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Old 01-24-21, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
It may be fine to ride on real trails. The question then becomes is it enjoyable when compared to what's available on the market right now? Obviously something is amiss about this bike the way it is because the OP is asking about upgrades to make the riding experience more enjoyable. I guess if a person has never been on a newer bike for comparison purposes then "you don't know what you don't know."

If he has a bad back as claimed...the best thing he could do is get something with a little more squish that is easier on the body.
I have ridden new machinery. Which is why I'm looking at a fat bike. Nice and squishy, and easier on my back. The dropper post question was indeed, a simple question. And may be on my short list to purchase soon.

I'll guess you missed the post including an xray showing my 2 rods and 10 screws in my back. Burst fracture of my T9 vertebra, damaged 7, 8 and 10. Screws are from T7 to 12. But none in 9, as it was pretty much destroyed. So, no claim. Fact.

Not all of us can afford to throw lots of money at problems that only require small adjustmens. That's like buying a new car, because you got a flat tire on your old car. In my case, I just put a rebuilt engine in my 19 year old truck... Nothing wrong with the truck now...
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