 11:28 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

I was going to transition my Scout (see what I did there?) into a Wideangle w/boutique wheels but the wheel size debate in that other thread has me paralyze with indecision. thanksarot.........

If you're over 5'2" there is no wheel size debate.

March 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
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Posted by: nouseforaname

Posted by: tungsten

I was going to transition my Scout (see what I did there?) into a Wideangle w/boutique wheels but the wheel size debate in that other thread has me paralyze with indecision. thanksarot.........

If you're over 5'2" there is no wheel size debate.

pick a wheelsize, be a dick about it

March 14, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
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Posted by: FlipFantasia

pick a wheelsize, be a dick about it

Done and done. Not really though.

In the last couple of years (maybe 4?), everything about 29" wheels has got pretty dialled. If you're hanging on to something for legacy reasons, that's one thing, but if you're buying a new bike - a hardtail no less - pick the size that works for you not against you. 

People buying hardtails largely (not everyone) fall into two camps IMO:

1: Folks who want a nice hardtail for (mostly) mellow trail fun times

2: Folks who are building up a frame from all the detritus we accumulate as bikers.

1: Well, they're probably going to buy a 29r - look at all the bikes Chromag has in that category. Including their newest effort. Sales tell the story.

2: They're maybe going to end up on a 27.5 - and there's only the Samurai left in the lineup that takes that wheelseize for the BC frames, but there ARE two taiwanese frames.

What do you reckon?

March 14, 2019, 3 p.m.
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I just had an elk burger.

March 14, 2019, 10:45 p.m.
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What if you have three hardtails and one FS?

As for the wheelsize, I have one of each and 27.5 rules (and I'm 6'2). It manuals better. Despite having a steeper headtube, it has a shorter wheelbase and you can feel it.

How was the Elk Burger? Where did you get it?

March 15, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
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Posted by: RAHrider

How was the Elk Burger? Where did you get it?

He probably shot the Elk. Ethical hardtail orientated meat harvesting is the new thing.

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