Is it just that your bike is the oldest?
Are you the slowest?
Nope, usually one of the quickest on all but the most extreme trails (off which there are very few in Jersey!)
I have the same frame (99 Cindercone) and I have to say that it is absolutely wonderful to ride. Mine is a rigid singlespeed build.
I love the ride and handling of my MuniMula - as I'd never really used FS before I was more curious as to whether I was missing out..
Later bikes are heavier built (CEN safety). There is a lot of cock talked (especially in the mags) about how you cannot ride anything if it isn't full sus.
Agreed - my MuniMula weighs around 23lbs at present and is by far the lightest of all - one of the guys I was out with on Weds night rides a full Suss that weights 47lbs! I love the weight of my bike and the fact that I'm quicker than guys on brand new £4k bikes..
Neil G wrote:
Try and get one as well as you hardtail then you'll have all bases covered!
If only I could!
Have you tried a modern hardtail? There's more to modern bikes than full suspension (not that some people here would believe it).
I'm still to be convinced about full suspension but I recently upgraded to a modern carbon hardtail frame and the difference was a revelation. Faster and more comfortable over all types of terrain.
Take some bikes out for a test or borrow some mates bikes.
I have thought about a Carbon HT or even a steel rather than alloy, perhaps I might explore that further..
'13 Ibis Mojo HD - Build thread coming soon...
Ex's:'12 Ibis Mojo Special Blend'09 On-One 456
- '12 On-One Carbon 456'99 Kona Muni-Mula
96 Univega Aluminum 703 Custom - 93 Marin Muirwoods