Downhill MTB'ing

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Rhythm Thief, 21 May 2008.

  1. Well, I know absolutely bugger all about downhilling, but if Bonj can offer advice from a position of complete ignorance, so can I.:angry: So ...
    ...don't bother with suspension on your bike, it's not necessary in any way and is only put on bikes as a marketing gimmick to appeal to teenagers trying to look cool. And I'm right cos I say so.:biggrin:
    Anyone else got any pearls of wisdom?
  2. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    If your wheel is buckled throw it away and get a new one.
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    <bonj speaking> You only need ONE bike!
    Just pedal faster/slower depending on the terrain, or if you stuggle with hills, bloody well move to Holland!
    Anyway it's just poncey (and show offy) to have more than one bike! It's like saying, 'I'm crap at sport, but I've got lots of money to partcipate in this sport I'm sooo good at! self-gratification artists, all of you! >bonj speaking

  4. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    There is no need for brakes on a bike.......if you need to slow down simply cycle to a hill and let gravity take over.

    Why bother with lights on bikes, simply pedal in daylight.
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Don't oil the chain, just replace it when it looks rusty, by then it's worn out anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Seriously, that's what most people seem to do by the looks of things!
  7. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    You don't need a saddle either, if you have time to sit down you are not pedalling hard enough. Take it off and get rid of the seatpost at the same time you will go quicker having taken even more weight off the bike.
  8. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    And you only need one pedal. Any more is showing off.
  9. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    You don't need tyres, they will just slow you down and rims will help you dig in when you go around corners.

    And don't wear a helment. There is no proof that they help if you smash your head against a tree, in fact they probably cause more harm.
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    downhill bikes are downright dangerous. i've never ridden one, but you're an idiot to disagree, especially if you ride one.
  11. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    I know everything there is to know about bikes I am god blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.
  12. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig New Member

    North Lanarkshire
    Don't join a forum. They are full of arogant, agressive tossers who like to make themselves feel big by bullying 'lesser' members.

    Oh no hang on, that might be right!... :0.
  13. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Gravity is gravity, what do you need a bike for?

    Just launch yourself off a cliff head first. Same effect.

    Anyone who says you have to have a "bike" to "ride downhilll" is clearly wrong.
  14. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig New Member

    North Lanarkshire
    Real men don't care about getting dirty, use mudguards and you're a gay.
  15. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Dont use mudgaurds and you'll end up in Somalia in a ritual cannablistic sacrifice. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
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