Hiya all, a bit of a varied thread here but i'm hoping the collective wisdom of STW will see it in their hearts to help me out
Having spent a week mountain biking in coed-y-brenin (amazing!) I'm wondering how it compares to the Peak District (as i'm off their for uni). Not the blase 'ones as trail centre and one isnt' crap - but are the peaks significantly steeper? Do you suffer from trail feedback more?
My motive for asking is this - i rode in Coed with a 26" rigid ss (my only bike) and loved every minute of it. Sure it was tough but carrying the supplies for my group (who rode hardtails) i rode everything, including the stuff they didnt, and was faster than them and some posers on full susses (ofc they might all have been rubbish ). However at some points i felt for sure that keeping traction going fast was nigh on impossible and a bit of squidge would have been appreciated, plus after 3/4 solid days of riding arm pump and general fatigue were getting to me (ofc this has to do with fitness as well!). I'm not planning on changing from ss but would be curious on hearing opinions as to whether to get some front squish or not?