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What Bike for Cumberland

June 24, 2015, 11:53 a.m.
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Hey All,

I am going to Cumberland/Comox to visit family this weekend. I have never ridden on the Island although I know there is very good riding. Planning on ridding Forbidden or Cumberland. What bike do you recommend? I am between taking my Reign or my Tallboy. I enjoy every type of riding and will be happy on either bike, just wondering if trails are like loops or if its a ride up a road then down a trail.

Thanks.

June 24, 2015, 1:34 p.m.
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Cumberland, was there with some friends in mid-April. Range of bikes in the group, one HT 29er, couple of 5[HTML_REMOVED]5 and a couple of 6[HTML_REMOVED]6, everybody was happy. Bring something you can pedal, very much like Fromme in terms of variety.


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June 24, 2015, 2:59 p.m.
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Bring the lighter bike. Ride to the top, ride down, repeat.

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June 24, 2015, 5:13 p.m.
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either one. You can ride up roads and down some challenging trails, or climb singletrack and take mellower trails down. Personally, I'd do the latter on the TB just cuz we do the up-down thing a lot around here. Stay outta courtenay though - i hear they're hardcore racist ;)

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June 24, 2015, 11:58 p.m.
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tallboy. you'll have more fun. its perfect for the riding there - fun, fast, smooth, low angle ripping.

June 25, 2015, 10:55 a.m.
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tallboy. you'll have more fun. its perfect for the riding there - fun, fast, smooth, low angle ripping.

Hahahaha.. Depends on what you ride!

But yes, stick with the lighter bike. More laps equals more fun!

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June 25, 2015, 11:01 a.m.
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Thanks guys. tallboy it is. Comfortable on both just prefer not to do bigger jumps/drops on the tallboy

June 25, 2015, 9:35 p.m.
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I ride Cumberland and Forbidden. In Cumberland I'd prefer a XC bike. In Forbidden I'd prefer a DH bike. I take my AM bike :)

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