Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Quiet Professional
    Reputation: chef7734's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    515

    Is a DH bike needed or usefull in NC and SC?

    So I am moving back to NC and hopefully be taking trips to asheville area and mountains. I am wondering if I will have a need for a Giant Glory or if I should just stick with a reign or reign x? I will be living in the RDU area.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,500
    Unless you enjoy pushing/riding 40 pounds of bike to the top of your downhills, you will be much better off with a Reign or Reign X. I find that 6" of travel is just about perfect for most trails in Pisgah. You shouldn't "need" more than that.

  3. #3
    Rogue Exterminator
    Reputation: kjlued's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    3,849
    In Asheville maybe not so much but Beech Mountain is supposedly opening a lift assisted down hill park.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Sugar_Brad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    498
    If you are riding DH then yes.If you are just riding trail then a 5 inch travel bike is plenty.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cerberus044's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    172
    Haven't found a situation yet when riding my 5" bike where I've wished for a super squish long travel beast. And I'd MUCH rather climb the 5".

  6. #6
    Quiet Professional
    Reputation: chef7734's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    515

    Re: Is a DH bike needed or usefull in NC and SC?

    I currently have a 2011 giant reign but thinking of upgrading to reign x or see the 650b bikes coming. I wanted a glory but if not needed i will stick with 6 to 6.7" of travel.

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Xparent BlueTapatalk 2

  7. #7
    dog
    dog is offline
    sit! stay!
    Reputation: dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,093
    a few folks in the RDU area do own DH bikes... but they use them to ride Snowshoe or similar parks, mostly... you could probably catch a car pool there any summer weekend. there are some places to "practice" locally... you don't see a lot of DH bikes in Pisgah, probably because you mostly have to pedal to the top
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

  8. #8
    Quiet Professional
    Reputation: chef7734's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    515

    Re: Is a DH bike needed or usefull in NC and SC?

    Thanks for all the replies. Any good flow trails in area or around. Will be driving down to fayetteville once a week so driving to trails is no big deal. I want to get my wife and daughter into it more.

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Xparent BlueTapatalk 2

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    29
    Check out TriangleMTB.com, your source for mountain biking in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill. It has all of the local trails, directions and their status (open/closed). The forum is pretty active as well.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    5
    We've got plenty of people crushing the trails up here at Snowshoe on Reign Xs. A Glory would be more fun but how often do you think you'll be able to make it to lift access?

Similar Threads

  1. Bike box, needed please...
    By awesomepaw in forum Arizona
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-25-2013, 02:00 PM
  2. Rant Page Usefull?
    By Sand Rat in forum Fat Bikes
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-01-2012, 06:24 PM
  3. Only one bike needed
    By Just Zach in forum Turner
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 10-24-2011, 03:03 AM
  4. Bike Needed
    By PUSHIND in forum Colorado - Front Range
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-24-2011, 06:38 PM
  5. New Bike needed
    By mtmcall in forum Clydesdales/Tall Riders
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-26-2011, 02:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •