Slabalanche - TRAIL

Slabalanche - Trail, Nelson, British Columbia

Starts off with a pallet bridge to a steep pallet drop followed by a 4 footer. This trail has everything that you expect from riding in Nelson. Log rides, Rock faces(hence the name)A great teeter totter ride(take it faster than you think, it takes a while to tip the other way) Little 3 foot poppers here and there and a great 6 footer with a fantastic landing. Make sure that you have good brakes and suspension will definatley make it more enjoyable(can do all the rock drops). Is doable on a hardtail(my friend rode it with us on one)

User Reviews (4)

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Phat   [Oct 15, 2001]

This is for sure one of Nelson's best rides. It is less travelled than many of the others because you can't car drop it. This keeps all the big ring king's off it and sofa riding DH rigs. The first move is a wicked ladder drop onto a small teeter which doubles as a huck. There are several other small log rides, slats, hucks and fun rock faces. I would be cautious on some of these rock faces if you don't have 5 plus inches up front (not in your pants you gorb!). It is best ridden closely behind someone who has done it before, to keep the non stop flow- BRAAAHHHPP BRRAAPPHH

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Straight up the road!! 1.5 hr climb to the trailhead, but worth every pedal revolution.

Similar Products Used: Sitkum Creek Trails
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phat too   [May 01, 2002]

This is one of thee best trails around Nelson. huge gnarl rock lines make up the best parts of this trail. Lots of stunts too, or at least there used to be. This winter there were a couple of cutblocks put directly on some of the single track sections, so unfortunately this trail is probably a pass, until it is given a bit of a facelift. Tried to ride it yesterday, and had to deal with more slash piles than in the guns and roses bathroom. Anyways this trail is too good for it to be left for dead, since all the best features are the rock features, which no logger can wreck. I would say call up the Sacred Ride bike store in Nelson and see if they have an update on the condition, but I would say the trail is probably not worth going to this spring, and maybe summer since there is alot of restoration to be done after the logging is finished.

Customer Service

ask at a bike store in town

Similar Products Used: jam, the bag, placenta(might be logger fucked too though)
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schrimb   [Jun 25, 2002]

Slabalanche RIP!!! Greasy Crack and its Rock rolls are screwed!! 70 degree rock roll ins to slash pile aint fun even if you like the ultra tech stuff!! Come back to this review next year and hopefully their is good news in another review because that is how long it will probably take to fix this trail. Dam you evil loggers !!!

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see other reviews

Similar Products Used: for other trails that are wrecked, check out hitman, LOTS OF COOL BLOW DOWNS,, YESS!!
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beehaw yocal   [Jan 09, 2003]

trail is good to go!If you know who built this (just ask any local)give the man some beers. all new re-routes around the cut blocks; lots of new log rides

Customer Service

see below

Similar Products Used: newt,ledges,sitkum,hitman-dozslabs,northshore is nelson's best
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