Would it be possible to organise 'hartail only trails' ?
May I suggest you take up road riding, as anyone offended by braking bumps probably isn’t cut out for mountain biking. Plus, I don’t understand why FS bikes are more of a problem? I ride a hardtail 29er, weigh 16 stone and thrash around like a fish on a barbeque, so am probably responsible for a lot more trail “damage” than a ten stone grasshopper on a carbon FS bike.Posted 3 years ago
More ruts and bumps = more fun.
fin25 I’ve been MTBing since the ’80s so won’t be golfing anytime soon. I love a good natural knarly trail and my usual MTB holiday destination is Chamonix, not Morzine.
FS bikes let you keep the braking on harder on the back, and the rear locks/unlocks as the weight pitches front and rear. Once the bumps are started the same oscillation is set up in the next bike that passes through. So on ad infinitum. Rocky environments aren’t really affected and I love a full on descent on my FS bike in the right place.
I suppose what I don’t like is damage done by MTBs, I want us to pass through under the radar, without changing the environment. I suppose tree-hugging hippydom is no longer in vogue. Sigh.Posted 3 years agomaxtorqueMember
“braking bumps are damaging the environment”
No, no they aren’t. Last time i checked, the “real” countryside was a bumpy, muddy mess for the last, oh, about 2.4B years, since in fact, the continental plates were formed from cooling magma. (it’s not often one gets to use the word “Magma” these days you know……)
I put a tenner on the fact the UK has never been less muddy, and has never been eroded less slowly, thanks to all the environmental protection and sanitisation that goes on these days.Posted 3 years ago
grum – Member
Chunks of lovely BW in Grizedale seem to be getting this treatment.
Getting which treatment, braking bumps?
The BW that runs up next to the Downhill track and the first bit of the North face. The one that got curned by recent logging has been stone chipped into a towpath smooth pram track.Posted 3 years ago
They have a crushed on site chomping up rock and spitting out gravel…
More to come 😥
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