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    any good freeriding or down hill in the austin area

    just moved to austin and wanted to know if their is any good down hill or free ride parks or is it all cc. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by harveyjl26
    just moved to austin and wanted to know if their is any good down hill or free ride parks or is it all cc. thanks
    Check out Twin Parks southwest of Austin a few miles off of Hwy. 71. Try to Google it or go to www.bikemojo.com/speak and look for the DJ/DH/FR/BMX forum under Austin.

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    I'm always on the hunt for stuff. You may dig Twin Parks CC, They have some downhill and 4X stuff. I know of some fun stuff in town if you want to check it out. I ride every weekend and during the week when possible. What are riding?

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    soon to be riding a turner RFX when it gets arrives.

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    Nice, shoot me an email when you get it or right before and we'll meet up for a ride.
    lolightdesign at hot mail dot com

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    I'm looking at it being completely ready to go by wednesday,so what trail where ya thinking about

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    There are really two options.

    City Park - ledgy with lots of loose rock (surpise surprise) but it's fun and the climbs are short. A couple of things to jump here and there.

    Greenbelt- tight technical with a couple of nice downhill sections and a couple of drops.

    Of course I'm never opposed to going to Walnut Creek but I haven't found any drops worth mentioning. It does have some flow in places though.

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    whats the best tire for the austin area, this is what i got coming
    Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove 2.5 StickE
    * Front Rim: Mavic 823 Disc, 32 Hole
    * Front Hub/Skewer: King ISO 20mm
    * Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.35 DTC
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 823 Disc, 36 Hole
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: King HD ISO w/fun bol

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    I think that setup should be sweet. I'm running a weaker pair but I'm planning on beefing up similarly. Right now I run a 2.35 Nevegal in rear and a 2.0 specialized Adrenaline in front. Yeah, I know it's odd to have a skinny tire in front but it wont' be around much longer.

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    well i am probably going to have to wait untill next week until we can go riding, waiting on some custom parts

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    Not a problem. Just let me know when you are close to completing your build.

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    The 2.5 Nevegal is a really nice front tire.

    Quote Originally Posted by harveyjl26
    whats the best tire for the austin area, this is what i got coming
    Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove 2.5 StickE
    * Front Rim: Mavic 823 Disc, 32 Hole
    * Front Hub/Skewer: King ISO 20mm
    * Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.35 DTC
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 823 Disc, 36 Hole
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: King HD ISO w/fun bol
    Nice build btw. I ride a 5" RFX in San Antonio. The kendas are easy to run tubeless with the 823s. I just make my own sealant using slime, latex mold builder, and windex.
    "And I shout that your all fakes and you should have seen the look on your face"

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    right choice, reconsider f/r?

    Quote Originally Posted by harveyjl26
    whats the best tire for the austin area, this is what i got coming
    Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove 2.5 StickE
    * Front Rim: Mavic 823 Disc, 32 Hole
    * Front Hub/Skewer: King ISO 20mm
    * Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.35 DTC
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 823 Disc, 36 Hole
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: King HD ISO w/fun bol
    By way of suggestion from another local forum (mojo), I discovered that running the Nevegal front and BG rear is a great combination (but I run both StickE). The nevegal has the bite on the cornering on the loose stuff, and the BG is a superg ledge climber.
    hit me up with a pm too, we like to ride CP/BCGB...usually 1 or 2x CP and if the GB, then the 14ish long loop.

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    Hey CharacterZero,

    What are you pedaling? And when do you typically ride?

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    I pedal marin attack trail bike. ride most afternoons, some weekends. less than more lateley it seems, hope to break that habit!

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