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Old 06-15-2011, 07:12 AM   #767
LowDog
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Europe
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My Ride: Ferguson
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Originally Posted by kuksul08 View Post
^People are quick to say you need disk brakes and suspension and this and that, but I learned on a rigid steel frame mountain bike from the 80's and I think it makes you a much better rider. Once you have exceeded the limits of the bike and understand them more you can decide whether you want to spend more on a full suspension bike or road bike or whatever. I still enjoy that old bike because it's efficient on the street and dirt and always a fun challenge.
I guess you never rode in rain/mud with normal v brakes before, otherwise you would recommend disc brakes to everyone and their moms.
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