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    Pump tracks

    i was looking on www.leelikesbikes.com and saw those pump tracks. anyone have one? how do you like it? worth the time and effort? i have a nice little lot of land i could build one on and i'm definantly considering.

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    im trying to get my firends to help me build one but they though they were cool by only haveing 1 full supension bike, which is not as fun doing pump stuff wuth

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    Definatly worth building, makes the trail riding alot faster & better control.

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    Ya seems like it would be awesome for riding skills
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    I started on one in early Feb in my backyard. I only got a few rollers and two berms started before the rain kicked back up, it's been too muddy for anything since.

    I've had a couple sessions on just what I've built though and it was super fun. I can't wait to finish it this spring.

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    Tell me about the rain, my pump track had ponds till i started working on drainage. Now just need the rain to stop for good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Tell me about the rain, my pump track had ponds till i started working on drainage. Now just need the rain to stop for good!
    very efficient use of space.

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    [QUOTE=thebikedoctor33]i was looking on www.leelikesbikes.com and saw those pump tracks. anyone have one? how do you like it? worth the time and effort? i have a nice little lot of land i could build one on and i'm definantly considering.[/QUOTE

    We recently built one at Industrynine headquarters with the help of Team Morewood and a few local riders, and I must say it was definitly worth the time and effort. We used a bobcat owned by Industrynine to move the dirt because they had one handy, that allowed us to complete the track in little less than a day. If you only have a few people helping out and you want to build a really nice track in a short amount of time, renting a bobcat for the weekend from a local contractor's rental supply would be your best option. Plan out your design ahead of time and you can tweak the track to your liking as time progresses. Here are a few pics of the track that we built that resembles more of a mini BMX track than most of the track designs I have seen. The dirt jumps in the pics were already built, but we integrated them into the design.
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    that track is sick. i'm thinking about renting a small backhoe to speed up the process come warm weather. the one at industynine if crazy, way beyond what i had in mind...

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    i have a yard where i might be able to build one but it has a slight slope, would it still work? or do you need a perfectly flat area to build a pump trak?

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    fyck that! just build a nice set of rythms....

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    pump tracks have many many many benefits. i would def suggest puttin one in your back yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hofferfish
    i have a yard where i might be able to build one but it has a slight slope, would it still work? or do you need a perfectly flat area to build a pump trak?
    I found that almost anything will work, check out my yard. We had to go up a retaining wall down hill berm the section along the fence is lower, then the berm comming back to the porch is up hill slightly. Just start working on it, next thing you know you have a track.

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    they have one here at carlmont, a local biking spot

    tiny track with 4 bumps about 3-5 feet apart on each straight away, with two decent U berms on each end. Someone threw in a transferline too.

    Thats really all you need, and holy crap it is ADDICTING. The game is to see how many in a row you can manual, or speed, or tag, or run counter-clockwise to mix it up. Tiny but effecient, and it probly took a day with shovels. sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingduck
    fyck that! just build a nice set of rythms....

    Do both...



    and mix and match

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    i built one in 3 hours, then my mom decided she wanted grass and the pump track left...
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    does it still qualify as a mountainbike?
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    I've beat beer cans on my limp pee pee.

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    Here is mine.

    Still needs work.

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    the run out from the last jump leads to:









    So far a few rollers and three berms.
    The Super T you have is really a very good fork. I'd take that fork over a Fox 40 or a Boxer unless i was entering a fashon contest instead of a race

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenschwinn
    Still needs work.

    Six pack:
    Awesome... looks like the perfect slope/spot.

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