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Old 03-28-2004, 04:16 AM
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whats better all round for wheelies and stopies ona MTB softail or hardtails? and why.
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Re: Sof or hard?!?!

a hardtail, because of the feeling.
Its more direct, you havent got a spring or something so you have direct feedback from the rear for wheelies..
and, a hardtail is generally a lot lighter in the rear, so its better to endo.
however, when comming down hard, a spring might help to soak up the shock, but most of the time youre knees will do that for you..

so.. buy a hardtail!
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Jasper, if thats u dude, u look startlingly like my friend James Sprentz.
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Re: Sof or hard?!?!

Originally Posted by EndoPro
Jasper, if thats u dude, u look startlingly like my friend James Sprentz.
hahaha it is me, just a surprise pic right in my face, thats why I look so dumb..
who is James Sprentz btw?
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Re: Sof or hard?!?!

I like both, they have their advantages and disadvantages. I liked the softail cause I could keep wheelies up by bouncing a little on the shock. They are heavier, but that's actually good for endo's, cause it has more momentum. I love my new hardtail though, just cause it is so much lighter (almost too light), so I guess it's a preference.
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i like my softtail i got a cheap walmart mongoose mtb buit i can wheelie it for a mile
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Re: Sof or hard?!?!

What if you already wheelie good on a motorcycle and want to wheelie a mtb, or vice versa, you want to practice your balance point on a mtb before doing it on a motorcycle. Which one best translates the actual motorcycle feel?
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Re: Sof or hard?!?!

Hardtail for sure.

Softtail is so much more unstable during highchairs and stuff like that.
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Re: Sof or hard?!?!

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What if you already wheelie good on a motorcycle and want to wheelie a mtb, or vice versa, you want to practice your balance point on a mtb before doing it on a motorcycle. Which one best translates the actual motorcycle feel?
Practicing on a bike won't translate well IMO. I would practice on a 50cc or a quad to learn throttle and rear brake control.
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Most of bicycle stunters is riding on hardtail. IMO hard is better to practice, its easier
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hard-tail all the way
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