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  1. #1
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    Jan 2013

    Launch Bike Park on HT

    Wondering if Launch bike park (Launch Bike Park) is rideable with a hardtail? The website says full is recommended, and best is at least 6". I'm currently riding a specialized p.street 2 that I use for the trails near me and some dj.


  2. #2
    trail addict
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    Aug 2004
    Rideable? Yes.

    It will be rough, though. And you will probably have a hard time keeping up your speed/momentum. Even on the beginner trails there are some chunky spots. and the grade is generally flat enough that once you slow down, it takes a little work to get back up to speed. Personally, I don't think it would be enjoyable on a ht, but to each his own.

    But if you've never been there it can't hurt to check it out.
    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

  3. #3
    No Gansta Lean here.
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Def. go. Take your HT. A friend of mine used to rock Launch on nothing up a slack HT. He's a good rider. Could school me even though I was trying to keep with him on my Can-Diggle...... You may fatigue faster but that's better than not going at all, right?
    Microbeer's Better!

  4. #4
    mtbr member
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    May 2007
    Take the HT, but don't count out renting a bike.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

  5. #5
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    I've been there with a couple of buddies on their 29er full rigid SS HTs. DEFINITELY not my cup of tea, but to each there own.
    One of them was catching air off the hip jump into the lot...I was waiting for his frame to explode, but it didn't happen. He has skills and balls I lack.
    I contemplated taking my slacked out SC Chameleon just for a run or two, but stuck with the squish.

  6. #6
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    Feb 2004
    I rode my TransAM up there and it wasn't too bad, although it had a 36 on it at the time. There are a number of trails that are really no problem for a hardtail, but a few you might want to skip.

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