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    Default Re: Do you need a Dirt Jumper?

    I really wish I was younger ( I am not that old) and there was a park where I could actually make use of that kind of bikes.
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    Default Re: Do you need a Dirt Jumper?

    Quote Originally Posted by cbiker View Post
    Iíll probably get the P3 though since itís available TODAY from my LBS.
    I like your thinking here.

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    Default Re: Do you need a Dirt Jumper?

    Right??

    Yes you do!

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    Default Re: Do you need a Dirt Jumper?

    I think I want some taller bars for this bike. The stack height feels pretty low, and being a tall fellow it doesnít seem like the aggressive position is beneficial for this type of riding.

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    Default Re: Do you need a Dirt Jumper?

    Quote Originally Posted by cbiker View Post
    I think I want some taller bars for this bike. The stack height feels pretty low, and being a tall fellow it doesnít seem like the aggressive position is beneficial for this type of riding.
    Same here. Check out my setup in current config in this post.

    And these post discussing taller bar options. Here and here.

    Also, that is a great looking Velosolutions pumptrack. Where is that one located?

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    Default Re: Do you need a Dirt Jumper?

    The track is brand new! It’s in Oakmont, less than a 20 minute drive from where I live in Pittsburgh. It’s fun but small. There are some other places to ride around here, like the Wheel Mill, North Park which has a small pump track and some jumps, and some legit dirt jumps here and there which I hope to progress to. Edit: I just remembered that South Park has a BMX track that looked pretty intimidating when I saw it, but I’ll have to revisit it now.

    Your bike looks great - I like the stock riser bars. Mine just came with wide flat bars with no rise. I will probably replace them with aluminum mtb style riser bars to match the aesthetic and clamp size and not add a pound of extra weight. I’ll see what my shop recommends.

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    Just (back)ordered some Spank Spoon 800s with 75mm rise. That’s about 4cm higher than the stock setup and will get me closer to the RAD of my XC MTB. Not sure I’m convinced by the RAD measurement in general, but it does support the idea that I can raise my bars.

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    Default Re: Do you need a Dirt Jumper?

    figured, why not try some 800mm rise bars to see what too much rise actually feels like.



    good excuse to pull the 4x bike out of the basement

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    That looks like the handling would be well, interesting.
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