Anyone ever taken a 29er to the Alps?
Only thing that comes to mind is that spares availability might be harder- I wouldn’t take anything with wacky wheels on holiday, whether it’s the stupid unobtainium spokes on my Fulcrums or beardy sizes. If you break it, you want to fix it easily. Less tyre choice too but that’s not the issue it was, unless you want dualplies anyway.
But saying “what X for the alps” is always a bit like saying “what x for the british isles”- they’re quite big.Posted 4 years agofrogstompSubscriber
We’ve just (literally, half an hour ago!) got back from our first week in the Alps, including the Pass’Portes du Soleil which two of our party did on 29ers – myself on a 120mm Salsa Horsethief and a mate on a 140mm Spec FSR.
Apart from the PPdS we spent days at Chattel and Les Gets doing the green/blue/red downhill trails. We’re both reasonable riders with little downhill experience and neither of us felt out of our depth with our choice of bike. To be honest most of the DH trails we did I would have quite happily done on a HT – we were quite surprised at how smooth most stuff was, except for the monster braking bumps!
Maybe the blacks are another story but, even so, I’m sure a suitable 29er could be found to do the job..Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Residents of Chamonix were out in force tonight, to catch a glimpse of Coolhandluke’s arrival at the Trail Addiction HQ. Coolhandlukes front wheel, pictured below, was said to be something of a novelty amongst local residents when it arrived ahead of his back wheel (naturally).
Meanwhile, the back wheel continues to cause long delays to traffic in North West Paris after it fell over. Engineers are trying to lift the wheel, so it can continue on its way to the Alps, but efforts are being hampered by strong winds & the risk of explosion.
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