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    Finally dropped some $ on a new bike!!!

    Here it is, should arrive tomorrow or saturday:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW


    Already bought some platforms for it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Drop Off
    Here it is, should arrive tomorrow or saturday:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW


    Already bought some platforms for it....
    Nice ride, I am sure you will have fun on it. I personally would at least try the SPD pedals....

    TJ

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    Sweet Ride Bro'

    Nice stuff man, enjoy it. Few friends have them and love 'em, hope you have fun!

    Happy Biking (on your new Enduro )!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Nice ride, I am sure you will have fun on it. I personally would at least try the SPD pedals....

    TJ

    I don't own any shoes for them, and I like to ride fairly technical stuff where you have to bail somewhat often. I've never tried clipless, but I'm definitely going to keep the spd's on hand and get some shoes for next summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Drop Off
    I don't own any shoes for them, and I like to ride fairly technical stuff where you have to bail somewhat often. I've never tried clipless, but I'm definitely going to keep the spd's on hand and get some shoes for next summer.
    Yeah it's a good idea to ride with platforms first, until you can balance yourself pretty much indefinitely. After you learn how to track stand, riding with clipless feels a lot more secure, and even safer, after you are good at clippinig out. I had clips before, but never really liked them until i practiced on platforms first.

    First i learned how to do bring my front wheel up to a wheelie, then from that pivot on my rear wheel, i also learned how to do a nose pick, and pivot on my rear wheel, then i learned how to bunny hop, all within a month. It all seems rather frivilous, but let me tell you, my balance went from nothing, to a pretty decent track stand. From trying to do all balance just kinda comes to you, and makes trackstanding much easier. Then last week i put on my clipless pedals again, and it's been great. Not only am i going faster, I feel more secure.

    I even tried nosepicking and wheeling, and easily bailed out everytime i lost my balance.
    I think it's better if you use clipless pedals that are with little float, i tried my friends egg beaters, and it's a little harder to get a feel for the bike when you are airborn.

    Good luck, NICE BIKE

    have fun

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