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Winter MTN Biking

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by The109, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Nov 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    The109

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    I have a break coming up at the end of December and would like to go out west to do some mtn biking. I'd like to go to Fruita, CO and Moab, UT but am concerned it may be too cold/bad weather.

    I'll keep an eye on the weather and make last minute adjustments but need a back-up plan. Would it be a better idea to go further south like Arizona? Does anyone have experience with the trails in Arizona and some suggestions for good winter trails?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    Slinky

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    California is a great place to ride all year long!
     
  3. Dec 4, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    I wouldnt mind going out west to mt bike in the winter either. My LBS is still having winter rides though. And they are even setting up night rides. I am into that never done it before.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    Pugga

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    They do mountain bike races in the snow down the ski mountains up here. Man up :cool:
     
  5. Dec 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Got to do a mt bike ride in the snow a few yrs back, at night too. Double win!

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  6. Dec 4, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    I like that headlight. And I would so do a downhill mt bike run in the snow.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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  8. Dec 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    Haha I'll get some pics of my bike later tonight. Ride all year round in Alaska. It's a blast! My tires have more studs on them than most cars do. 296 carbide tipped studs per tire :)
     
  9. Dec 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    I live in Grand Junction (Fruita/Loma) and have been riding my bike every weekend. It is perfect weather!! I am currently working during the week outside of Moab and would say its been consistently cooler. Both are just fine for riding. Last winter I rode every month. It looks like its gonna be another one of those years. Let me know if you have anything i could help you out with.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    Studded mt bike tires sounds good too. We are definitely going to take night rides and day rides in the winter. I am ready.... cant wait
     
  11. Dec 4, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    And we need more winter/night ride pics here.

    Btw are there any good "affordable" studded winter tires available?
     
  12. Dec 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    Searching for studded tires now.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    The only ones I've ever used are the Nokian Extreme 296's. The Hakkapelitas have 302 studs per tire and I believe a different tread pattern. Each set will cost you a little more than 200 bucks for two tires. But man are they solid. My Extremes are on their 6th year and show almost no signs of wear.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    ^Nice, looking around still.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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  16. Dec 5, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    Oh man I'm so jealous :D. I love that area, can't wait to take another vacation.

    Thanks for the info! I'll keep an eye on the forecast and just man up and do it.
     
  17. Dec 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    if you can avoid the rain, moab or st george may be rideable.. check the local mtb. forums for trail conditions before going anywhere.
     
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