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Rants and Raves / Am I old or is it the bike?
« on: May 12, 2011, 11:16:54 AM »
I'm just getting back into mtn biking and purchased a 29er hardtail.  I love the bike.  The other day while on a trail I tried to "hop" the bike over a fallen tree, who's trunk could not have been more than 10inches high.  Front wheel went over, but back wheel slammed into it nearly sending me over the bars.  I'm 40 years old and the last mtn bike I had was in college, it was a steel Redline with no suspension,, what you kids now call "rigid".  With that bike I could hop over anything up to 2 feet tall with out even grazing it.  The thing was a tank, easly 5 pounds more than this sweet 29er I have now, but had no problem pulling that thing into the air to avoid trail debris.  So is the problem that I'm an old fart and not the 20 something kid I was or are these 29ers regardless of weight harder to "hop" with?

Matthew "Riggs I'm to old for this sh!$"

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