North South Track - Bike suitability

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North South Track - Bike suitability

Postby fidjit » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:29 pm

First post here so be gentle :)

Returning 45+ something rider here ........

Is the North South Track 700c fitted bike capable like the Trek DS, Giant Roam or Specialized Cross Trail, or do you need something a bit "chunkier" ?

Thanks in advanced.

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Re: North South Track - Bike suitability

Postby rangersac » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:33 pm

Sure, provided you don't mind hammering the brakes the whole way down and taking it really easy. Frankly I don't think that'd be much fun though.
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Re: North South Track - Bike suitability

Postby kukamunga » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:36 pm

What is 'North South Track'?

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Re: North South Track - Bike suitability

Postby rangersac » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:41 pm

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Re: North South Track - Bike suitability

Postby fidjit » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:22 pm

Thanks for that, so better to take the son's Norco Wolverine hardtail MTB then :)

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Re: North South Track - Bike suitability

Postby Jarod » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:09 am

I rode down the North South Track on my cyclocross bike with 32c tyres and while it's doable, it wasn't overly pleasant for the most part. I'd suggest taking the MTB :)

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Re: North South Track - Bike suitability

Postby Baldy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:31 pm

If you can't get a MTB, which I suggest for N-S. I would look at the Pipeline track from Fern Tree. It has gentle grades and is perfect for the type of bike you mention.

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