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    Engineer Pass - what bike question

    22 lb HT or 42 lb FS

    Looks like there is a bit o chunk on Engineer Pass which leads me to the most common and lame question: Which bike? I'm sure that I could enjoy the ride on either rig, appreciate the advice. thx.
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    HT - it's nothing but a dirt road climb. It's a nice one though. I would hate to push a heavy squishy bike up that.
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    Real men ride their big bikes

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    Never said I was a real man,but I never regretted bringing my big bike once the trail turned downward....no matter how HARD the uphill was.I do like to suffer though

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    Drive to Lake City with both bikes...Drive to the top and leave the fat bike chained to ummmm the sign for the pass since it is the only thing sticking out of the ground up there...Drive back down...Get on HT and ride up...get on fat bike and haul azz to Ouray...go have a beer and hit the hot springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdf1968
    Drive to Lake City with both bikes...Drive to the top and leave the fat bike chained to ummmm the sign for the pass since it is the only thing sticking out of the ground up there...Drive back down...Get on HT and ride up...get on fat bike and haul azz to Ouray...go have a beer and hit the hot springs.
    Sounds like a lot of trouble to go to for a bike ride.

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    I'd hate to ride a HT down.....5" travel 28lb trail bike would be ideal since there is some decent chunk on the Ouray side (assuming you are going down Ouray side) But, if all you have is the HT or 42lbr, I'd have to go with the HT...as much as that pains me to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zul
    22 lb HT or 42 lb FS

    Looks like there is a bit o chunk on Engineer Pass which leads me to the most common and lame question: Which bike? I'm sure that I could enjoy the ride on either rig, appreciate the advice. thx.
    I did it a few years back on a rigid single speed which was fine - but that novelty has worn off. I'll do it again on my 4". It is not technical at all.

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