So....after a little searching on the web about Urban barbarians I cant seem to find an official ruling on the following
Controlled Rage (Ex): When an urban barbarian rages, instead of making a normal rage she may apply a +4 morale bonus to her Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution. This bonus increases to +6 when she gains greater rage and +8 when she gains mighty rage. She may apply the full bonus to one ability score or may split the bonus between several scores in increments of +2. When using a controlled rage, an urban barbarian gains no bonus on Will saves, takes no penalties to AC, and can still use Intelligence-, Dexterity-, and Charisma-based skills. This ability otherwise follows the normal rules for rage.
Is an Urban barbarian capable of using a normal rage or only a controlled rage with all its modifications?
The only reason for the question is the ambiguous "instead of making a normal rage she may" implying choice, rather than wording it to something less ambiguous like "While raging, a controlled rage allows the barbarian to apply a +4 morale bonus to her strength dexterity or constitution instead of the normal bonuses granted by rage. This replaces the normal rage but still allows all feats that work off the rage class feature as normal".
Looking for well reasoned opinions and/or official word on this scenario if it exists.
Source material for Urban Barbarian
Source material for (unmodified) Barbarian