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Re: Xtracycle offroad?

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  • Mark Pierce
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    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 24, 2006
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      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "Murray Neill" <murrayneill@...>
      > Hi all,
      > I use my Xtracycle mainly for commuting, but occasionally I like to
      > ride the gravel roads and trails in the forests in the valley behind
      > my house. I take off the deck and freeloaders and just go for it. The
      > extra length makes it awesome on a downhill and I have more confidence
      > than I ever did on a 'normal' mountain bike. The trails do get a bit
      > rocky and rutty though and I find I only slow down because I'm worried
      > that the freeradical may not handle the stress. I'd hate to damage the
      > frame by using it for something it was not designed for. Am I inviting
      > diaster by using the xtracycle off-road? Does anyone else ride their
      > xtracycle on rough and rutty dirt roads regularly and if so has it
      > ever failed due to the extra stress involved?
      > Murray
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