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    Vid of the Day

    Between wheel size, seat height, pedal choice, dogs on the trail, and general awesomeness, I think we can get at least 3 pages out of this. Enjoy!

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    Some of those descents are going to suck climbing back up to return the dog to its owner.

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    I'll bite.

    Despite their general awesomeness, 29ers still look awkward coming off jumps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Some of those descents are going to suck climbing back up to return the dog to its owner.
    And it will take longer on foot, since they used the bike as firewood!

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    That dog looks un-naturally fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    That dog looks un-naturally fast.
    One thing we know for sure, that's not swabag's dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    That dog looks un-naturally fast.
    Actually it's undeniable proof that 29'ers suck. It was downhill all the way and they couldn't go fast enough to drop a dog.

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    Smallblock 8's for the win...

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    Severe lycra deficiency.

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    aerius: It was downhill all the way and they couldn't go fast enough to drop a dog.

    But that is no ordinary dog. He would drop most of us in about 2 seconds.
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    was that dog running clips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    was that dog running clips?
    No, geeeeeeeze don't you pay attention? He needs the clips to go up those hill.

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    Love this song. It was driving me nuts not knowing who it was but thinking MJ might have been in there. Maybe nobody else cares but it is actually Junior Senior-Move Your Feet. They're a Danish band that released it back in 2002. Great track.
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    lol platforms and a dropped seatpost... did look awkward in the air and by the head snaps the landings where sketch. skilled rider though. i'm actually considering that bike Transition Bikes as my forray into 29er land.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    lol platforms and a dropped seatpost... did look awkward in the air and by the head snaps the landings where sketch. skilled rider though. i'm actually considering that bike Transition Bikes as my forray into 29er land.
    This is something I was actually thinking about when I posted the vid, but didn't want to dig in until it was (sort of) alluded to; the bike is not at all being used for its intended purpose in this vid! Even Transition stongly implies this with the "he couldn't break it" at the end. It is a 5.5lbs (claimed) frame. It has 5" travel. This makes it LIGHTER significantly than my 2005 SC Blur which had 26" wheels and they sure as heck weren't marketing it as a big hit type bike. Or about the same weight as my 2009 Fisher Hifi 29 that I would never have considered for a moment putting up to that kind of abuse. Are Transition's engineers really that much better than Trek's? Same thing goes for the Tallboy and Seb Kemp Whistler media coverage....while it is undoubtedly possible to ride these bikes to their absolute limit, should the average paying customer be given the impression through a few viral vids that the bikes are built to take this abuse when they really are not?

    PS Singlesprocket have you considered the Alum. Tallboy or are you over your SC kick? Yeti SB-95 should be dropping soon, too. No (edit: practical) bottle cage mount though so will not do for XC weenies like myself.

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    im pretty sure the dog belongs to the biker guys....lol

    sick vid and sick dog
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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth View Post
    Same thing goes for the Tallboy and Seb Kemp Whistler media coverage....while it is undoubtedly possible to ride these bikes to their absolute limit, should the average paying customer be given the impression through a few viral vids that the bikes are built to take this abuse when they really are not?
    IIRC, I think Ibis did the same thing with Brian Lopes before they had a "big hit" version of the Mojo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth View Post
    They sure as heck weren't marketing it as a big hit type bike.
    Yes, for the riding depicted in the video, I think a bike with 3" smaller wheels and 3" more suspension travel would be better suited.

    IMHO, the video does not really "prove" much. We all know that a skilled rider can ride a less than ideally suited bike over advanced terrain. We also know that under built bikes can typically take a beating - for a short while - without failing. Riding outside the intended usage will just lead a shorter lifespan. For example, the test bike might last for 3 months, but 2 years would seem unlikely.

    None the less, it's always at least a little cool to see some skilled riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    We all know that a skilled rider can ride a less than ideally suited bike over advanced terrain. We also know that under built bikes can typically take a beating - for a short while - without failing. Riding outside the intended usage will just lead a shorter lifespan. For example, the test bike might last for 3 months, but 2 years would seem unlikely.
    Just look at all the stuff BIKE magazine did with the sh*tbike. They had Cam McCaul backflip the freakin' thing!
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    Needs more skidding and mooar roost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth View Post
    ...while it is undoubtedly possible to ride these bikes to their absolute limit, should the average paying customer be given the impression through a few viral vids that the bikes are built to take this abuse when they really are not?
    The average paying consumer will never ride his bike like that anyway so I don't think it's much of a concern. Think of it this way, we have car commercials for crapbox cars where they slide the cars around and do all kinds of high-performance driving with them which would kill them in short order, yet no one complains about those commercials and it's understood that driving like that will likely kill your car in short order.

    Just cause some person saw something on Youtube doesn't mean that he should go do it. Do people watch Danny Macaskill vids and rush out to buy an Inspired bike thinking they'll be able to replicate his riding? Probably not, though I can't rule it out completely since some people are that dumb. And the same thing applies here, just cause we saw someone on a 29'er do it by no means implies that one of us can do it or that the bike can stand up to it. All you can take away from the vids is that someone did it, and the bike held together for that run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Do people watch Danny Macaskill vids and rush out to buy an Inspired bike thinking they'll be able to replicate his riding? Probably not, though I can't rule it out completely since some people are that dumb.
    /crosses Inspired bike off wish-list...
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    i love seeing 29ers catching any amount of air. awesome. looked like you guys were having fun

    thanks for sharing!
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    sc is ok, transition bikes just seem to fit me better. i also feel that the bandit 29 will have more clearence for studded tires. i've also never been a huge fan of the bottom linkage that sc has. even with the grease fitting i've gone through several sets. i would never use this bike for any downhill (the m9 is for that). though as a second bike for more enduro type rides it will work well. i think it would handle doing small drops/gaps no problem as well as being a good winter bike. i'm very interested to see what trail features will work with the bike. if changing the jump will improve it's flight capabilities. after all we learned from the bmxer's, then the dirt jumpers, and so on...

    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth View Post
    This is something I was actually thinking about when I posted the vid, but didn't want to dig in until it was (sort of) alluded to; the bike is not at all being used for its intended purpose in this vid! Even Transition stongly implies this with the "he couldn't break it" at the end. It is a 5.5lbs (claimed) frame. It has 5" travel. This makes it LIGHTER significantly than my 2005 SC Blur which had 26" wheels and they sure as heck weren't marketing it as a big hit type bike. Or about the same weight as my 2009 Fisher Hifi 29 that I would never have considered for a moment putting up to that kind of abuse. Are Transition's engineers really that much better than Trek's? Same thing goes for the Tallboy and Seb Kemp Whistler media coverage....while it is undoubtedly possible to ride these bikes to their absolute limit, should the averthing downhill age paying customer be given the impression through a few viral vids that the bikes are built to take this abuse when they really are not?

    PS Singlesprocket have you considered the Alum. Tallboy or are you over your SC kick? Yeti SB-95 should be dropping soon, too. No (edit: practical) bottle cage mount though so will not do for XC weenies like myself.
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