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  1. #1
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    What's your biggest problem in mountain biking?

    I'll start.

    1. Cornering. Trying to get rid of leaning with the bike, instead of upper body leaning to the outside.

    2. Not having enough weight on the front wheel. Probably comes from years of riding steep head angle bikes where i had to keep my weight back to avoid going OTB.

    I've been working to correct these problems, but every once in a while i catch myself lapsing.

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  2. #2
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    Other people.

    And crashing
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  3. #3
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    work prevents me from getting more of it
    end thread
    skid luxury

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by babybear View Post
    work prevents me from getting more of it
    end thread
    This, seriously. I progressed more during 8 weeks of lockdown this spring than I have in years. Other than that, jumping.

  5. #5
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    the extraction of capital to the cycling industry from the efforts of volunteer advocates leading to an unsustainable tipping point for providing recreation opportunities to the public where incentive and accountability need to be applied to those reaping rewards

  6. #6
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    So, “E-Bikes”?
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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by forty View Post
    the extraction of capital to the cycling industry from the efforts of volunteer advocates leading to an unsustainable tipping point for providing recreation opportunities to the public where incentive and accountability need to be applied to those reaping rewards
    Preach

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    Quote Originally Posted by forty View Post
    the extraction of capital to the cycling industry from the efforts of volunteer advocates leading to an unsustainable tipping point for providing recreation opportunities to the public where incentive and accountability need to be applied to those reaping rewards
    Yeah, forgot about that.

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  9. #9
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    Being a beater on a bike is my biggest problem.
    "Your wife being mad is temporary, but pow turns do not get unmade" - mallwalker the wise

  10. #10
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    Drops and jumps. But mostly what Boissal said.

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  12. #12
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    Drops and not being able to stomach buying an expensive bike.

  13. #13
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    After a ride, most any problem isn't worth mentioning

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  14. #14
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    balls....

    Honestly on moderately tough to easy trails I can KOM or be top 5 on the down or up and there are ton of Pro level DH rider. On tougher stuff that is steep(over 30 degrees), has bigger than 4-6 foot drops, or tons of rocks trying to snag my pedals I just mentally can not ride it fast.

  15. #15
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    I've had a $500 deposit at my LBS since June 2019 on a new bike. Still waiting with no end in site.

  16. #16
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    Ive got 2 bikes and both are almost $7000 rigs. That's fucked (I didn't pay that much - got great deals). Hard to justify spending so much on bikes when dirt bikes are the same damn price.

  17. #17
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    Can't decide what new bike to get. Fucking brutal.

  18. #18
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    What's your biggest problem in mountain biking?

    I can afford the bike I want (see rideitís new whip) but I canít justify it.
    U.P.: up

  19. #19
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    My knee has been hurting on rides again. It blows....

  20. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powder Ho View Post
    I've had a $500 deposit at my LBS since June 2019 on a new bike. Still waiting with no end in site.
    Huh? Is an 80 year old Italian hand forging your new bike from rare earth elements using microscopic tools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Huh? Is an 80 year old Italian hand forging your new bike from rare earth elements using microscopic tools?
    And locating NOS Campy Euclid group. That takes awhile.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

  22. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Huh? Is an 80 year old Italian hand forging your new bike from rare earth elements using microscopic tools?
    It’s not the bikes, it’s the parts.
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  23. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom View Post
    Ive got 2 bikes and both are almost $7000 rigs. That's fucked (I didn't pay that much - got great deals). Hard to justify spending so much on bikes when dirt bikes are the same damn price.
    having spent a total of 15 seconds on a top end ebike, i would never consider a dirt bike.
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  24. #24
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    I bit off more than i can chew with the new knee, work, PT (fucking grueling), and this 50/50 challenge i signed up for.
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  25. #25
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    Can only fit one water bottle on the frame. Plus shit keeps breaking.

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