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freeride on hardtail

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3/5/2013 7:51 AM

Is that possible to use a hardtail to a freeride biking?

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3/5/2013 7:51 AM

how to set up a hardtail freeride?share

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3/6/2013 6:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/6/2013 6:29 AM

Perhaps a longer travel fork than for dirt jumping and certainly wider bars for control in the rough. Other than that, they're all the same. It's just a choice between gears or single speed. Some of the steepest lines I've ridden have been on a hardtail.

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3/12/2013 4:53 AM

I'm planning to build a DJ frame and 180mm fork single speed. is that good enough?

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3/12/2013 6:08 AM

If anything, 180 may be a bit too much. it will raise the BB quite a bit. 160, or even a bit less might be better.

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3/13/2013 3:14 AM

ahhh okay tnx. i want to use it on trail jumps hehe

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4/26/2013 7:20 PM

I've been riding a hardtail with a 160 mm fork for more than 3 years, mainly freeride and dh and it's great!!