That's a 29er?! Chris Doney Jumping, Trials Riding, and Backflipping His Charge Cooker

Chris Doney shows us just what is possible on board his Charge Cooker 29er Single Speed. The bike he is riding in the video is a stock single speed 29er Charge Cooker frame in size small with some specially shortened (60mm travel) Rockshox Reba forks. This is one of a fleet of bikes that were made last year for the Red Bull / Charge Bikes Weavers slalom event. After the event we handed a few of these custom bikes out to a select few of the talented riders that attended... Chris was one of them! Credit: Charge Bikes / Alex Rankin

C50_twitter3_1382472127 bturman 4/29/2013 12:53 PM

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Cool edit and a mega talented rider, but the strengths *and* weaknesses of 29'er are pretty visible in this video, so enough with the sensationalism eh?
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gah! why must you complicate my view on 29ers??
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killing it!

Have you seen the video of Mike Montgomery back flipping a road bike with drop bars? I'm no 29 hater, but I'm not overly impressed when an uber-talented rider kills it on a 29. One day a company will hire Danny Mac to advertise their 29. Then he'll go back to riding 24".
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HankTheTank
Hope that singletrack in the first half was private trail. A whole lot of destructive skidding going on there...
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Skidding? Destructive? Better let the rain, snow and other weather conditions know that they aren't allowed on this track. LOL
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Wow. Go talk to your local trail building/maintenance organization or IMBA chapter and try to argue your viewpoint. Who really believes skidding on the trail isn't destructive??? And as for the weather, that is in fact the main reason that trail maintenance is necessary due to erosion, but it's unavoidable and uncontrollable, so it doesn't really counter my argument. Rider behavior, however, IS controllable. Huge difference. Sounds like you're the type that also goes out and ride trails after rain (and snow and other weather conditions) and tears up the trails even more than skidding. Trails don't just get built and take care of themselves. Go volunteer for a trail day sometime...
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