Tag: freeride

Oldschool Freeride

Went out for a ride yesterday to test my old hardtail to see if i can use it for some kind of freeride sessions. There is a military training ground in which also a local motocross/enduro club has their practice. This place has some interesting features but a lot of sand and it really messes with your bike. Especially during dry summers.

I bought my old hardtail 2010 and it is getting old. Some parts needs to be changed but the cost is to high, and not something i want to spend money on. There is annoying sounds coming from different parts of the bike and lubrication does not seem to help. Not very pleasant to hear on a longer ride or a commute. But the bike works pretty well as a play bike inside that military training ground. Not having to be careful with the bike makes it more fun and interesting. More stuff to try now with that in mind.

The frame geometry is not the most fun though. Cant go very low with the saddle which makes some descents a bit complicated. It has those rim brakes which are not that effective, something i noticed yesterday. But those things can be dealt with in some way. And its good practice. But an old XC bike is not really built for this kind of riding so i guess there will be some limitations. We’ll see what those might be.

My old hardtail

I have an old hardtail that i bought in april, 2010. Its with 26 inch wheels and it has reach a point where i dont want to upgrade it anymore. Dont really feel that it would be worth it to buy parts for it.

I have been using it as a commute bike for the past year but annoying sounds are coming from the drive train making it impossible to ride like that anymore. I have tried fixing things with it but some parts are just getting really bad.

My idea is to use this as a bike for more crazy riding, where i dont really have to care what happens to the bike. I dont have to be careful with it even though i will try to do regular maintenance on it. It would be nice if it lasted a while longer giving me a bike for other types of riding.

I will take a test ride soon to see what can be done.