- Any Downhillers in here?
If so, where/what do you ride? This forum seems to be mostly xc/am guys but I’m interested to see if there are some DH peeps too.
I ride a 2012 Nukeproof Scalp, usually ride low key places but some trail centres too like UKBP, Aston, Rogate, FOD, Gawton etc.etc.Posted 5 years agoRosssMember
This is definately a XC orientated forum but there isn’t a busy forum like STW for dh. Ride IO is dead in comparison! I do a little DH when I can. Usually ride Stile cop but have done Cwmcarn, Gawton, Tavi and a fortnight in france. Had a 2006 Norco team DH but i’m just finishing a 2010 Giant Glory 00. I’ll post some pictures up when im done!Posted 5 years ago
Nice to know there are a few of us on here. Yeah I used to be on ride.io (when it was SDH) alot.. but like you say it’s a shame because it has gone a bit quiet. I don’t know whether its because of the name change but either way Rob and the guys who run it really deserve a busy forum. I try to use it as much as poss but just haven’t been using forums until recently.
If anyone hasn’t ridden Gawton i’d definitely recommend it as somewhere you can really push yourself in the UK.
Me and some mates are planning a little road trip to wales in early december so if any of you fancy riding some of the tracks in the south of wales for a long weekend in december let me know! We’re staying at a mates house and maybe camping one night so if you’re all man enough 😉 We’ve got a landy with a winch just in case Wales is like it always is in december haha.Posted 5 years ago
but i’m just finishing a 2010 Giant Glory 00. I’ll post some pictures up when im done!
Yeah post some pics man! Maybe we can carve a little niche for DH here on STW.
Transition Covert, only ride up to come down…
Get to the Alps whenever I can, did FOD earlier this year with flyup downhill on the Transition day. Ahhh… riding up. Something I rarely do hahaha.
Empire AP1 for me plus just built a 2012 Nukeproof Mega (first outing tomorrow)
I really liked the Ap1’s when they came out! I really like the lateral thinking they applied to their frames. How does it ride though?
I thought this was a roadie forum?
I thought it was a general mtb forum hence the name single track? Could be wrong though…Posted 5 years agowalleaterMember
I don’t know what I am these days, but riding uphill blows goats, I’m not into hitting big dorps any more so freeride is out, so I guess I’m a downhiller! I drive a battered old Toyota pick up and ride an equally battered Giant Glory, and live in Vancouver these days so I guess I’m not typical STW demographic.
Posted 5 years agogetonyourbikeMember
I guess you could call me a DHer but I’m mainly an enduro racer. For about as long as I was properly into MTB I’ve been riding XC and then a day of DH too. I don’t have a DH bike but I’m of the opinion that unless you’re riding really rough tracks like Fort Bill and Glencoe, you don’t need one at all. So I’ve got a 160mm travel enduro bike which does everything.
I’ve nearly finished making a new DH/freeride video. It should be done and uploaded sometime next week so I’ll stick up a link on the forum for ya.Posted 5 years agojulianwilsonMember
I do, but it is the least ridden of my bikes: much easier to pop out for a couple of hours at night or get some badass hills in on way to work than all the faff of getting a 38lb bike/kit to the trails for a decent length of time: a day off spent downhilling is a day without spending much time with the kids. Gawton/Tavi Woodlands, mostly.
A few other local dh-ers lurk or infrequently post on here too.Posted 5 years agocarlphillipsMember
yup me too, ride with monsieur Wilson above^^^
mainly gawton… a few other places locally and a bit of cwmcarn occasionally.(and again in the next few weeks hopefully)
just got a NP scalp also, I’m loving it, its really plush on the rear compared to my 224.
mmm south wales trip….keep me posted, mail in profile…Posted 5 years ago_tom_Member
I only really ride DH and jumps on my mtb now, can’t be arsed with doing lots of miles on a mtb, would rather ride my road bike if that’s the aim. Mostly just ride at Woburn at the minute with the odd trip down to the FOD or up to stile cop. Spent last summer in Whistler which was amazing, still not really got over the post holiday blues as we don’t have anything comparable over here!
Used to ride a Santa Cruz Bullit but I get by on my Blender now, it’s way more fun. Here’s a vid of the kind of stuff I ride that I made at the start of the year – http://www.pinkbike.com/video/259602/Posted 5 years agolegendMember
Still got the Commencal Supreme DH here, so I suppose I’m still a DHer. Although done 1 race this yearly and barely used it other a couple of weeks in France. New mid-travel bikes are just too much fun (all the time) in comparison!
Here’s proof that I do occasionally ride in though 🙄Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I do a bit… Wouldn’t call myself a “downhiller”, it’s just mountain biking…
Got me a 2011 Last Herb DH, and mostly ride it at innerleithen, though been up to glencoe and the fort for races in the last wee bit. I hate pushing up with a passion so I tend to stick to uplifts.Posted 5 years ago
Keep the pics coming guys, ill do my best to get some up of my new steed for the next season in a day or two.
And yeah i’m with you _tom_ I’m the same. I can see the attraction to xc, but it just doesn’t float my boat. I use my road bike a lot so theres just no point me owning an xc bike because it bores me stiff.
Do you all ride year round or are there summer only riders (cough cowards cough) here? :p I’m ill right now and i’m absolutely craving a ride. Torture.Posted 5 years ago
Not sure if I qualify but I like to do the odd uplift day on my Pitch
If you like going downhill and it’s not a flat fire road then of course you do :p
i ride dh
done a few enduros this year too
but im slow!
and based in london
Yeah I live in London too, but not all year round, so I get the chance to ride more regularly than I would if I lived in central London 365 a year. PORC is doable by train or car from, but it’s miles to anywhere else.
Having said that, I used to see the occasionalPosted 5 years ago
wbanker (or atleast I assume something like that) riding their carbon v10’s and other top dollar bikes on hampstead heath with neckbraces, full faces, goggles, body armour and clips LOLfervouredimageMember
Another downhiller here. Almost exclusively DH in fact, though I do have a trusty Spesh Camber for occasional trail bashing.
Also riding a Scalp at the minute, which is by far the best DH bike I’ve ever owned. Aston is my local spot and will be entering all the British champs rounds next year so will no doubt see you around at some point nukeproofriding.Posted 5 years agobeicmynyddMember
Another Downhiller and Nuke Proof Scalp owner here.
Used to do some of the Midland Series DH but now do uplift days at Pearce cycle venues, Llangollen etc.
Now do most of my DH over at Antur Stiniog.
Also do lots of XC,AM and a few Gravity enduros etc.
do most of my DH riding at Antur Stiniog now. also do a few local tracks and been over to
Have also done a few Gravity Enduros etc.Posted 5 years agogazcMember
among other things i ride DH. not built my new scalp up yet, but professional exams are in the way at the moment so all is on hold till they’re sorted. itching to get out again and can’t wait to get the scalp up and running and finally have a DH bike that actually fits me!Posted 5 years ago
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