What are the most underrated and most overrated things in mountain biking?

Discussion in 'General MTB Discussion' started by Dozer, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Tubbsy

    Tubbsy Administrator Staff Member

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  2. moorey

    moorey Peladophobic

    You could have also mocked me for misspelling ‘hoard’.
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  3. Haakon

    Haakon Not happy, Jan.

    Over rated - boutique brands, brand snobs. Thinking you know anything...

    Under rated - riding what you brung. Enjoying some bling just because.
  4. LPG

    LPG Likes Dirt

    Under rated

    Riding a bike that is well suited to the tracks (not over or under biked)
    Trail Fairies that know what they are doing

    Over rated

    Spending too much $ on the bike instead of riding it
  5. born-again-biker

    born-again-biker Likes Dirt

  6. moorey

    moorey Peladophobic

    Wait....this isn’t the end of the known web universe?:eek:
  7. Sethius

    Sethius Crashed out somewhere

    Schnitties, never heard it before down here in Mexico.
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  8. ashes_mtb

    ashes_mtb Likes Dirt


    Getting a modest amount of air off a jump for the first time in 15 years.
    That feeling that you've still got it, despite being almost 40.

    Bubbles bursting.
    Reality in general.
  9. Ultra Lord

    Ultra Lord Eats Squid

    Oooooooh yeah reality can eat a bagful
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  10. Cardy George

    Cardy George Likes Dirt

    Yup, goes with Parmie Vs Parma
  11. Kerplunk

    Kerplunk Likes Dirt

    Overrated - Pack free riding, stoopid drink bottles get covered in dust and shit.. Strapping shit all over your boutique carbon frame..

    Underrated - steep angled xc bikes ridden on xc trails. The twichyness is exciting..
  12. c3024446

    c3024446 Likes Bikes and Dirt


    - Tyres > 2.5” wide
    - Fitting a drink bottle in a downtube


    - Oval front rings for 1x.
    - Sram XX1 11spd
    - Reverbs :p
  13. Dales Cannon

    Dales Cannon Administrator Staff Member

    Hydraulic remotes, especially reverbs
    Rockshox dropper posts
    DOT fluid brakes
    SRAM seat posts

    Riding on the beach
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  14. hifiandmtb

    hifiandmtb Sphincter beanie

    Who is it that's rating them???
  15. Dales Cannon

    Dales Cannon Administrator Staff Member

    @c3024446 above. Just had to level the playing field a bit.
  16. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    Yeah but you guys eat potato cakes...
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  17. Ultra Lord

    Ultra Lord Eats Squid

    They what?
  18. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    Oh yeah man...don't go wanting a scallop down there. Those freaks...oh those freaks!!!
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  19. mark22

    mark22 Likes Dirt

    Potato scallops in NSW/Qld = Potato cakes in Vic
    Still looking for a Potato scallop on the sea floor but then again The Cheesecake shop doesn't sell Potato Cakes... go figure
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  20. Haakon

    Haakon Not happy, Jan.

    Scallops come from the ocean ffs... Potato cakes are made from potato. It’s not rocket surgery.

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