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    Rocky Mountain Suzi Q 90 RSL: too much fun

    I just wanted to say that I really love this bike. Today I did 19 miles with almost 2700 feet of climbing and I had a blast.

    Today I ran 5-6PSI front and 7-8PSI rear with tubeless Minions. The tires behaved nicely and did a good job of absorbing terrain at slower speeds, but at faster speeds, the rigid ride is “more rigid”. This is no surprise because I am light (152 lbs) and the Minions are rather “solid” and don’t easily deform. Still, I absolutely love the rigid setup. The most surprising part was the climbing. This bike is an excellent climber. I stand and hammer and this bike just responds. Great grip everywhere, even with lots of wet leaves and roots. Love it.

    I cannot wait to test the bike on snow. I know many said that the Minions suck on snow, but I ride packed trails and singletrack and if I was able to do it for years on my single speed with 2.0 tires in the back, I think I will be just fine with 3.8 tires.
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    That is one sweet ride. I have the Blizzard, but have been drooling over the carbon Suzi Q. I run a Bluto on mine in the summer but switch to a carbon for for winter. I do enjoy the bike full rigid as I find its hard to take off the carbon when spring arrives. There is something about the simplicity that brings me back to the old schools days that makes it so much fun. The suspension fork does take the jolt out and helps maintain much better control when going down hill at a good rate of speed. Congrats on the ride, enjoy!
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    Thank you pelts79, I do agree that a suspension fork makes a big difference at speed. Suspension is superior to rigid, just like gears are to single speed. 😀
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    Try a set of Hodag's. Lighter than Minions (in both casing and weight) and with siped knobs. So you get a more supple ride as well as better traction on both dirt and snow.

    Most underrated tire, ever, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serious View Post
    Suspension is superior to rigid, just like gears are to single speed. 😀
    Hey now, horses for courses....

    nice ride.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Try a set of Hodag's. Lighter than Minions (in both casing and weight) and with siped knobs. So you get a more supple ride as well as better traction on both dirt and snow.

    Most underrated tire, ever, IMO.
    Thank you, that is something I shall consider.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Try a set of Hodag's. Lighter than Minions (in both casing and weight) and with siped knobs. So you get a more supple ride as well as better traction on both dirt and snow.

    Most underrated tire, ever, IMO.
    Stop telling people about the Hodags Mike!
    I have been scoring them at cheapo prices when people switch to Minions ( because someone on the interwebz said they were great and have a cooler name)

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Stop telling people about the Hodags Mike!
    I have been scoring them at cheapo prices when people switch to Minions ( because someone on the interwebz said they were great and have a cooler name)

    OK, zipping it.

    Minions for sale here, at 125% of retail, step right up!

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