Bill Wheeler <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> >If he rides smooth singletrack, then a Surly fork would be suffcient, precise and light. If he
> >delves into more technical terrain, then an offering from the Bomberhood will be required due to
> >his size, probably a Z2 coil/oil.
> Am I to understand that you are saying that you need a suspension fork to ride technical terrain?
Look at the guy, he'll need it.
> I'm just wondering, what are you considering "technical terrain" that is suspension worthy?
Me? I'll ride my SS on any trail.
> Sure if you're some freaky, 6-foot-drop-trail-busting-huckster, then go with something that will
> break before your body does.
That's only for wannabe freeride dorks. Check the trials riders who can launch off of a 10' drop on
a rigid bike.
> Granted I haven't BEEN to Frutia (yet) but MOST of what I've seen looks like it can be ridden with
> a fully rigid, albeit with slower and more thoughtful riding. It's all about the challenge.
You need to see for yourself before you make that determination.
> IMO (notice the missing H) I'd stick with the rigid (Surly or otherwise)
Recommendations for the Lone Wolf should not be those made to an experienced cyclist, or one who
*thinks* they are experienced.