Cannock Chase rainy but perfect…upgrades make a bike!
Good stuff – I quite enjoy Cannock. It’s my nearest official place to ride, so I spend a fair bit of time there. The Monkey trail is great, especially the last two descents and the black bits are good fun.
I’m a big fan of the Hans Dampf’s; so far they seem to have worked well in all of the conditions that I have ridden in so far.
How muddy were the trails yesterday? I’m getting my new frame tomorrow so it looks like its going to get plastered on its first outing!Posted 4 years agoslimsiMember
Went to Cannock yesterday and ok it was v wet but we are mountain bikers and loved every minute!
Such a great quick course and felt all the upgrades on zesty were coming together to make an awesome bike!
Wheels – haven’s so much lighter and stiffer make cornering amazing!
Tyres – Hans Dampf doesn’t mater if its wet they just stick…
Dropper post – finally feel I mastered it and used correctly for improving my smoothness and performance
Brakes – wet and sandy yesterday but the XT trails still stopped on a penny and didn’t rub the whole time like crappy formula’s
Wide bars & short stem – control over rocks was awesome and downhill made weight shifting so so easy
Saddle – so comfy didn’t notice I’d ridden
Pedals – spanks spikes just awesome grip wise on a wet day with 5tens
All in all loved the day and loved my bike it’s was ace before but careful upgrades make it so much better!Posted 4 years ago
Nice! I’ve found that in the summer a lot of the off piste stuff drains faster than the offical tracks (although this is reversed once the winter arrives).
High Voltage has been closed forever – they need to hutty up and get it open because I really like that section. The Dog feels a bit rubbish without it.Posted 4 years agoMrs ToastMember
High Voltage has been closed forever – they need to hutty up and get it open because I really like that section. The Dog feels a bit rubbish without it.
The harvesting contractors have just finished on High Voltage (and moved onto The Bomb Hole), so now it’s just a matter of repairing the damage. Trail building sessions are generally every Sunday*, meeting at 9.30 – 10am at Swinnertons. The more people that help out, the faster the section can be re-opened!
*Not this Sunday, as most of the regular volunteers are riding at Mountain Mayhem or doing London to Brighton.Posted 4 years ago
Mrs Toast – sods law that the one Sunday I’m free there’s no trail building! If I’m honest it is something that I do need to get involved with given that I’m up there a fair bit. I do my bit defending it though when people start to put the boot in though (I didn’t mean to sound like I was putting the boot in about teh Dog – High Voltage is one of my favourite bits of the Dog).Posted 4 years ago
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