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    Shreddin' in the 90's

    I love this. The hit everything from street, trials, jumps and trail.


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    Hard to believe they were able to pull those tricks off without faggy suspension or baggy shorts!!! Wow! Fannypacks for teh win!!!

    So who were those guys (obviously Spaniards), and where are they today?
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    The super long manuals are impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Hard to believe they were able to pull those tricks off without faggy suspension or baggy shorts!!! Wow! Fannypacks for teh win!!!

    So who were those guys (obviously Spaniards), and where are they today?

    ...and can you believe they made that without a GoPro? This must be fakery!

    Best vid in a while. So fresh and so dated at the same time.

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    This is awesome for so many reasons! Obviously the skills, but also the white cotton t-shirts with spandex shorts, the fanny pack, toe clips, etc. awesome!

    I think what amazed me about this video is that the guys climb a mountain and we don't even see them ripping down. The movie just ends showing how great of a climb that was!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Love how they rode seemingly 100km and pinned it the entire way

    Great vid dion, that ruled on multiple levels
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    So many stony-faced people. Seeing that riding makes me smile.

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    Awesome!

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    yeah Pat Benatar

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    cool post, Dion. almost makes me miss my '92 db apex!
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    Great vid!!!
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    top video!

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    I wanted to post this because it seems everybody gets caught up in upgrading, wheel size, head angles, dropper posts, weight, etc. And then you watch something like this and realize that is IS possible you don't "need' all those crutches.

    I am equally as guilty of that, but I do ride my 1986 Rockhopper 90% of the time.

    The true point is to stop over analyzing your set-up and go out and shred. I have friends that spend more time nitpicking details of geometry angles and +/- millimeter differences in bar width - than just flowing.

    I think this video shows what MTB'ing can be when we don't limit ourselves to fit within riding categories i.e., "I'm a downhiller" or "I'm a XC rider". MTB'ing can be all in one, limited by only your creativity.


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    Orange frames. Have they always been popular?
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    ...and can you believe they made that without a GoPro? This must be fakery!

    Best vid in a while. So fresh and so dated at the same time.
    Yeah I know I was like dang I cant imagine filming this back then Seriously awesome though. I don't miss my first HT though.

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    Nice!

    You should post that in the VRC, great stuff! Imagine, doing all that on a rigid 21 speed steel framed TREK with 2.0 tires no less!

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    Canti-lever brakes, a booster, and two-finger braking. Good 'ol days...

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    Two fawking OG's right there. That was an awesome video

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    Full video

    I found the original video in spanish, full length including the descent...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Hard to believe they were able to pull those tricks off without faggy suspension or baggy shorts!!! Wow! Fannypacks for teh win!!!

    So who were those guys (obviously Spaniards), and where are they today?
    They probably flew off a big cliff and died in the making of part 2.


    I have really been wanting to improve my technical riding skills I am thinking I need to pull out the old rockhopper and put it back into action. Any better Ideas? Think this is a good idea? I'll be wearing the fanny and cotton tee of course when I do.

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    How could they possibly ride like that without tapered headtubes, 2x10 drivetrains, and narrower than 2.4" tires?!? Video must be fake.

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    Enjoyed that vid immensely. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossluzz View Post
    How could they possibly ride like that without tapered headtubes, 2x10 drivetrains, and narrower than 2.4" tires?!? Video must be fake.
    It is fake. You really need all that stuff to shred. Don't forget 1.5 clamp X 31" handlebars and through axles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I am equally as guilty of that, but I do ride my 1986 Rockhopper 90% of the time.

    The true point is to stop over analyzing your set-up and go out and shred. I have friends that spend more time nitpicking details of geometry angles and +/- millimeter differences in bar width - than just flowing.

    I think this video shows what MTB'ing can be when we don't limit ourselves to fit within riding categories i.e., "I'm a downhiller" or "I'm a XC rider". MTB'ing can be all in one, limited by only your creativity.
    The average mountain biker was more skillful back then. Suspension/technology has really allowed people to get away with things you never could with a vintage ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog View Post
    You should post that in the VRC, great stuff! Imagine, doing all that on a rigid 21 speed steel framed TREK with 2.0 tires no less!
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    Dion, watched that yesterday, and have to say that was awesome. Sure makes some B.S. out of all the crap people insist is necessary these days. The only thing those guys weren't hitting was huge drops, go figure! Thank you for digging it up!
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