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Nov
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comment Is a 100mm travel hardtail ok for light downhill and a few jumps?
Don't bother. Those parts are very expensive, putting them on an entry level bike will not improve it at all, and when you do get a new frame in a couple of years those parts will have worn considerably and need replacing. Put the money you would spend on it in a savings account, and get a new bike (new for you, not necessarily new out of the factory) with it when you can.
Oct
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
30
comment What is the purpose of suspension lockout?
It depends on the lock out design, but I highly doubt you would affect it by your body weight going off a curb - in fact if that did happen I would send it back under warranty.
Oct
29
comment What is the purpose of suspension lockout?
A friend of mine a few years ago had to spend about £200 on having his Fox rear shock rebuilt, after forgetting to turn off ProPedal before hitting some big downhilling runs... I'd like to think blow-off mechanisms are more prevalent these days, but I haven't checked!
Oct
29
answered What is the purpose of suspension lockout?
Oct
27
comment Would hydraulic disc brakes be easier on my hands than mechanical disc brakes?
You say your hands hurt from too much braking, but braking fatigue ("arm pump") hurts your forearms, not hands. Painful hands tend to result from poor gloves, grips, posture, etc.
Oct
27
comment Would hydraulic disc brakes be easier on my hands than mechanical disc brakes?
"Also, a v-brake with new and well tuned cables/cable-routers, killer pads and decent levers can beat most fancy disc brakes around." - Until it rains.
Oct
21
comment What effect does head tube angle have on a bicycle?
A superset question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/12374/…
Oct
19
comment Optimal full-suspension design for mountain bikes?
I downvoted you because your answer didn't address the question at all. If possible I would have downvoted you again for: "don't buy a full suspension (it will give far too much comfort with no skill)" - is that why some of the world's best XC riders and ALL of the best DH riders are on full floaters?
Oct
18
comment Optimal full-suspension design for mountain bikes?
Suspension linkage is often designed around a target shock (and front fork height, BB height, etc.), which has it's own characteristics as well. So choosing a bike by looking at the linkage arrangement in isolation is a bad idea.
Oct
1
answered 2009 Boxxer Team Dual Crown - Are springs different from 2010 + models?
Sep
30
answered How to setup my 26er MTB for indoor MTB park
Sep
30
comment could I mount a different manufacturer brand rotor to use with my brakes?
You have to match the caliper brand. It's the fork/frame end of the adapter that is standardised, but the caliper mounts tend to be proprietary.
Sep
30
comment Is it safe to Cycle with an Umbrella?
I'm not a road rider, but the thought of riding next to cars, one handed, and with a sail in the other - doesn't strike me as a great idea. Wouldn't it be safer, dryer, but slightly less convenient to wear waterproofs and carry your work clothes in a backpack/pannier?
Sep
25
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Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
22
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
21
revised What features of a mountain bike's geometry gives it different characteristics?
Added headangle.
Sep
21
comment What features of a mountain bike's geometry gives it different characteristics?
You're right, I'll update my post.
Sep
20
answered What features of a mountain bike's geometry gives it different characteristics?