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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.

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Hello! Looking for some MTB info

Hello!

I have a visit to Cambourne (Cambridge) scheduled in June. Should be about 3 weeks. I am an MTB person and looking to ride some trails in hopefully great June weather. Looking for some info and recommendations about area, bike shops, etc.

Just like your group we do regular evening rides back at home, so it would be nice not to brake that tradition :slightly_smiling_face:

I ride an old 26" Titus back at home and looking for a 29" Trail bike at the moment. Something up to 150mm travel. Considering even buying something nice and bringing back home. What shops can you recommend for a new MTB purchase with proper packaging and services?

I need a medium +/- bike (172cm height) for rent to start with.

Any suggestions welcome!

Thanks,
Alexey.