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View Poll Results: Which Bike Did You Choose?
Acro 30 43.48%
Mach 39 56.52%
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Old August 3rd, 2013 (3:47 AM).
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    It depends. Fortunately, Rydel gave us 2 choices in RSE, and these bikes are meant as check and balance to the other.

    For Mach it is as the others have mentioned above is for that time attack record on the cycling road, as well as for running past those muddy slopes, and for getting to rayquaza in the sky pillar. However, story-wise, I don't think one should use the acro if their purpose is to simply complete the e4.

    Acro (slower, but enables hops, bunny hops) is as also mentioned is for some more interesting secret base spots, bunny hops are useful for encountering wild pokemon while not wasting safari zone steps (with the absence of sweet scent in safari zone, it makes turning obsolete) and also for getting to other places in the emerald safari zone (note that mach bike can be used in the safari zone as well due to the presence of slopes though they give you two different routes of the safari zone iirc).
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    Old August 3rd, 2013 (8:29 AM).
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      I've always used the Mach Bike. I used it on my first playthrough because it was faster and then I knew it was required for the story in subsequent playthroughs so I never bothered with the Acro Bike. Not to mention I spent hours trying to get through cycling road as fast as possible with no collisions when I first found out you were timed. Good tiems ^.^
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      Old August 3rd, 2013 (8:31 AM).
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      Mach bike is faster, so I chose that obviously. Acro bike becomes much less useful after exploring all the areas you wanted to with it.
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      Old August 3rd, 2013 (2:57 PM).
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        I went with Acro, mostly for Safari zone hunting.
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        Old August 3rd, 2013 (4:00 PM).
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        Mach bike because its faster and i only use bikes to go fasterzz ;P
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        Old August 4th, 2013 (12:22 AM).
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          I prefer the Acro bike because unlike the Mach bike it goes fast, but not ridiculously fast. I wouldn't want to rush such a fun game, plus you have a lot more control with the Acro. The tricks are a nice touch too!
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          Old August 4th, 2013 (1:38 PM).
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            I picked the Mach bike! Loved feeling all that wind in my virtual hair When I found out what those white things were for, I came back and got th acro bike.
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            Old August 4th, 2013 (6:04 PM).
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            I chose the Acro Bike because it was hard for me to control the Mach Bike.
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            Old August 30th, 2013 (8:20 AM).
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              I picked the Mach Bike, because I like speed.
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              Old August 30th, 2013 (8:53 AM).
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                I got the Mach Bike because I wanted Rayquaza.
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                Old August 30th, 2013 (9:32 AM).
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                  In most cases I use Mach Bike as I need to hatch Eggs,
                  Mach Bike holds the highest speed (as of Gen V),
                  I love it!
                  Though Acro Bike is not bad either, being the first and only (as of Gen V) bike to perform tricks!
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                  Old August 30th, 2013 (5:44 PM).
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                  I used to switch between them every few days. Acro Bike allowed me to perform tricks and stunts, and Mach Bike enabled me to travel fast. It was very hard for me to choose one over the other, honestly. The first bike I chose was Acro, though.
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                  Old August 30th, 2013 (7:14 PM).
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                    I chose the mach bike, just from the sheer amount of fun I got from trying the timed challenge. Plus (as previously stated) it's SUPER fast. I still like the acro bike. I used to think you could hop up ledges with it
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                    Old August 30th, 2013 (10:19 PM).
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                      When hatching egg, Rydel is kind enough to swap bikes for me, but when I'm just cruzin' around the region, acro is the way to go. The mach bike is just too unwieldy for my taste, and I lik being able to impress the NPCs with my bike stunts.
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                      Old August 31st, 2013 (3:40 AM).
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                        The Mach Bike because it's much faster.
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                        Old August 31st, 2013 (5:09 AM).
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                          If I can remember, It was a mach bike.
                          I wasn't reading any of the bike seller was telling to me. When I equipped it and used, I went like 250 kph speed. It went speed hell.
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                            I always choose Acro Bike 'cause it's easy to maneuver, and i can climb up the jagged pass from lavaridge... Also, if there's a need to switch bike, like when in safari zone or sky pillar, i switch them...but i switch back to Acro when i'm done.
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                            Acro bike, Never liked the mach Bike as it's to fast for me, and i allways seem to bump into stuff
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                            Old September 2nd, 2013 (2:31 PM).
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                              I used the Acro bike because I thought wheelies were cool. Then I started breeding and wanted Rayquaza so I got the Mach.
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                                I chose Acro Bike, I used Mach Bike and it was too fast.
                                I always bump something when I use Mach Bike.
                                Acro Bike is easy to control and the wheelies were kewl.

                                I switched to Mach Bike before I went to the Sky Pillar.
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                                I used The Mach Bike since it was much easier and quicker to get around the Region, the Acro Bike was only required for scaling obstacles and cliffs which I didn't bother with all too often.
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                                Old September 18th, 2013 (11:00 PM).
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                                  I always picked the Mach Bike. I liked going around fast, and thanks to it, it only took me about 3-5 minutes to hatch eggs. There were only few times that I actually used the Acro Bike.
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                                  I generally opt for the Mach Bike, only swapping it out when I need the Acro Bike to reach a particular area. I love zipping around at Mach Bike speed, and it certainly makes hatching eggs less tedious.
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                                    Acro Bike for Safari & usual roaming around.
                                    Changed it for the Mach only for Raquaza!
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                                    Old September 19th, 2013 (9:43 AM).
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                                      I chose Acro because I had no idea what the difference was( I later found out when I read a guide, or watched a video), it just sounded cooler to me compared to Mach.
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