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Old 06-15-2016, 06:21 PM   #21
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I probably do less "ripping downhill on a single track" (what ever that means) than you Jim. The folding bikes of yesteryear have improved considerably since the add on of disc breaks, suspension and multi gears.
Have you heard, there's such a thing as colour TV now Jim. The programming is still the same tho.
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Old 06-15-2016, 06:30 PM   #22
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When I am ripping downhill on a single track, definitely not wanting a folding bike. I know there is a few with 26" wheels, but not any good ones I have seen.

For cruising campgrounds they can be fine though.

J Mac, if you were to try a 1UP, you would find your comfort zone.
But you can take much tighter corners with a folding bike.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:23 PM   #23
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But you can take much tighter corners with a folding bike.
Thats true. They're like folding BMX bikes.
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I have used this model with success.
I also purchase an Allen Sports bike rack, the 2 bike size, and also use one additional velcro strap for stability. No complaints so far. I notice that the price on Amazon has risen by about 25 USD in 6 months since I made my purchase. They must think highly of their product.

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Old 06-15-2016, 10:08 PM   #25
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Got to say, I am so glad I purchased a 1up rack. Best bike rack I have ecer owned, by far. And I can monitor the bikes with my rear view camera as I can see the handlebars quite well.
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:38 PM   #26
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I probably do less "ripping downhill on a single track" (what ever that means) than you Jim. The folding bikes of yesteryear have improved considerably since the add on of disc breaks, suspension and multi gears.
Have you heard, there's such a thing as colour TV now Jim. The programming is still the same tho.
This video shows what single track is. Turn your volume down, as my camera was loose in the mount. You will just have to check a couple spots, as it is long and yet unedited. This was part of a ride along Lake Minnewanka last year.

Folding bikes have improved, but the still do not match the quality of components that my bikes have. Trust me, my carbon fibre mountain bike with 125mm of travel front and back with disc breaks and lotsa gears is quite modern.
https://bearleealive.smugmug.com/GoP...i-k73tCdR/1920

Oh yeah, I can still remember back in Junior High, when my buddy Frank's dad bought a colour TV, the first I ever saw. Thought that was quite the advance in technology.
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But you can take much tighter corners with a folding bike.
That would be cool if they could osculate around some tight bends.
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Wow! That was quite a ride. What a trail! How long was that trail? Looks like ykur Go-Pro really flattened out that trail but picked up the rocks and roots that were growling at you.

Thanks for sharing Jim

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Wow! That was quite a ride. What a trail! How long was that trail? Looks like your Go-Pro really flattened out that trail but picked up the rocks and roots that were growling at you.

Thanks for sharing Jim

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That trail was about 22 km, up the lake and back. Not a real hard right, but being on the side of a mountain along the lake, there was a lot of up and down. Oh yeah, and a ton of rocks.

I wish I was move adept at editing, and knew how to add music instead of that noise. I have a couple other videos somewhere where we do a few km in a row of downhill. Now that is fun!
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This video shows what single track is. Turn your volume down, as my camera was loose in the mount. You will just have to check a couple spots, as it is long and yet unedited. This was part of a ride along Lake Minnewanka last year.

Folding bikes have improved, but the still do not match the quality of components that my bikes have. Trust me, my carbon fibre mountain bike with 125mm of travel front and back with disc breaks and lotsa gears is quite modern.
https://bearleealive.smugmug.com/GoP...i-k73tCdR/1920
Sweet! I have done some riding like this in the past and what a great feeling being on a highly capable bike with ample suspension travel and disc brakes. Many would just look at some of the trails ridden today and never believe a bike could go up or down it!
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Sweet! I have done some riding like this in the past and what a great feeling being on a highly capable bike with ample suspension travel and disc brakes. Many would just look at some of the trails ridden today and never believe a bike could go up or down it!
Plus, that trail pales compared to some. You are right that the new and improved features in bikes have improved their (and the riders) capabilities a lot. Though, I usually take my old Specialized Rock Hopper, which was a good bike but has no suspension at all, with me on the trailer, as with hybrid tires (good for both smooth and rough trails) it makes a great all round bike. When I know I am trail riding, the full suspension bike comes along.
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