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  1. FOXROX

    FOXROX Turbo Monkey

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    see what you can dig up and post.
     

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  2. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    looks like it's for wheelchairs...D
     
  3. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    umm........pretty sure that's for mountain wheelchairs........

    Damn, sniped.
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    What's it marketed for... running dual rotors on a hub?
     
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  6. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    At this point, I'd say most of a typical mountain bike is unnecessary. My bikes keep getting simpler the longer I ride. I started on FS mountain bikes, went to hardtail mountain, removed the front der, went rigid, etc. I now ride my 24" bmx more than anything else.

    I figure I'll be on a unicycle in a couple of years.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Damn. Beat me to it. Also:
     

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  8. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Depends on what you're using it for. Race a WC on your 24" bmx and let me know how it goes.
     
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    FOXROX Turbo Monkey

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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    i remember a few years back in mtb action they had a review on this device that showed the angle of the hill you were climbing, it was like a level (like the ones with the air bubble in the water) and the bubble would tell you the angle you were climbing.
     
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    FOXROX Turbo Monkey

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    nah its for mtb... you can tell by looking at the hub... also here is a pic of a for with 2 mounts

     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I remember seeing that abomination on mtbr. Yes, that's 2 DHXs on the back. They decided just using 2 shocks was a better idea than using a reasonable leverage ratio. :disgust1: They're 2.25" stroke shocks IIRC, and the bike gets a stupid amount of travel. Leverage ratio is massive. Yao Ming can walk under the BB easily, etc. Horrible waste of resources.
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Try to catch me on your junk wagon and let me know how it goes.
     
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    FOXROX Turbo Monkey

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    i can see downhill adapting this idea soon.

     
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    Westy the teste

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    That could be somewhat useful on a road bike but not much for MTB. By useful I mean useless but entertaining.
     
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    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    WTF is a junk wagon?



    Sounds flexy.
     
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    This is pretty much the opposite of how it's gone for me. Started with 20" bmx, got a rigid bike, got front suspension, got an FS, etc. Of course, there was no such thing as suspension for bikes when I started riding mtb's, but still.

    I don't really think any of it is based on what it "necessary" though, it's really about what is "desirable." I don't need a gravity dropper but I sure like it.
     
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    apparently it is your bike.
     
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    I know a lot of people who would disagree with this...D
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    truly worthless....D
     
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    :(

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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    oh speaking about unnecessary....

     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    I've found I like DJing more than anything else. Of course, Florida is flat, so everything else is kind of boring.

    Bikes with too much crap on them. Just messin witcha.

    BTW what is WC? I was thinking water closet, but that ain't right.
     
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    I imagine I'd do pretty much just urban and DJing if I lived in Florida too. Hills are what make riding fun.
     
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    DH Diva Wonderwoman

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    Word.
     
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    suspension seatposts/stems, IMO.
     
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    if you wana play that game. i say, brakes, and dh tubes, IMO.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I wouldn't consider those unnecessary. More like unhelpful crap.
     
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    Whats wrong with rolla-ma-jigs?
     
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    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Yeah, what's wrong with them? I use them and like em.
     
  32. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    They don't work so well on SRAM or Shadow derailluers :huh:
     
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    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    World Cup
     
  34. Dartman

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    You don't need 'em on SRAM derailleurs. The rollamajig gives SRAM cable housing routing to Shimano derailleurs. So you don't have that big loop hanging off the back of your bike.

    I haven't seen the Shadow yet.
     
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    29" wheels. :think:
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    That was a joke :bonk:
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Well for MTBs anyways:busted:

    I was thinking Hite Rite/Gravity Dropper/etc too.

    It seems more people are just posting stuff that is unnecessary or not suited for themselves rather than truly useless other than maybe the Super Monster :D
     
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    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Nevermind. :poster_oops:
     
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    Bar ends, foam grips, and optical gear displays.