Hardtail for pump track and riding around?

Hi Lee,

Quick question. A few years ago I purchased a Specialized P2 for my pump track hoping it could additionally be used for some trail riding and commuting. I am 6’1”, and even with a long-ish aftermarket seat post it still feels like I am riding a BMX bike 8 miles to work. It rips on the pump track!

I want to try again, and end up with a hardtail bike that will kill on the pump track and be large enough for comfortable seated pedaling.

Ideas? Thanks, Kirk

Hey Kirk,

Looks like you’ve missed all the discussion on this matter. Briefly:

• Get an XC or all-mountain hardtail frame.
• Build it like a dirt jumper.
• Make sure you have full seatpost adjustment.
• Ride ride ride!

I’ve been riding just this bike — Captain America! — for a year, and he’s pretty rad. As a matter of fact, on Saturday I rode The Captain to a clinic, Gymboree then home (about two hours of pedaling). This morning I railed him on my pump track. The only change was seat height. Versatile braaap!

A year on Captain America

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The Captain in fun mode at the FOX pump track.

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