I'm planning on enterinig the STrathpuffer in January 2012 as part of a team (hopefully - if not I'll be solo), and I'm looking for advice and the benefit of others experience.
I ride 29ers and wondering whether to go hardtail (I'll need to convert my SS as I'm pretty sure I'll need gears), or my Niner RIP9 full sus.
Any suggestions on 29er ice tyres? I've heard they're pretty much an essential.
I need to get fit as well. This year has not been a good year for riding for me and I want to get fit over the winter with the STrathpuffer being the first of many events I'm heading into. Anyone have any trainng plans they could share? I'm time restricted but close to trails in Swinley forest and ride road as well.