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    Rutty hardtail

    I'm not really a beginner (nor an expert) but I ride am and there is one section that has a ton of ruts. A the few times I have gone over it the end of my bike likes to buck.

    Any suggestions one how to prevent this?

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    is it a hard tail?

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    Yoda says be one with the bike.It's all about picking lines, seeing the lines.Look as far forward as you can.

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    Re: Rutty hardtail

    Quote Originally Posted by joel787 View Post
    is it a hard tail?

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    Yep

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    Soft knees, soft hands, and just ride it out. Hardtails are going to jump around when the going gets rough, that's just what they do. You can also examine your tire pressure, make sure it's not too firm and you'll gain a little squish there too.
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    Re: Rutty hardtail

    Get your butt off the saddle an inch or two and slightly shift your weight back. Loose elbows forearms and knees.

    The bike has no rear suspension to take the edge off so you need to become the suspension. Removing your butt from the saddle removes the bashing from your back and shoulders. Try to "float*

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