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    New question here. The END of all mountain?

    Recently my bike went through some changes.

    It is no longer a free ride bike and now must be counted as an "all mountain" bike.

    I like to ride hard but don't want to push my bike too far.

    So my question is where does all mountain end and free ride begin?? If there is a grey area i want to be out of it and play it safe. My bike can now only handle all mountain riding, and I don't want to hurt hurt my self doing more then it can take.

    More specifically is this drop OK for an all mountain bike? Its about 8 feet up and 9 feet to the landing which is mostly flat.

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    so is this the END of all mountain??
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    Uhmmm... yes, the END. Definitely.
    The older I get the better I was...

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    I was checkin your profile. im thinkin you could hit that on your next with grip shifters and coil shock all day long. the gusset welds and coils on nexts are hi tech.

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    You're not exactly giving us all the info here are you?
    I reckon you're just going to have to huck that drop and find out.

    I wonder how fast this thread is going to escalate...

    Hang on, wait a mo. This looks like South Foothills, no? Aren't they closed right now? Since you've got some time, my suggestion is to scrape all that stuff off your stay and then bind the pieces of metal as tightly as possible with some carbon fibre cord and epoxy. It should be quite cheap to do and it might actually then be strong enough to handle what you want to do and get you through the rest of the summer and fall riding season.
    Posting on the basis that ignorance shared is ignorance doubled.

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    I have a Next bike and I personally wood not go of that even if I was 18 again God forbid but just my old a-- opinion LOL No really don't think your Next would last long if that is what you are using.

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    I would bust that out on my XC bike.


    Its a bicycle, ride it until it fails, fix, rinse, repeat.

    All this specific bike for specific terrain crap is rediculous.

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    This is kinda true. However, ask yourself, If you have can of pepsi, Aluminum, and a can of 7up(?), steel, which would you stand on? Some things are built to handle conditions better. I mean your going to "possibly", at worst, break your frame, as long as you can live with that, ride the damn thing of that RED BULL CLIFF. I cant afford 3 or 4 bikes for people to say DH,AM,XC, defg.... Ride your bike, and I wish I could have guts to take the jump.


    Quote Originally Posted by Grip View Post
    I would bust that out on my XC bike.


    Its a bicycle, ride it until it fails, fix, rinse, repeat.

    All this specific bike for specific terrain crap is rediculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    You're not exactly giving us all the info here are you?
    I reckon you're just going to have to huck that drop and find out.

    I wonder how fast this thread is going to escalate...

    Hang on, wait a mo. This looks like South Foothills, no? Aren't they closed right now? Since you've got some time, my suggestion is to scrape all that stuff off your stay and then bind the pieces of metal as tightly as possible with some carbon fibre cord and epoxy. It should be quite cheap to do and it might actually then be strong enough to handle what you want to do and get you through the rest of the summer and fall riding season.
    The SFH are partially closed. No riding on unoffical traials.

    but that drop is in one of my play grounds near las lomas de le bolsa on the way to santa fe

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    Fuglio I think if your hitting that, maybe you should be hangin out in the dh freeride forum. Not with us wannabee dh freeriders.

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    I was thinking its on the cusp..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grip View Post
    I would bust that out on my XC bike.


    Its a bicycle, ride it until it fails, fix, rinse, repeat.

    All this specific bike for specific terrain crap is rediculous.

    I like your additude soon it will be a hardtail drop

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    Re: The END of all mountain?

    I have seen the end of all mountain.

    To find it, one must journey seven days through the shroud of darkness, to the enchanted forest, just beyond the gnar strewn abyss. Here, beneath a purple haze, in a mystical green pool of elixir, lives the naked mermaid twin of Megan Fox. She is the guardian of the gate to the impenetrable fortress that holds the end of all mountain.

    If you are not standing in a purple haze, waist deep in green elixir, with a naked mer-twin, then you have not found the end of all mountain.

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    Who names a bike?

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    Fuglio at least in the pic the landing does not look flat! I say thats AM for sure! Remember to get good footage from all angles!

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justamember View Post
    Did you name your bike All Mountain?
    All my bikes have girls names...... the big bike is Bertha. And the hard tail is squirter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liternit View Post
    Fuglio at least in the pic the landing does not look flat! I say thats AM for sure! Remember to get good footage from all angles!

    Good luck!
    Sweet im feeling better allready. Naked mermaid status!!!

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    what frame shock and fork fuglio?. If those are up to the task, what wheelset? And that slanding look like it has significant bank. But I think I get what your saying. Its definatley a drop off that has to take a lot of brunt force. Camera angles and such can be decieving. Are you prospecting this hit or have you done it wit a bigger bike. Just cuious. I personally am not hucker like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akiracornell View Post
    what frame shock and fork fuglio?. If those are up to the task, what wheelset? And that slanding look like it has significant bank. But I think I get what your saying. Its definatley a drop off that has to take a lot of brunt force. Camera angles and such can be decieving. Are you prospecting this hit or have you done it wit a bigger bike. Just cuious. I personally am not hucker like that.
    Glad you asked!

    The frame ahas a crack that i repaired. Thats what took it from freeride to all mountain












    The front wheel is a spank stiffy 40mm the back is a sun ringle rinolite with a 1.9 panracer tire

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    Re: The END of all mountain?

    Hit it, get video and if you can take the gopro with you if you get airlifted out....your not riding hard enough if your not breaking something everytime out.

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    Re: The END of all mountain?

    Quote Originally Posted by AllMountin' View Post
    I have seen the end of all mountain.

    To find it, one must journey seven days through the shroud of darkness, to the enchanted forest, just beyond the gnar strewn abyss. Here, beneath a purple haze, in a mystical green pool of elixir, lives the naked mermaid twin of Megan Fox. She is the guardian of the gate to the impenetrable fortress that holds the end of all mountain.

    If you are not standing in a purple haze, waist deep in green elixir, with a naked mer-twin, then you have not found the end of all mountain.
    This should go in a 'Best Of 2013' thread.

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    Jb weld, hose clamps, and is that a piece of pipe cut in half for support?

    Hit that drop and put a go pro on the bike pointed at that fix

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    well when that breaks all the way... the welder you bring it to is going to charge you 3 times as much to undo your bootie fab...

    seriously had you just brought it to a welder they might have charged you a half hour of labor

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    Just hit it, don't worry about everyone's opinion. You know what everyone thinks from the other thread you started.

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    Just grip it and rip it
    JUST DO IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan1113 View Post
    Just grip it and rip it
    Let the big dog eat!
    The cake is a lie.

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