Does anyone know if there will be a super D race series in 2011 in Ontario this year?
I can only speak to the Super-Ds. You start at the top and finish at the bottom (and can take the lift up if you want). The difference is the route down. It takes 5-7 minutes, has some ups and the downs are less technical than DH (e.g. there are no jumps).MTBNiagara said:I'm an older guy looking at DH vs Super D. Correct me if I am wrong but the way I understand it is DH is pure DH, ride the lift up, race down. Super D is a cross between DH and XC. No lift to the top, you race an XC type loop, that leads you up and it has enough DH in it they class it Super D instead of XC?
HOW much different would an O CUP DH course be compared to say just riding BM or Horseshoe on a Saturday? Much tougher course?
Probably a full-suspension XC bike is best. These races (in my mind) are just for shits'n'giggles. I wouldn't bother buying a whole new bike for it, unless you're looking for the excuse (as Mr. Monster was last year). Lots of people were on hardtails (me included) and it was fine.Smoke_Eater112 said:What type of bike works best for Ontario Super-D racing? Could you get away with a xc race hardtail or would I be better of building/buying another bike?
Ride O-Chute @ Blue to get a taste of the DH race course. Usually they are beefed up prior to the race, but the difficulty remains constant. The East Coast Open was on the trail Squeaker with a modified finish - really challenging.MTBNiagara said:HOW much different would an O CUP DH course be compared to say just riding BM or Horseshoe on a Saturday? Much tougher course?