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    FATS advice

    I'm heading from NE Atlanta to FATS tomorrow and was hoping to get some local intel. I want to ride about 20 mi so it looks like the southern 4 trails will put me just a bit over that. Perfect.

    Are conditions OK? It's been dry for a while so I assume I'm good to go.

    Also, would my Yeti ASR-5 be overkill there? I have an old SS that I ride periodically but I'm most comfortable on my Yeti. I'm building a new Niner One 9 that sounds perfect for that trail network but it's far from being done.

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    Are you heading to Asheville or where exactly?

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    FATS is in Southern SC just outside of Augusta, so not AVL.

    To the OP, I can't help you with FATS beta as I haven't been but have fun.

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    Yup, FATS near Augusta, GA. Sorry for the confusion, as I didn't realize there was another FATS near Atlanta.

    That said, the weather looks good for WNC so I may change my mind and head to Dupont.

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    If you consider smooth hard pack with almost no elevation to be overkill of your Yeti ASR-5 then yes it is.

    Front suspension is plenty out there.
    No suspension would be fine too.

    Gears aren't needed either.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Full-suspension is good if you like to jump the rollers and don't know the trail well enough to hit every down-side. I had my Santa Cruz Bantam down there a few weeks ago, and yes, it was overkill for the trails, but I was thankful for the suspension when I went too fast over a roller and landed on the front of the next one or came up short on a gap attempt. If you keep your tires on the ground, that singlespeed bike is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker24 View Post
    If you keep your tires on the ground, that singlespeed bike is fine.
    yup, I keep my tires on the ground. lol
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Good for you.

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    I guess you don't have sarcasm receptors.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I got it, despite being a written post. I didn't say you never jumped your bike. Don't be so insecure.

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    Yup, I am sensitive. Shedding a tear as we speak.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Not what I said. I called you insecure.

    I just find it lame that people complain about having trail options. Not challenging enough? Ride a rigid single-speed or enjoy it for what it is. You're on a bike in the woods. There are so many other things to complain about. Riding your bike shouldn't be one. If you don't enjoy rolling terrain, jumping and pumping your bike, or a nice day in the woods, don't ride there. No need to bash it because you either can't appreciate it or aren't good enough to enjoy it. Nobody cares if you like it or not, but complaining about riding your bike says a lot.

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    Are you done now? Don't hurt yourself getting off that soapbox.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Are you done now? Don't hurt yourself getting off that soapbox.
    Are you done whining about people inferring you don't jump your bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker24 View Post
    NIf you don't enjoy rolling terrain, jumping and pumping your bike, or a nice day in the woods, don't ride there.

    Let me try to help you out a bit using your own words.

    1. "If you don't enjoy rolling terrain..." Few people would consider FATS rolling terrain. It's flat. Regardless, *I* wouldn't consider it rolling and since the post is my post, I'm stating my opinion. It's not rolling.

    2. "jumping and pumping your bike..." Where? On the 10 small humps on Brown Wave? You're trying to extrapolate a few hundreds of yards of bumps as if it's the entire 35 mile trail network. It's not. And that tiny section of rollers is probably the LEAST representative section of the rest of the trail.

    3. "..nice day in the woods..." So is hiking...and road riding. Neither are what I want to do on my bike.

    4. "...then don't ride there." That's the best comment you've made about FATS.

    But the most absurd comment I've read on this board in a month is where you tried to say "...if you're not good enough to enjoy it." You lost any credibility you might have had with that one. ROFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker24 View Post
    Are you done whining about people inferring you don't jump your bike?
    Are you done being a little b!tch?

    We can keep going on.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post

    But the most absurd comment I've read on this board in a month is where you tried to say "...if you're not good enough to enjoy it." You lost any credibility you might have had with that one. ROFL.
    Kevin, don't bother he is the uber mountain biker that can turn a flat uneventful trail in to super gnar because he obviously knows how to do it better than everyone else.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Pretty easy to 360 out there chumps

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Kevin, don't bother he is the uber mountain biker that can turn a flat uneventful trail in to super gnar because he obviously knows how to do it better than everyone else.
    There's a paved bike path near my house that I may need some help on. It's only 3 hours from FATS. Anyone?

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    I am all over it. Should I bring my full suspension or go out and get a downhill bike?
    Might really appreciate the extra travel in case there is some broken pavement.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I am all over it. Should I bring my full suspension or go out and get a downhill bike?
    Might really appreciate the extra travel in case there is some broken pavement.
    I would go hardtail so you can pump the rollers.

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    Wow. Reading comprehension must not be either of your strong points. There are plenty of rollers at Fats, and if you don't know how to enjoy the trails, no need to rip on them. Ride whatever you want, but complaining about trail options makes you sound unappreciative and spoiled by what we have for trails in our area. I regret adding my opinion here, given the lack of maturity and abundance of entitlement around here.

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    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker24 View Post
    I regret adding my opinion here, given the lack of maturity
    We regret you adding your opinion and your lack of maturity too.

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    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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