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DISCLAIMER. MOUNTAIN BIKING CAN BE DANGEROUS. YOU JOIN US AT YOUR OWN RISK.

SAFETY BRIEFING.

  • Wear a helmet. Despite recent advances in medical science, brains still cannot be mended nor replaced.
  • Wear gloves or mitts. Hands often hit the ground first. Cuts and grazes invite infection and a hospital visit.
  • Wear eye protection, it only takes a twig or thorn to lose an eye. Crud catchers are a good idea in mucky weather.
  • When downhilling, for your own protection, allow plenty of space behind the rider in front.
  • Bring a bare minimum emergency tool kit and a spare inner tube.
  • Breakdowns are a bore. Plan not to have any by ensuring your bike is in perfect working order.
  • Punctures are also tedious. You can minimise them by fitting latex tubes, slime tubes or running tubeless tyres.

Photo: Fenduro 2 - Darts, the very best selection method for gridding (courtesy of Brad, via Adriano)

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Time for summer tyres!

Maybe we can induce spring by all fitting our summer tryes? I have gone with a 2-year matured (in darkness as per Duncano's tip) pair of Maxxis Crossmark LUST with a fast rolling center ridge and raised side knobs for better cornering. How do you feel about that?

Re: Time for summer tyres!

Hi Adriano. With the mud frozen right through I would agree with a summer tyre fitment. However, I dont think the entropy created by 20 of us changing tyres is going to bring on global warming, unless I'm missing something. Interesting choice of tyre all the same.