West Highland Way – Cross or Mountain Bike?

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  • Premier Icon ton
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    did a big section from bridge of orchy to fort William.
    mountain bike was and would be my choice.

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Cheers. MTB is is then. Suspect I’ll be happy with some suspension after a couple of long days in the saddle.

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Haven’t been on the WHW for a few years, and last time it was definitely a mountain bike track. However have heard it’s been greatly improved so was wondering if it would be rideable on a cross bike?

    And yes, I know about the bit at Loch Lomond being hike-a-bike.

    Cheers.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    It would be a shame to be stuck on a Cross bike while descending into Kinlochleven.

    Premier Icon Fat-boy-fat
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    2 years since I did it but, defo MTB apart from fairly short sections.

    FunkyDunc
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    Short travel full sus

    stevemuzzy
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    I did it on a 100mm 29er. Perfect bar the bits at glencoe where 160mm enduro weapon would have been better.

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    It would be a shame to be stuck on a Cross bike while descending into Kinlochleven.

    Yeah, have to admit I was thinking that. After lugging a bike up the Devil’s Staircase I’d be wanting the reward of a fun descent.

    Short travel full sus

    Which is exactly what my mountain bike is! (-:

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Only the really shite bits would be acceptable on a cx bike.

    dahedd
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    How’s about on a fat bike ?

    AlasdairMc
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    I’ve ridden it a few times, latterly on a rigid MTB. That’s as far as I’d go tbh, a CX Bike would just be masochism

    stevemuzzy
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    On this came across a guy on a cross bike on the twa turns red at comrie today. Poor bloke had gone too far and was committed and really was not having fun. It seems people think they are far more capable than they are.

    MTB I reckon. Have a wee look at my we$t highland way thread if you want a close analysis of the track in about 400 different places 🙂
    No idea how to link to it on a phone but it’s in my profile history.

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