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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:12 pm 
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i seem to have gone full circle from ridged to hardtail then short travel full susser to long travel now im back to the beginning this time last year i had a gary fisher cake dlx and a blur xc and now a saracen fast trax and a gt avalanche le to build. you know what i dont miss the sussers at all any one else done the same.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:52 am 
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I have done exactly the same. I'm sure I'll end up with a full susser again at some point as the circle goes around again... :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:45 pm 
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Not actually completed the circle really, My first front sus bike came in 2003, and I have a used FS frame i got off a mate, I've still not built up yet, but most recent riding has been on rigids!

TBH I've been putting off FS and prob 7" travel available on this will be too much, or maybe I'll turn into a huck master overnight! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:54 pm 
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i'm generally a front suss person but i got the st4 for wales and the occasional trip to the alps etc but i found myself using it alot last summer generally, but since then i finshed the clockwork, then got the kona back then finished the ali O so i have found myself riding rigid again, haven't used the st4 that much recently.

i do consider myself very lucky that any of those bikes are there in the garage for when i decide thats the right bike for todays ride etc.

i do think rigid is the way forward offroad for the winter though.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:16 pm 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:

i do think rigid is the way forward offroad for the winter though.

:D


True. Their will always be a place for rigid.
Cycling across Asia for example. A suser springing a leak would bring a ride to holt unless a local is a rockshok dealer. A good steel fork can be repaired with no problem in any small town of village.


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