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Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Post by riotboo » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:45 am

I've rented a bike from the Hub, but I've stuck to Dupont and Bent Creek.

Check the MTB forum on reddit, usually someone posts a Pisgah route question 1-2 times a month.

Might also ask here

http://www.tarheeltrailblazers.com/cgi- ... il_Talk/90

Charlotte based, but folks go to wnc all the time.

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Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Post by Fuzzy Dunlop » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:27 am

Thanks. I am renting from the Hub. Have a thread over on MTBR, was just seeing if anyone here had thoughts since I'm back here again.
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Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Post by Bram » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:26 pm

https://www.redbull.com/us-en/san-diego-best-city-mtb

Haven't ever rode in San Diego, but grew up mountain biking and go when I visit family and friends. Gotta check out Noble Canyon.
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Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Post by Mickey O'neil » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:42 pm

The Hub is a really cool shop. Picked up some stuff from there when I rode Dupont in late summer of last year.

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Post by Mickey O'neil » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:53 pm

Fuzzy, what did you end up renting and what trails did you ride at Pisgah? Like I mentioned above, I rode Dupont last year and hope to get to Pisgah at some point, but I really want to ride Wilson's Creek.

While I love my Transition Scout, I still have an affinity for Santa Cruz and would love to own a Nomad, even though it's way overkill for my area. I'm looking at getting a Patrol or possibly a Bronson whenever I decide to get a new bike. Commencal are making some really nice bikes these days along with Pivot. I like the Kona Process and Evil makes some really sweet bikes too.

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Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Post by Fuzzy Dunlop » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:38 am

I am headed down this week. I'll try to take some pics. Plan is to ride up Avery Creek, down Bennet, up Clawhammer down Black Mountain. We'll see if I have anything left after that.

I rented a 2018 Bronson (edit) , before the shock position change, up at Santa's Village bike park near big bear last year. It was nice, not set up particularly well for me tho. Super bouncy.

I have read the Transitions tend to pedal well due to the steep seat tube angle. Something SC hasn't done yet. I have two friends in LA on 2018 Scouts and they both love them. Have you checked out the guerilla gravity bikes?
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Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Post by Fuzzy Dunlop » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:46 am

Forgot to post this little guy... Built up to ride this past winter. Didn't see nearly enough rides. Hoping I can do some bikepacking w new tires this summer.

Surly Wednesday w Dillinger 4s studded for winter
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Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Post by riotboo » Sun May 05, 2019 5:22 pm

did you get rained out? Saw the storms on the radar.

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Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Post by Fuzzy Dunlop » Sun May 05, 2019 6:38 pm

I did not get rained out. Thursday was beautiful. And definitely one of the best rides of my life.

The Sentinel is a siiiick ride, needs some speed to feel playful but it pedaled up great and bombed down. I had to walk two sections of upper Bennet (the hairpin and the sketchy drop) but the rest of the ride was so awesome. Chunky, small drops, roots, little whoops, wall berms, nothing overly steep like the LA fall line riding, but still super fast. Would go back asap.
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Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Post by Fuzzy Dunlop » Sun May 05, 2019 6:48 pm

Couple more
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Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Post by riotboo » Sun May 05, 2019 9:28 pm

nice!

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Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Post by Mickey O'neil » Sun May 05, 2019 11:56 pm

I'm glad you got to ride! And I've been drooling over the Sentinel for a long time. If it wasn't overkill for where I live I would seriously consider getting one.

Glad everything worked out for you!

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