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    How far can you go on your rigid?

    I've been riding rigid for 2 years and I'm just curious to see how extreme you guys are going. The biggest drop I've done so far is about a 2 footer. There are some bridges on one of my local trails that have about a 5 foot drop... I'm tempted but don't want to hurt myself or my bike. How far are you guys taking your rigids? Lets see some pics or video's of Extreme Rigid Action!!!!

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    I can go all day on my rigid bike. 40, 50, 60 miles and more.

    The singlespeed board has few riders that do big drops and "big" usually means taller than your wheels.
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    I've been known to do some 20 - 25 footers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebeat007
    I've been riding rigid for 2 years and I'm just curious to see how extreme you guys are going. The biggest drop I've done so far is about a 2 footer. There are some bridges on one of my local trails that have about a 5 foot drop... I'm tempted but don't want to hurt myself or my bike. How far are you guys taking your rigids? Lets see some pics or video's of Extreme Rigid Action!!!!

    I never go over 4-5 feet on the rigid. It breaks too many wheels.


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    I jump doubles that are over 25 feet long, and I've dropped 7 feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatemybike
    I jump doubles that are over 25 feet long, and I've dropped 7 feet.

    you must really hate your bike

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    I've gone over 90 miles on my rigid ss in a day...

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    Ever heard of BMX (or Trials)?

    some flat drops towards the end of that clip:

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    How far will I go dropwise? I like to keep it less than 2-3 feet. One nice thing about being rigid is it keeps me from doing things I might have done on my old "big bike".
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    Quote Originally Posted by steevo
    you must really hate your bike
    It's actually about knowing how to land. It just looks like I hate my bike when I do grinds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatemybike
    It's actually about knowing how to land. It just looks like I hate my bike when I do grinds.

    I got ya. I was just making a joke because of your name. But I am interested in hearing what other's do with their 26 or 29er rigid mountain bikes (not BMX bikes and not trials stuff) in terms of drops. Lately I've been on trails with a lot of drops (anywhere from 2-5 ft), and I usually try to roll them out, or I just bail out and walk them down on my 29er full rigid. I'm wondering if I try to learn to do bigger drops if I'll just kill my wheels. Most of the drops are to flat.

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    I ride everything fully rigid. My XC bike is a RL MC 29er, and street/park/shore bikes is a Steelhead with a KHS Rigid One fork. Since I come from a BMX background rigid just feels right to me. It doesn't matter what my friends are riding, I'm able to jump, drop, huck, roll everything that they do.
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