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 Post subject: 1996 Mantis Pro Floater
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:01 pm 
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Article about Richard Cunningham's 1996 Mantis Pro-Floater:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:51 pm 
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Nice, thanks for posting. Interesting how many comment on the crappiness of rim brakes. Either they were constantly biking in the wet or just could not set them up correctly? In the dry my forearms are burning just as much with discs after a downhill. But I agree on the seating position. How stupid was I to run 150mm stems :roll: .

"When I switch back to a contemporary bike, like a 150-millimeter 29er, I can daydream at the same pace, on the same trails. " That´s why I still enjoy a fully rigid bike. Friends ask me why I would ride my old bikes, they don´t get that for me it´s as much fun picking my lines downhill, whereas they are burning off their hard gained altitude in just a few moments.

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