I want to get your opinions about this idea I had. I don't want to generalize because there are always exceptions, so I will just give my personal experience. Basically I think riding a nice expensive bike actually restricts how fast I could potentially go. When doing jumps or descending a rock section, I always worry about what would happen to the bike if I crashed. Since bike parts are so freakin fragile it seems, I obviously don't want to lay it down. So...I just never put myself in a risky situation, but risky situations and pushing yourself beyond the limit is how you get better right? So yea...opinions?