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Anyone read the MTB diss in the new Ride BMX?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Muuqi, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Muuqi

    Muuqi Monkey

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    Kinda lame how bikers get hate from BMXers and Skaters.

    ". . .I have no problem with mountain biking - you know, like riding on mountains. But, some dual shock, tranny sucking monster of a bicycle with Primo pedals at the skatepark or anywhere else getting "hybrid" is another subject. Free-ride mountain bikes are not doing anything new. It's not progressive, you guys aren't "forging new ground," and you're not doing anything that hasn't been done on a BMX years ago. I hate to break it to you, but those big gaps were all dones -without suspension - and gotten over it in the mid to late nineties, and most of your pros are guys who couldn't hang in BMX. Freeride mountain biking is a gross, rehashed version of BMX."
     

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  2. flatulant_man

    flatulant_man Monkey

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    i haven't seen it. i've gotten crap from bmx riders at school and at the park, what did this one say?
     
  3. Muuqi

    Muuqi Monkey

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    I put it in up above. . .
     
  4. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    This coming from a group who mainly depends man made features.
     
  5. SirChomps-a-Lot

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    It really hurts me to hear that. Where is the love?

    What I really don't understand is why they think MTBs get in the way more at parks. In general they weigh the same as BMXs and they have much better brakes.

    But yeah, the park is just more fun on a BMX if you ask me.
     
  6. The Kadvang

    The Kadvang I rule

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    It is basically the truth?
     
  7. The Kadvang

    The Kadvang I rule

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    I think it is because alot of MTBers are ignorant of park etiquette.
     
  8. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    I usually just show up in my full face and my armor on my armageddon, scream "get the f.uck out of my way pvssies" and then ride off of all the decks to the flats of the bowls while doing a no hander and throwing red bulls at all the helmetless kids.

    Why........what's proper etiquette?
     
  9. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Meh.

    They only ride bmx bikes because they are poor. I've got speedsuits that cost more than their bikes.
     
  10. The Kadvang

    The Kadvang I rule

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    I <3 Kidwoo. But you forgot your camelbak?
     
  11. dropsdon'tlikem

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    sad but true

    o well

    i bet i am having way more fun than he is though
     
  12. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    they're probably just mad because they have to go around wearing girly pants in order to fit in.
     
  13. aznfreerdr08

    aznfreerdr08 Monkey

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    i wear girly pants :-)
    and i ride mtb. 24 inch with 65mm in the front, but a mtb nonetheless
     
  14. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    weird....those kids never say anything to me ;)
     
  15. aznfreerdr08

    aznfreerdr08 Monkey

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    thats because your little son is a sav
     
  16. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    yeah, he's my little liason :thumb:
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    No, It's because he's 5-0.
     
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    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    nobody knows that but me when i'm urbanizing. i think they're just mesmerized by my double chin ;)

    we used to ride w/ some bmx kids on some erbun sessions....much respect to those guys, blew me away with what they could do. kinda sux that they have to play the "we were here first" game. it's all about having fun on two wheels
     
  19. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    yeah that is kinda funny that this gets said. i am gonna be honest with you folks for a second cause thats what i do best.

    most, not all, but most of the kids i used to run into at the dirtjumps and riding street and parks that were on 20 inch bikes were little punks that thought they were hard core but were really nothing but big loud mouths with bad attitudes. to top it off, most mountain bikers at least have the basic intelligence level that tells them to wear a helmet.
     
  20. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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  21. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    I agree with them that we are not breaking new ground on the TRICKS, but doing a huge gap on a 20" bike and doing a huge gap on a 26" bike are two TOTALLY different things. Yes, they were there first, no they don't necessarily have more fun than us.

    The dual suspention thing at skateparks I really don't understand. I did it once at a free outdoor skatepark just because we were there, and it really was not even that much fun.

    It all boils down to that we are out there, riding bikes and having a good time. If the riders can't stick together, who is going to protect our sport?

    I've said it before, and i'll say it again, but honestly, how serious can you take yourselves if you are over 12 years old and still riding a bicycle?
     
  22. bomberboy11

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    So true. I almost always head out to the dirt jumps on my DH rig with one or two BMX guys - we just have fun riding bikes. They think it's pretty cool how the suspension thing just opens up new lines or how you can take choppy landings or runups that you couldn't really consider on a BMX. It's true that BMX does take a lot more skill, and most of the "freeride" pro's probably couldn't keep up with the BMX'ers of today, but they're having a blast finding cool lines on a mountain...most of them at least. I do have to agree that I'm getting really tired of seeing guys like Paul B. do BMX tricks on a mountain bike and everyone calling it "revolutionary" - I can see their point there. The kid has skill no doubt, but it is nothing new. Any of my friends who ride BMX who have hopped on my DH bike for an easy run with some rocks and choppy stuff were blown away and hooked on it though once they saw the side of biking that having 8" of travel can open up.

    Two opposite corners of the sport. Can't compare the two and I don't think the few guys we see in video's doing the hacked up BMX tricks represent freeriding very well at all. Freeriding is not all catching big air and doing gaps, it's just finding cool lines.
     
  23. PatBranch

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    BMX seems to be mostly racing and freestyle (just doing tricks over stuff.

    There is so much more to mtb: in adition to tricks- riding down hills, insane jumps/drops lenght/height, xc riding, riding over rough stuff.

    The huge difference is that for bmx, everything has to be smooth (to go fast enough to do things) , for mountain bikes, it can be rough as hell.

    I have a bmx bike that has had bent cranks for a year. I'm not very good on it, but bmx is fun becasue the bike is so small and manuverable.
     
  24. firetoole

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    why would I read Ride BMX

    nuf said
     
  25. Peete

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    I bought a street bike for my 16 yr old son last Christmas. I think it was the worse purchase I ever made. Yes, his jumping has improved tremendously but not on the 26". His racing has gone down hill(no pun) on the 20" and 26". He buys the (I think) stupid Props videos and then rides around with his pants down to his ankles. His riding buddies don't race so he's loosing motivation to race the 26".

    I think the skate park has it's use. But I think judged comps, either BMX or freeride, are BS. I have respect for what the BMXers do on their bikes, but not for the BMXers themselves. Pimarily because of their attitude. I am not including racers in this, however it is starting to spread to their ranks.
     
  26. -dustin

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    most of the ones i've ran into have been indifferent towards big bikes. then again, the ones i've ran into also go by the name of Chase, Sunday, Tom, etc...not punk little bitches.
     
  27. SK6

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    Shut up and ride...

    OH, so you've been to Colonial Heights...? :D