Evans- ride it South Wales endurance

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  • Evans- ride it South Wales endurance
  • chilled76
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    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.

    Do I

    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!

    Premier Icon jameso
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    xc race type hardtail will be out it’s depth.

    Nothing on Ride-It routes that can’t be ridden on a rigid or short-travel XC bike by an averagely skilled rider. The Gap is fun on a bigger bike but most (legal!) riding there is natural XC.

    chilled76
    Member

    Ah brill, average skilled rider probably describes me well.

    I had visions of taking that bike and some of it being huge rock gardens etc.

    I’ve heard the gap has ace scenery, looking forward to it!

    Right… need a 31.6 non stealth dropper then

    I saw this a while and thought about going it on my gravel bike. Enduro will be overkill IMHO

    taxi25
    Member

    I saw this a while and thought about going it on my gravel bike. Enduro will be overkill IMHO

    It wouldn’t be my first choice, the gap climb and descent are very rocky. Everyone I know who did the Brecon Beast on a CX bike said something else would have been more fun.

    eskay
    Member

    I agree taxi25 – I did the Brecon Beast once on a rigid hardtail and was shaken to bits. The following year I did it on a normal hardtail and rode it was much more enjoyable.

    chilled76
    Member

    XC Hardtail seems to be the consensus then.

    Anything mega steep? Don’t have a dropper or QR on my xc bike and may invest in a dropper for it for such occasions.

    cuyahoga
    Member

    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, Stu

    eskay
    Member

    I have never ridden it with a dropper

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