View Single Post
Old 07-05-2013, 04:26 PM   #57
Martin_404
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2013
Oddometer: 63
I have a 1200cc 260kg bike and riding up and down stairs is on my wishlist.

What you see happening to some of the guys in the video above, is what I fear if I would go up.
If I am almost at the top and loose control, then a big bike is not so easy to hold.
My 3 months old 260kg bike tumbling down the stairs is not something I want to see.

On my mountainbike I did try to go down a small stair with only 3 steps.
Everything went fine until my front wheel reached the flat ground at the bottom of the stairs where it just stopped.
I dove over the steeringwheel, made a roll (lots of freestyle snowboard experience) and walked away with a tiny scratch on my elbow.

That mountainbike did not have frontwheel suspension and my body position was probably wrong, but again; I do not want 260kg following me in a front-roll.
I will probably try it anyway, but start with something that is not so steep.

Martin_404 screwed with this post 07-05-2013 at 04:46 PM
Martin_404 is offline   Reply With Quote