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    How to roost?

    Im curious how people roost on a mountain bike. Even if i knew how i would rarely do it since its not good for the trails

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    Are you talking about when people lock up rear brakes to slide the tire in a turn throwing dirt up? if so, that's your answer, lean bike -lock brake. Sometimes, some riders have true loamy dirt and they don't have to do that as the dirt is loose and just breaks out.

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    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bank5 View Post
    Im curious how people roost on a mountain bike. Even if i knew how i would rarely do it since its not good for the trails

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    And sure, it is ok to intentionally tear up the trails but only if you "rarely do it".
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Real roosts don't involve locking up the brakes - that would be a skid, or "powerslide" as we used to call 'em when we were kids. You need to learn to turn fast and hard enough to break the wheel(s) loose. A quick counter-steer going into your turn helps. Get ready to high-side it a ton of times trying to learn; pretty tricky move.

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    I thought roost was an offroad term. Your riding your kids PW-50 to sign up, your buddy can't help himself, on his KX-500 with an IRC-M5B-140-80-18 tire (fresh mount) he slices under you grabs clutch and 2nd gear and roosts you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbowho View Post
    I thought roost was an offroad term. Your riding your kids PW-50 to sign up, your buddy can't help himself, on his KX-500 with an IRC-M5B-140-80-18 tire (fresh mount) he slices under you grabs clutch and 2nd gear and roosts you.
    Basically, the 'roost' is the dirt thrown by a spinning tire (ie - moto chest protectors are know as "roost protectors", as they keep a lot of racks and crap from peppering your sternuem). Since it's not likely there are a lot of mtbers that can put enough power to the pedal while moving in straight line to throw a roost, you have to take it to the turns. I'll see if I can find a good slo-mo vid of somebody pulling it off - I know I've seen them. Key factor though, is the wheel's gotta be spinning while throwing dirt. Skidding doesn't count.

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