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 Post subject: Granny Rings
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:46 pm 
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Way do so many DH bikes have granny rings? Or is it just that people are lazy and not take them off. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Granny Rings
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:18 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
Way do so many DH bikes have granny rings? Or is it just that people are lazy and not take them off. :roll:


none of the DH bikes I've seen have them, the chain devices work so well the chain cant budge anyway!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:28 pm 
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am i wrong to look at all full susers as DHer's? As loads of full susers have a granny. eg - the mountain goat full in the post 'some one one likes me' by amybrooke.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:59 pm 
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I ride a hardtail XC bike (the Trek 9900) without a granny.
Why all the weight when you don't use it :)


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DH style bike with a granny ring = freeride bike, so that Goats a freerider :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:11 am 
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LTS Biker wrote:
I ride a hardtail XC bike (the Trek 9900) without a granny.
Why all the weight when you don't use it :)


My thoughts too. Never used the granny.


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I ride full sussers XC and have a granny ring, though rarely if ever use it. However I can't be bothered to take it off - must weigh, what, 40gms - let's face it, full sussers have more weight problems elsewhere!! :lol:


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Oh and yes
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am i wrong to look at all full susers as DHer's?


you are! :D

All mine are XC only :D maybe with exception of San Andreas which is All Mountain (if you want to get into modern categorisation!!).


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orange71 wrote:
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am i wrong to look at all full susers as DHer's?


you are! :D

All mine are XC only :D maybe with exception of San Andreas which is All Mountain (if you want to get into modern categorisation!!).


yup, tintin no offense but you're still living in 1990 ;) most modern 5in travel (& more!) bikes are very capable normal use mountain bikes.

downhill bikes are around 8in or longer travel. I'm splitting up an orange 223 if you're interested? ;)

I dont wanna even imagine living somewhere so flat you'd never get to use the granny ring :wink: (sunday ride offer is always open peps :D


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yup, tintin no offense but you're still living in 1990 ;) [/quote]

Non taken young 'scant' Yep that's me still living in the 90's :D


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