- Off to chamonix tomorrow – just booked it and I think I need tyres please help!
If you get on ok with those at home then you’ll be fine. Most of the stuff around Chamonix is more XC than DH. Loads of good trails. Just get a bell and be nice to walkers 🙂
Edit: and if you have the option take the FS, there are some good but rocky trails off the top of the Brevent.Posted 4 years agoR979Member
Have a word with the chaps in Zero G, they’ll point you in the right direction. Failing that there is some good riding from Le Tour and you can catch the bus (with your bike) up there from Cham.
Tires? Well, it’s the Alps, you’ll be going fast and you might hit some rocks. Dual ply tires in your preferred flavour always win for me but it depends how much you like fixing punctures?Posted 4 years ago
Just back from 3 weeks in Chamonix and 2 days riding the Megavalanche course. Maxxis HR2s single ply, front and back, no flats.
There are a mix of trails, from xc (Balcons), man made DH (Les Houches and Le Tour) and technical footpath type riding (get an IGN map and be polite to walkers).
Brevant trails are closed and/or off limit in August.
As above, get the guide book from Zero G, this year’s edition is much better (ie the maps are usable!). Or you could try getting in touch with Singletrack Safaris who are out that way and may be able to offer some guiding.Posted 4 years ago
We decided to book a trip to chamonix at very short notice, and I recon I can squeeze my bike in too!
A few questions:
Are the trails easy to get too, we are staying in chamonix.
Thinking of taking my norco sight2 as opposed to a HT, don’t plan any mega DH but didn’t know if full Suss a bit more fun.
Biggest issue is tyres, I have a nevegal on the front but usually run either a slant 6 or SB8 on the back.
Do I need better tyres? I really don’t have long to get anything so any quick suggestions would be really appreciated.
I plan to do some enduros next year so tyres that might be suitable for that too makes sense as opposed purely for the alps.
Many thanks in advance
MTPosted 4 years agoSteve77Member
If you’re out early, I thoroughly recommend the road climb to the Merlet “safari” park and footpath decent de retour down to Galliands in Chamonix. Cheeky, but ride it alone, say “merci” and you’ll be ok.
Oh, and ignore the “Very Dangerous Path” sign at the start….
Is it very exposed or something? I might do this next week and am happy with technical but tend to steer clear of the cliff edge stuffPosted 4 years agoPimpmaster JazzMember
Big High Roller 2s will see you right – make sure your brakes are working well too.
I guided there (albeit 10 years ago) and there’s a lot of steep, very technical riding, aswell as the Balcons etc etc.
Very little fast open stuff, unless you’re right up on the tops.Posted 4 years ago
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