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No one is going to stop you but it's a bumpy ride. People do it though. You're going to have to jack up your rear tire pressure to offset the lack of suspension, otherwise you're pretty much guaranteed to get pinch flats.Would a hardtail suffice? I want to go downhill on my hardtail. I dont even know if they will allow it.
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Yea i dont want to do an expert trail just beginner to intermediate, I know my limits.Thanks for the info its deeply appreciated.No one is going to stop you but it's a bumpy ride. People do it though. You're going to have to jack up your rear tire pressure to offset the lack of suspension, otherwise you're pretty much guaranteed to get pinch flats.
The easier trails are definitely doable. I've seen my fair share of Walmart bikes on the hill ridden by people who's riding experience starts and ends with tow paths so I'm sure you'd be fine.
Stance is certainly fine for green. As difficulty goes up you will have a little less margin for error. An skilled rider would still be able to pilot in on some gnarly terrain.Hello everyone, new to the forms and new to DH biking. My question is this spring I'll be going to Blue Mountain for the first time and first time DH, I would like to know what are the easy beginner trails and is my bike, 2016 Giant Stance...good enough for at least the easy trails.... https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/stance-27dot5-2-2016
If you're planning on going to Blue regularly I'd STRONGLY advocate
- get 180mm shimano ice-tech rotors to replace the stock rotors with, front and rear, they handle heat build up and dissipation markedly better. Beginners at DH tend to drag brakes a lot more, so this is a factor.
- at the same time get the sintered metal brake pads instead of the resin brake pads, they last a lot longer
- +5 on getting different tires for use at Blue. Full-on DH tires (2ply) or the middle weight "enduro" tires that have the butyl inserts to protect the rims can be fine also (think 1kg tires not 1.5kg tires). I actually use the latter for trail riding even though their heavy as I have a tendency to hit rocks at DH speed on my trail bike rides. You would have a hard time going wrong with Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR tires, I personally really like the Continental der Kaiser and der Baron for DH but they're pretty spendy.
- Don't forget to drop your saddle as far as it will go in the frame before heading up the hill on the lift. You won't want to sit down on it much when riding DH. If you don't have a dropper added to your bike yet then take a measurement of where your post is extended (or gently scratch the post) so you can put it back easily when done for the day and going back to trail riding.
- I personally prefer flat pedals for DH, so I can insta-bail if I feel the need. It's a personal choice.
- Rent full DH helmet and pads when you go, the first couple times, if you don't already have them. I think it's worth having better head protection where it's a ton easier to get all the way to "ludicrous" speed without much effort.
Think about an intro session or two by one of the guides that are available, if you've never done DH before, and you have nobody else to show you the ropes.
Do you mean.... Black?Headed out to blue now. I’d love to meet some other locals, I’ll be riding a carbon colored Santa Cruz with a black/tan full face, and orange melon goggle strap—just call out, name is Mike.
There are trails in the area, but from what I've seen, they don't hold a candle to Asheville. You're correct in that the lift only runs on the weekends now that they're on fall schedule.I'm interested in Blue Mtn bike park. I got a trip planned next week to Asheville to ride local trails and Bailey. I've been to Bailey and the local trails several times and love it, but I'm curious if there are any awesome local trails around Blue Mtn. It seems like the mountain is only open on the weekends, so I'm looking for some epic single track too. I can easily change plans and head to Pennsylvania. Is it worth it?