- Cwmcarn – what bike
Either will do, none if it is too tech for an HT, the FS will be more comfortable over several days as is normally the case….
I wouldn’t bother uplift on the Twyrch though, it takes about 15 mins getting down again – and the “joy” is in the 45 minutes technical up….. 😉Posted 6 years agoKieranMember
Normally I would say a hardtail all day for Cwmcarn, however, I did a couple of laps a few weeks ago with a bunch of mates all riding hardtails and its now so worn that we wished we had taken the full sus’s, the descent especially there’s no dirt on it so your just riding rocks all the way down.
IMO with rumours of the new trails to be built up there its not getting the maintenance it needs.Posted 6 years agotrailmonkeyMember
Not technical on the downs but the climb has a few nice techy bits. For me the make up of the trail means that like Afan, its quite uncomfortable on a HT, so I always use a FS there. You certainly don’t need a FS but for me the tech climb’s better with one and the descent’s more comfortable with one.Posted 6 years agoP-JayMember
I ride there all the time, it’s actually remarkably well maintanied gives the huge nummbers of riders and weeks of no rain (until recently anway) the rocks is just ‘the norm’ for CC. There’s a pretty strong trail crew that work it most Tuesdays.
If you want to see a runied trail try White’s at Afan ATM.
You can ride the DH on HT’s two guys were doing just that on Sunday, but they were having a tough time of it by the looks of things but enjoying themselves.
You Yeti sounds perfect to me.Posted 6 years agoinfidelMember
As a follow on to my thread the other day about the carpark at Cwmcarn, I’m only oing to be able to take one bike for a trip there. Plan is a day of uplift, a day doing a few loops of the Trych (?spelling) trail and another day playing, maybe at Afan.Posted 6 years ago
options are full sus or HT – Yeti 575 or Dialled Alpine – anyone got any advice pls – I’ve never been there before so haven’t a clue…!!stevedeMember
Take the 575, i rode there for the first time on tuesday and had a blast on my Pitch, could’ve done it on my Soul but the Pitch was more suited, i did the Twrch trail first and then climbed up the Twrch again and about 2/3 of the way round took the road up to the DH and did a run down that to finish.Posted 6 years ago
The climb up is mostly enjoyable and not your usual trail centre motorway of fireroads although there is a bit towards the top. The final descent on Twrch is well worth the wait, was grinning ear to ear back in the car park after that.prezetMember
I was at both a couple of weeks ago. Cwmcarn is fine, usual brake bumps on the decents at heavy braking points. Afan is running nicely too, did both The Wall and Whytes. Wall was great fun on the HT as was Cwmcarn – was catching up most of the riders on full bouncers.
Whytes is a different story – I struggled on the climb, with the HT getting knocked all over the place. Coming down was fairly eye rattling too. Would definitely have preferred a full sus on that. Most of the last couple of kilometers were picking lines through a very rocky decent, where a full sus would have floated over most of it.
In short, all do’able on the HT, but I’d probably take a full sus for comfort.Posted 6 years ago
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