Old School Grand Master
Tootyred":1ea6d9ew said:I think people now expect to be able to do really silly stuff and get away with it! Chuck it crashing off a cliff in Utah....certainly sir, wont even know you have done it!
BITD, jumping off things with no suspension at all, no option but 26" and expecting NOT to get away with it, were all commonplace.
I never got up the courage to go much more than 10" sheer drop ( we used the local golf course who kindly provided manicured grass take off and landing pads for us) from the back of the driving platform thingies they have. (Dont understand or own a set of golf bats as you can tell).
Whilst i completly ununderstand the nice situation of having yours skills bolstered by technology............where's the fun in that.
Give me a bsa goldstar over an r1 anyday for a big smile, a feeling of being alive and having your life in YOUR hands......not the technology.
+1 and agree with Greencat’s strategy. Retro top end 26ers are still as good or better than most of the modern stuff for most purposes, unless you are riding in Rampage. Also stockpiled a lot of consumables and bling which will see me until my riding days are over. The old bling and late 80s/early 90s Shimano is built to last.