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    I think I need a break from MTBR...

    ...some guy in the 29er subforum just called 29ers a fad, another guy wants to buy a new frame so he can transfer all of his parts over from an entry level 2001Hard Rock. If I don't stay away I'm just going to be tempted to make snarky remarks and look like an ass. Do you have days here in which every tread you open seems totally ridiculous?

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    No, you just need to hang in the OC where snarky remarks, and assholishness is both expected, and encouraged.
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    No, you just need to hang in the OC where snarky remarks, and assholishness is both expected, and encouraged.
    ^^^ This and that's why 99.9% of us hang out in the OC. Out there things can get rather dicey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    ...some guy in the 29er subforum just called 29ers a fad, another guy wants to buy a new frame so he can transfer all of his parts over from an entry level 2001Hard Rock. If I don't stay away I'm just going to be tempted to make snarky remarks and look like an ass. Do you have days here in which every tread you open seems totally ridiculous?
    try this.... HTFU.
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    With the amount of 29 ers we sell at the shop to out of shape rich guys who are just getting into bikes, I'd say they very well could be a fad to some. They want them to ride on the paved bike trails.. I nicely try to show them a hybrid that would suit their needs better, but they want that 29er they have been hearing about! lol...

    Edit.... forgot to add for sarcasm...
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    Oh boy, I hear Grumpy Old Man taking you over big time.
    Round and round we go

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    I thought you were going to say you needed a break because your wife was going to leave you if she caught you on MTBR again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    I thought you were going to say you needed a break because your wife was going to leave you if she caught you on MTBR again.
    For some of us MTBR is like porn.
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    Maybe this will incite you to stick around.

    I think I need a break from MTBR...-summergirls6.jpg
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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    or get your keyboard all sticky..


    29er is a fad.. I should know.. I'm a part of it.

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    The 29er forum is a cesspool, stay in the OC where you know to expect disobedience and unrest. And its 650b that is the fad.

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    Sounds like another usual day on mtbr: 50% good info, 50% good photos, 50% whine, 50% crap. All that adds up to 200%, what else would you want?

    Disclaimer: my sig and OP's username are a mere coincidence.

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    Mtbr forums quality has been on the wane for at least 1.5 years. Maybe due to the excitement of the new wheel sizes wearing off. The fact that fewer younger folks, really all folks, using forums as a main source of online interaction. And that forums themselves are going the way of the dino, so fewer folks are paying attention. When I first started on here, the 29er forum was pretty cool. New tech happening almost daily. Lots of bike builders and DIY folks. Now that 29ers are everywhere, there's not much left. But l've noticed a lot of the mtbr old-timers have quit posting in most all the forums. There's still some good advice for noobs floating about. I wouldn't exactly call mtbr a community of bikers anymore. Just hit-n-run information seekers. A place to move product that is increasingly being moved by other means anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    Sounds like another usual day on mtbr: 50% good info, 50% good photos, 50% whine, 50% crap. All that adds up to 200%, what else would you want?
    =)

    MTBR=some good information, a lot of good-natured smartasses, and a handful of people that would do well to ride more and mouth off less.
    Bring it.

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    and oh btw, it's an even weirder experience on here when you're a chick.
    Bring it.

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    Huh?
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    Re: I think I need a break from MTBR...

    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Mtbr forums quality has been on the wane for at least 1.5 years. Maybe due to the excitement of the new wheel sizes wearing off. The fact that fewer younger folks, really all folks, using forums as a main source of online interaction. And that forums themselves are going the way of the dino, so fewer folks are paying attention. When I first started on here, the 29er forum was pretty cool. New tech happening almost daily. Lots of bike builders and DIY folks. Now that 29ers are everywhere, there's not much left. But l've noticed a lot of the mtbr old-timers have quit posting in most all the forums. There's still some good advice for noobs floating about. I wouldn't exactly call mtbr a community of bikers anymore. Just hit-n-run information seekers. A place to move product that is increasingly being moved by other means anyways.
    This is all true but Mtbr is still light years beyond pinkbike. When it gets that bad then we need to worry.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkat273 View Post
    This is all true but Mtbr is still light years beyond pinkbike. When it gets that bad then we need to worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    The 29er forum is a cesspool, stay in the OC where you know to expect disobedience and unrest. And its 650b that is the fad.
    I thought mountain biking was the fade.
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    I don't know if 29'ers are a fad, all I know is how deceiving thing's can look from way up there. More info. on this in my siginature, look down there.
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    Missing out on another fad. By the time I get set up, it will be over.
    Someday I will get into a fad early while it is still popular and be one of the cool kids.

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    I think I need a break from MTBR...

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    I think I need a break from MTBR...-imageuploadedbytapatalk1370310277.442742.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    But l've noticed a lot of the mtbr old-timers have quit posting in most all the forums.
    I have posted very little over the last several months. I used to be on here constantly. I just got bored, and needed a break. These days, I don't really care much at all about the latest tech, and I have been (mostly) on a hiatus from racing. It looks like everybody around here has gotten by just fine without my opinion on what the best ______ is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    I thought mountain biking was the fade.
    No, living is a fad. Eventually we all tire of it...
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    I have those days! Im still a new guy and yet new guys bug the cr@p outta me. I guess there's a difference between a new guy with common sense and one without.

    As for fad's, everywhere I turn I see one of those "tall bikes". Shouldnt be long before they hit the trail.
    Just some yahoo on a Wahoo

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