Snowdon was awesome! Quite a few people but none of the friction I expected, mostly compliments. The surface was very slippery and wet, absolutely zero traction on the rocks i.e. most of the mountain. I ended up carrying the bike pretty much the whole way, but comments like "you've got some serious balls", "hardcore" and "you're mental" kept me going and I was at the top via the Rhyd Ddu route within two hours.
Unfortunately on the way down the bike was, to be honest, totally out of it's depth. The forks (Sid XC's) didn't feel like they were doing much and the brake blocks just melted. I lost the front's within 5 or 10 minutes and the rears were on their last legs by the time I hit the tarmac so I opted to walk down the last bit.
Had a great day though and I reckon I could prepare the bike much better now I know what to expect. Would have gone up again the next day if the bike was in better shape.
Bit embarassing at one bit though, as I reached the summit, quite a few people looking at me, and I got the bike stuck on my head
I was carrying it on my shoulders and the saddle somehow caught on my helmet, meaning I couldn't get it down.
How I got the bike to the top.
2016 Genesis Croix De Fer 20
1994 Marin Bear Valley SE
1973 Mercian Superlight
1947 Raleigh Lenton Sports