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  1. #1
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    New question here. Building a Rigid

    So i am rather new to mountain biking. I have just been going at it for 2 years or so and i have finally got around to building a bike. Now
    the thing is i am building a full rigid bike and i have only ridden full suspension bikes, which worries me a little. I mean i dont want to plant my head into a tree on my first ride because of my sloppiness given to me by riding full suspension. So any tips?
    And also what is riding a rigid like? Ive been told by a rigid rider on youtube that it is a blast. Anyone disagree with the youtube guy?

    Oh also thought id just post a picture of the bike in its current state.
    And yes it doesnt have the following parts on it yet.
    Pedals, rear derailer, front drerailer, shifters, brakes, and chain.
    Building a Rigid-img_20130326_165142.jpg

  2. #2
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    out of 90 views no rigid riders?

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    Rigid riding is different in that it forces you not to be 'bump lazy'...You have to use your arms and legs to absorb impacts and pick lines more carefully, that could be viewed as a positive or a negative. I think the biggest things you'll notice are how well it climbs, how hassle free it is and that the front end doesn't dive under braking.

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