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    full rigid SS bikes= awesome

    I saw this vid recently on the beginner forum. Gave me an all-new respect for SS rigid bikes

    http://tv.mpora.com/player.swf?type=...ive&internal=1

    Kinda makes my head spin a bit. I wish I could ride like that. Anyone got any pics of you doing something similar?

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    Pretty impressive.

    Kind of like a mash-up of trials and AM riding.

    Anyone notice these guys aren't using brakes....?
    Just keep pedaling...

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    wow he even went brakeless
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    Holy crap...

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    Wow, looks like they're riding freewheels too! Wow.

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    Chris Akrigg is a very impressive rider and it is amazing to pull that stuff of brake less!

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    that was just crazy...and awesome...it was crazyawesome

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    wow...that is frickin' amazing....

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    I'm glad my penis is 33" long, otherwise I would have felt inadequate after viewing that............................

    amazing really, the ability to shift his momentum the opposite direction and have the amplitude that he does is seriously impressive.

    I also appreciated all the gravity checks at the beginning of the video; kind of puts perspective on the 'learning curve'

    also like the fact that he can do what he does, and does not feel the need to go 'full armor' (seldom even wearing a helmet) like many doing substantially less on the trails.

    the things people do on bikes is getting more incredible every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyb
    Wow, looks like they're riding freewheels too! Wow.
    Aren't freewheels requisite for trials riding?
    So are brakes, but this guy doesn't have any!
    Amazing control of his weight shifts!
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    I've seen quite a few folks on brakeless fixies for trials, but brakeless freewheeler... WOW!

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    That was some good stuff - especialy on a Friday Morning here in the office.

    Wow!

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    Yeah, trials riding is decidedly bada$$. Impressive stuff.
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    Man, that vid made me feel really...old. I have no clue how anyone can just decide to jump a bike up a stone face like that, ride along a 1" ledge, then ride back down. Seems to me you'd have to have the core strength of like a spider, or a soldier ant....I mean seriously. How do you get a bike to jump 8 ft in the air like that, while you're pedaling? I am seriously in awe.

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    That was unbelievably skilled. I especially liked what he said in the end "Who took the brakes off, it's freakin dangerous!" ha

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    Most trials riding that I have seen is really boring to look at, however impressive: bouncing on the rear wheel to set up for jumping up or down something.

    When this guy gets it right ( ) he is just flowing over the rocks.

    I'll never ride like that, but there are spots where I can make believe that this video is an inspiration.

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    Chris Akrigg is great.

    He has other brakeless vids on the webs, and he was featured on the cover of Dirt magazine's first photo special. If you know Dirt you know the quality of photos they work with, so to get the cover of the photo special...

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    He's just doing what bmx street/ramp riders have been doing for the last ten years. about half of all bmx riders these days are brakeless. he has some trials flavor in his riding that might be pretty difficult on a bmx bike. look up newer video of Chase Hawk, Corey Martinez, and Bruce Crisman. that's wild though, he's got sooooo much pop!

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    My favorite was the nosepick he does (brakeless) on top of a rock in order to turn his rig around before hopping to another rock. That was an amazing video.
    Responds to gravity

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    "Maybe you should stop that now"

    He's good. He's not as good as Hans Rey, but he's good.
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    OK, Hans Rey is god... I tried to find some Hans Rey video but the best I could find was some rear wheel hopping, and pub crawling with Steve Peat. There must be something better out there.

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    i ride a brakeless freewheel BMX and once you get your skidding down by turniing your good
    but that riding is still vey impresive
    since i can only bunnyhop a foot an a half

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    Sorry to pipe in so late but finally watched this video which was:

    a) amazing to say the least...
    b) very inspiring

    Then went and tried to climb some rocks I have never tackled before at the MTB park which was:

    a) great that I was stretching my self
    b) painful when I was very unsuccessful

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