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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:52 pm 
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I'd say that was adequate to be called mountain biking, those rock gardens were probably rougher than they looked, and I know on my rigid I'd have been going at best 1/3rd of the speed he was.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Looks like they hardcored a landrover track and put in lots of mtb features. You could drive a car down that, widest trail I've ever seen. However it does look a blast if speed is your thing and its difficult to take the wrong line, a proper adrenline buzz and looks doable on our retro kit if somewhat slower :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:50 pm 
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Don't 29" wheels and full sus make all trails like that one? :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:21 pm 
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T'boo Ted wrote:
all I could think was that looks looks like a track for full rigid and semi slicks...


You are kidding, right? it's probably not as smooth as it looks on that video (the scenery was zipping by at a fair old rate :shock: ) and a full rigid bike would be left in the dust to be honest.

I went to Rostrevor last year, it's in the Mourne mountains, everywhere is called Slieve this & that (ie Slieve Martin), we had a good day of biking, including one descent where the discs and pads were quite literally smoking by the end! :lol:
I did see a couple of vans doing uplifts though, but I think that track must be fairly new, i didn't see it last time I was there.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:25 pm 
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You tube flattens trails out so much - try and find a steep trail you know on you tube and you'll see what I mean!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:25 am 
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Repack was pretty wide.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_58GvTXxcU


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