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General Category => Freewheeling => MTB => Topic started by: mcshroom on September 10, 2014, 10:34:54 am

Title: No chain
Post by: mcshroom on September 10, 2014, 10:34:54 am
... No problem :o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdnZhvLTvMM
Title: Re: No chain
Post by: reddo on September 13, 2014, 06:16:59 pm
Unbelievable.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: No chain
Post by: PaulF on September 13, 2014, 06:21:36 pm
I couldn't go that fast with a chain down there!
Title: Re: No chain
Post by: king boonen on September 14, 2014, 03:42:39 pm
Just goes to show that skill is still the overriding factor in downhill, when they get the track right!
Title: Re: No chain
Post by: perpetual dan on September 14, 2014, 03:59:02 pm
Hat.
There were very few points where I thought "if I were him I'd be pedalling". Many where I thought I'd have put the brakes on and lived with being a bit slower afterwards!
Title: Re: No chain
Post by: Kim on September 14, 2014, 04:48:34 pm
Just goes to show that skill is still the overriding factor in downhill, when they get the track right!

That and there are ways to propel a bike that don't involve pedals (pulling up at the right moment on the bumps and things).
Title: Re: No chain
Post by: king boonen on September 14, 2014, 06:26:12 pm
Just goes to show that skill is still the overriding factor in downhill, when they get the track right!

That and there are ways to propel a bike that don't involve pedals (pulling up at the right moment on the bumps and things).

Well... That is what I mean by skill :) being able to work the trail is a massive part of mountain biking which many people don't really pick up on.

The problems come on tracks like Pietermaritsburg, where there is over a minute of pedalling. It just ruins downhill racing.