- Evans- ride it South Wales endurance
Anyone else booked onto this?
My mate who was doing it with me has broken his coxix.
50 miles with plenty of climbing including the gap road… I’ve never ridden around there.
I’m thinking the Enduro bike will be a bit much and my xc race type hardtail will be out it’s depth.
A) fit light fast rolling rear tyre to the Enduro bike and suffer on climbs etc
B) fit a dropper and bigger tyres to my x.c. hardtail (and a suspension fork as I run it rigid).
Serious question, it’s a bit of a dilemma!Posted 9 months agocuyahogaMember
Anyone able to compare this route to any of the (not at all cancelled, just not happening) MBR Adventurecross series, such as the Lakeland Monster Miles, Galloway Gallop or Peak District Pioneer…?
Looking for alternatives for this year and the Ride-It stuff seems similar.
Cheers, StuPosted 9 months ago
I’m getting conflicting opinions about this elsewhere- can anyone else offer an opinion/advice?
If I had a 120mm full suss I’d take that. 50 miles and 6000ft on the big bike feels a lot, but also don’t want to suffer descending on the xc hardtail if some of it is pretty rough.Posted 7 months agowelshfarmerSubscriber
You will be fine on an XC hardtail. There won’t be much more than 250 metres of track on the Gap that will need to be ridden “with care” without rear suspension. Even with, it is a bit tasty for most mortal riders. Do you have a copy of the route, I can soon tell if there is anywhere else to worry about.
I would happily do it on my gravel bike, have done it all many times on a XC Hardtail, and would consider it overbiked on a full suss.Posted 7 months agosuperfliMember
Ooh, I’m doing ths event. Not my usual kind of thing but do like a long XC ride every now and again! Never ridden the Gap and have often thought about it. It’ll be a good test for my new HT. Orange P7 29er. Rides lovely, but its a little hefty at 33lb! Its 3lb heavier than my Enduro FS!Posted 7 months ago
Mate of mine who is doing it with me is taking his mobilehome so we can have a nice sleep and not have to get up at 04:30! Weather is looking extremely promising 🙂superfliMember
Fantastic weather and scenery. I was a little disappointed in the descents. The gap descent was like riding over rubble, lots of loose rock. I thought the first descent alongside the reservoir was best. Lots of road work at the end too, probably about 10 miles. Thought it would be as tough as something like the dyfi enduro, but no where near as. Still a great day out and really enjoyed it!Posted 7 months ago
Got KOM somewhere and 3rd somewhere else 😉taxi25Member
Thought about doing it, but in the end after looking at the route decided to just do the Gap ride from Pant with my mate. All the best bits, cutting out much of the filler. We got to include the full Brinore Tramroad climb which was missing from the Evans ride. Saw loads of you guys and girls doing the event, and everyone seemed to be having a fantastic day in glorious weather 😎😎Posted 7 months ago
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