thanks for the explanation Motomike. Searched some videos like you suggested and now I understand. I think many of us Easterners don't think you have much tight stuff out there. I see that Cactus, elevation changes and big rocks create their own kind of singletrack knarliness, and therefore the preference for lighter bikes.
mikem9 screwed with this post 03-25-2010 at 12:29 PM