London to Brighton off road, What bike?
Hi allPosted 5 years ago
I’m thinking of taking part in the BHF London to Brighton off road ride, I was just wondering if anyone on here has done the said route. I’m looking for advice on bike choice.
I’ve heard the route is fairly flat along a lot of old railway lines and canal paths.
I’m currently riding a spesh camber and wondered if It may be easier on a lightweight hardtail. Any opinion and advice would be appreciated.
Did a similar route last year (with a few interesting diversions round Peaslake) but agree that full suspension is overkill.
But there are some open chalky doubletrack descents that we did which I think are on the BHF route. They are fun and tempt you to go fast but did result in a broken spoke and cracked rim on a hybrid hardtail bike.
You might consider getting some 1.5″ fast rolling tyres on the camber
NPosted 5 years agoyetitonySubscriber
Did it a couple of years ago on my Yeti 575. Would agree that apart from a couple of sections a hardtail would be the best bet.Posted 5 years ago
Doing on the Yeti was fine though. Fitted some Race Kings and had no issues.
It is mainly flat with three big climbs
Enjoy, its a fun day out.enfhtMember
pplum I remember reading your post at the time and it still amazes me how blatent these feckwits can be.
Did you notify the BHF because you can bet the same scum will be back this year for more.
To a bike thief, so many bikes in one place must be like a one-eyed cat in a fish shop!
Almost worth setting up a sting.. 😈Posted 5 years ago
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