BPW – protection…
Assuming you are on the uplift, might as well take the FF lid. I’ve been a couple of times and that is all that is different to a normal ride. So knee pads and at least 1 person with tools/backpack.
Blacks are the best runs IMO, but all the runs are good. Definitely need something in between the huge tables and drops on ETD and the rollers on the blues though. Techiest bits are on half cut, which is a short black off the red/blue on the left of the hill as you stand at the top. Loved that run 🙂
We went last Friday and it was very wet. We killed brake pads! Take spares. Mate went through 3 sets (1 front, 2 rear). I blow 1 almost new set of rears, right through the metal.
Still very grippy in the wet, dont let it put you off! Only 2 showers available (plus 1xladies) so be quick to get them.Posted 4 years ago
Take spares. Mate went through 3 sets (1 front, 2 rear). I blow 1 almost new set of rears, right through the metal.
As superfli said BPW was not kind to my pads, here are the rear ones (First lot I think) Not checked the Headset or BB yet 😯
I liked the blacks too! They were great fun. Looking forwards to riding there when its not raining all day but don’t let a rainy day put you off there was loads of grip to be had on most of the trails (Not half cut)Posted 4 years ago
I generally dont get through brake pads like others do!
+1Posted 4 years ago
To be fair mine only had about 30% left on rear and 60% on the front. I was expecting to get at least a couple of months out of them still. The new set I put in where not bedded in, apart from round the carpark at BPW. We did we 11 uplifts in all in the rain. It was a really good trip and looking forward to going back.chiefgrooveguruMember
I’m sure it’s not bedding them in that killed off the second and third set of pads, Scott.
If you have the protection gear then you might as well wear all of it – there’s an uplift!
Half Cut was the one bit I didn’t ride, the red to its left was fairly challenging with so little grip that day and there were some pretty worried noises coming from my more skilled/braver companions – though one of them cleaned it on the second run.Posted 4 years agogumstabberMember
Like all the Welsh trail centres you probably need to think about using sintered rather than organic pads. Organics don’t last well round here! (not sure what yours were though)
Wearing armour depends on the trails you’ll be doing – It’s quite amusing passing fully armoured storm troopers while being on a blue run, lol. Alternatively I wouldn’t be attempting some of the gap jumps without it (actually I wouldn’t attempt them at all!).
If you plan on doing the blacks then enter the dragon, dai hard and pork belly are all fine without but if you come off it’ll hurt a lot and you can really get some speed up too. The pro-lines on (I think) enter the dragon have the huge gap jumps.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Wore my FF for the morning when I did the uplift in September, my Noggin cooked in it and I didn’t really need it, so I just wore the piss pot and some knee pads the rest of the day and didn’t die…
…Watched some vids and the Blacks don’t seem bad tbh…
Well that’s the National Front for you, always trying to make ethnic minorities seem like the “Enemy” I’m glad you’ve decided to give up racism…Posted 4 years agokudos100Member
Ridden with both Fitzy and Superfli loads of times and they go too fast for the trail and have to slam on their brakes causing excessive pad wear.
Thanks for the heads up, I will let them know that they should slow down and start dragging their brakes to prevent pad wear 😆Posted 4 years agoeveryoneSubscriber
Oliver, we didn’t venture onto the black runs though! Well most of us didn’t. The old 456 was perfect for that day as well, still mourning that loss 🙁 Back OT, I didn’t feel the need for any extra protection but were all daft students so I’d probably recommend at least some knee protection.Posted 4 years ago
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