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Fromme on a hardtail

May 29, 2012, 8:07 a.m.
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Which Fromme trails to you like when you're on a hardtail (if you have one)? Which ones do you dislike on a hardtail?

May 29, 2012, 8:31 a.m.
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Most of Fromme is good on a hardtail because it's low speed tech. it's when it gets fast that I find the HT suffers. Seventh isn't super great, and lower ladies is a really big challenge. Ladies only and Bobsled on an HT is amazingly good fun though.

May 29, 2012, 8:38 a.m.
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I agree on the faster stuff. However I really like 7th on a hardtail…

May 29, 2012, 9:01 a.m.
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King Of The Shore and Executioner are also good. I've not been down it for a while, but I remember liking Skull too, other than wrapping myself around a tree at the bottom on time, and a mate having to untangle the mess….

I personally dislike the Griffen / Kirkford / Leppard / whatever the loop is called above Pipeline. It's probably good on a (gasp) 29er though.

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May 29, 2012, 10:11 a.m.
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1. executioner [HTML_REMOVED] dreamweaver
2. bobsled [HTML_REMOVED] bobsled [HTML_REMOVED] bobsled, lather rinse repeat
3. 7th secret [HTML_REMOVED] ladies
4. floppy bunny (thanks pat for making this so fun again)
5. roadside attraction [HTML_REMOVED] k.o.s. [HTML_REMOVED] imonator (usually my last lap to the car)
6. everything else

May 29, 2012, 10:38 a.m.
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Most of Fromme is good on a hardtail because it's low speed tech. it's when it gets fast that I find the HT suffers. Seventh isn't super great, and lower ladies is a really big challenge. Ladies only and Bobsled on an HT is amazingly good fun though.

This. I find that steeps and tech trails are sometimes actually easier. On smooth, fast, flowy single track I still like my hardtail best. The only time I wish I had a dually is when it's really fast, rough and rocky.

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May 29, 2012, 11:46 a.m.
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ZOMG a hardtail on the Shore? You'll die, or shoot your eye out.

May 29, 2012, 12:24 p.m.
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Teh 26" hardtail is dead!! Get a 29er or you will not have any fun.

Having said that I love Fromme on my 26" Cove Hand Job with 5" travel. I would always start me rides a 7th and then go were ever after that. A good run is 7th to Expresso to Crippler.

is going big on a bike the only way to get you stoked on the sport? what happened to riding with your bros, travelling, and riding unique places, to get people stoked on riding?

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May 29, 2012, 1:04 p.m.
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I like Ladies -[HTML_REMOVED] Skull on the HT. Lower Skull especially is a blast and you definitely feel like you have accomplished something.

May 29, 2012, 2:27 p.m.
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I ride fromme all the time with my kona stuff with 3" djs on it. It keeps you honest and improves your big bike skills. Most everything is rideable if you're not afraid of a little commitment.

May 29, 2012, 5:47 p.m.
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rear suspension isn't as critical as tire choice…

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May 29, 2012, 6:11 p.m.
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rear suspension isn't as critical as tire choice…

that and i think the type of hardtail you ride makes a difference as well.
an xc hardtail is going to ride a lot different that a fr oriented hardtail.

i'd say for most trails on fromme i'd prefer my fr hardtail (norco shore) over my xc hardtail (kona explosif), but i don't mind executioner, per gynt and the trails below the second swithcback on the explosif.

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May 29, 2012, 9:59 p.m.
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You guys prob still use a video cassette recorder too!:lol:

well according to some people we're supposed to ride smaller bikes to help bring the challenge back to riding.

Opinion is the lowest form of intelligence. It requires no accountability, no understanding.
The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live
in another's world. ~ Bill Bullard

May 29, 2012, 11:18 p.m.
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You guys prob still use a video cassette recorder too!:lol:

Cartoon flip books FTW.

treezz
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May 30, 2012, 9:12 a.m.
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or you could get off the brakes

mine never work anyways, they always need to be bled.

Opinion is the lowest form of intelligence. It requires no accountability, no understanding.
The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live
in another's world. ~ Bill Bullard

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