What handlebar width for Scafell Pike?
I did Snowdon last year but some big boys laughed at me because I had the wrong width handlebars. They said I should be running 24.5ins and not 24.25ins.
Also, some bloke in the Campsite at Capel Curig said that my 1×10 setup was wrong for North Wales and that I needed to go back to England and take up knitting.
So question is what is the correct combination for an ascent of Scafell Pike?
1×10 with 24.5ins bars or 1×10 with 24.25ins bars or 32-46 with 24.5ins bars or 32-46 with 24.25ins bars?
Please help —– I fear that I may never be able to make such a crucial decision and that I might have to spend all of my time talking about bikes rather than riding them.Posted 4 years agoOnzadogSubscriber
I run two dropper posts clamped in my stem. Then I can “drop” them both for pulling down on the climbs or tight woody singletrack, then extend them both for getting rad to the power gnar.
If it’s going to be a really long day, I might fit a saddle to each to use as a comfy bar end.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
s it’s a footpath & not a bridleway
Its been ridden before by one of the magazines with the owners permission.
Everyone knows that Helvelyn is the highest Bridleway
I didn’t, I thouht it was Skiddaw? But maybe thats the biggest vertical distance with the Helvelyn on starting higher?Posted 4 years agoglasgowdanMember
26.11in bars are required, as are 172.5mm cranks and a 0.602 .metre top tube. Tyres must be under 1100g and frame at least 6.75lbs.
I’d also keep tubes over 8oz just to be sure.
You’re right, there IS a lot of bollox being discussed here and similar places! What ‘x’ for ‘y’… have people no idea what mountain biking actually is?Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I suspect most of it was walked. A bike makes for a heavy and awkwardly shaped rucksack, so the question is why bother?
I dunno, I remember thinking when walking up that it’d be an easier ride than Ben Nevis. Lot’s of steep steps, but for the most part a rideable challenge on the way down.Posted 4 years agoransosSubscriber
I dunno, I remember thinking when walking up that it’d be an easier ride than Ben Nevis. Lot’s of steep steps, but for the most part a rideable challenge on the way down.
See, I remember thinking when walking up Ben Nevis that it’d be an easier ride than Scafell! Sure, a lot of the descent is rideable, but you’d have to walk most of the climb, and it takes a fair while on foot.Posted 4 years ago
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