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    MT. Creek ?'s

    I'm heading to down to Mt. Creek in a couple of weeks and I have a couple of questions for those that are familiar with park. How technical/exciting is the XC trail? And which weekend day is less crowded?

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    I pre-rode the XC course for this Sundays XC race and it was entertaining: tight twisty with some fun technical. It is mostly at the top of the mountain, so not a lot of long elevation changes, but plenty of short ups and downs. The loop was only 4-5 miles or so, but there are a bunch of work roads up there as well. I just did not explore the roads.

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    Thanks. We plan on hitting up both the XC trails and some of the DH stuff when we head down there. Looking forward to the trip.

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    I do the DH only at Mountain Creek and recommend Sunday as the less crowded day of the weekend for the lifts. Are you planning on renting a DH bike? If you don't have a DH (or free ride --- do they still use that term?) renting is a great option to experience the mountain. My first trip there I brought a trail bike and left disappointed. I promptly built a park bike and it's been a blast ever since.

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    I was hoping to use my bike (Heckler) for both the XC &DH. This is my first time to bike park so I only planned on doing the easier DH courses. Do you recommend I rent a DH bike even for the easier courses?

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    A heckler is a decent all-mountain bike and will survive the park. How is it setup, forks, tires, rims, etc? However, there is nothing like a 7+ or 8 inch travel bike with a slack head angle, 2.5 tires even on the more tame trails to roll over anything and bounce off rocks. Do you have a full face helmet and any armor/pads? They come with a bike rental if you don't or can be rented individually.

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    its stock Ram w/rs revalation 150mm, it's gone thru some smaller jumps/drops in our local trails here in CT so I'm sure it'll hold up on the lighter trials. Thanks for the info. The only thing I'll probably rent would be a full face helmet.

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    Also I heard you can put your name down to buy one of the rentals at the end of the season. They are selling them off for $1000. the bikes im told are worth 5-6k.

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