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    Why have a seat?

    Why do professional DH have seats? It's such a short run and the courses are really sketchy. It would seem the seat would be a waste of space.

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    What hurts more? Seat or top tube?

    I'm sure there's also a little bit of "feel" you get with the seat between your legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgia_Rider View Post
    Why do professional DH have seats? It's such a short run and the courses are really sketchy. It would seem the seat would be a waste of space.

    Castration by blunt trauma is a less than pleasant alternative.


    Big enough hits often do have you coming down hard on the saddle.

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    Ok seems legit to me

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    You need the seat to keep the seatpost from going missing

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    for control. this is dumb.

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    besides Gwin, why do DH's need brakes?(or a chain)


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    have you ever ridden a bike?

    totally serious, a question like that makes it sound like you have not.

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    For a 3rd point of contact. Should always have at least 3 points of contact if you are to control the bike. Ask which you'd rather do, roll out of a situation or bail? Remember, these things are designed to go 15x faster than an observed trials bike.
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    Trials bike- ok, seat optional. DH bike- there is one oriface downstairs that is designed to take the trash out, not to get poled by Mr. Thomson, etc.

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    As others have said, it's mainly for control of the bike. If you don't use your seat for balance while in a standing position.... you're doing it wrong!

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