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I dunno about the bike analogy..... no matter what bike you have if you keep it tuned right it will keep shifting. If you ride quite a bit and you don't touch anything for 2 months, any bike is going to stop shifting. I use a 16 speed Devinci Kicker for jumping and freeride, It definitely is not a cheap wal mart bike and I have to fiddle with the drive train after pretty much every ride to keep it even working.