Old 10-06-20, 08:54 AM
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yeah, I've done the rigid, 26", rim brake thing. I evolved into a more modern bike over the years. I only own one mountain bike *gasp!* so I need it to be capable for most of the terrain I ride. I know some people in my area who ride "less bike" and I am proud for them, but for many of them, it's one of several bikes they own and they only ride it on the easier trails. they seem to do it for the novelty of underbiking, whereas there's no under/over biking for me. the suspension fork and dropper post mean the only disadvantage I have (if you choose to think of it that way) is the lack of gears and rear suspension. a lot of people around here think of a FS bike with a massive gear range as mandatory, but I can prove that it's not. it's all a matter of what makes riding fun for you, and a super-squishy bike with a 500% gear range would remove too much of the challenge for me to be subjectively fun anymore.
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