• 06-14-2011
    S.INCycling
    types of riding in Austin???
    Whats up everyone, I'm looking to make the move to Austin and have some bikes that will be coming with I was just wanting to know if any of them had NO place in the area.

    The line up is

    2004 Specialized Allez E5 SLX single speed
    2009 KHS Velvet free ride bike with urban or off road tires
    2009 Salsa Selma Frame set
    2010 Bianchi Milano Parco
    2011 Bianchi Via Nirone 7

    Anything on that list that I should sell off? Thanks guys and if there's a place to get a list of the phone numbers for the shops in the area could you direct me to that as I have owned my own shop in indiana for the last year and would like to get into the community at the shop hand level when I get to town.

    Marshall @ S.IN Cycling
  • 06-14-2011
    jason333
    I just moved here and got a LOT of good info in this thread:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=714525
  • 06-17-2011
    Cassafrass
    I'm not familiar with each specific brand and model to give you any sort of advice regarding specific bike utilization.

    I can tell you that there are fantastic WIDE shoulders for roadies, up and down some gnarly hills. There are multi-level trails for your mountain desires. And probably anything in between.

    Check out the thread Jason333 posted, and youtube some of our more popular trails: walnut creek, barton creek greenbelt (also search for hill of life), and emma long (also known as city park). I'm a mountain bike girl, so I can't speak to the road conditions, other than the wide shoulders are fantastic, and there are a TON of roadies in town.
  • 06-17-2011
    texacajun
    Other than downhilling, you'll find it here. Hipsters, bmxers, Kitted out roadies, Commuters, XC racers, dirt jumpers, SS'ers, techy all-mountain riders, bikepackers, you name it. There's just no gravity ridin' 'cause there's no mountains. There are a ton of hills for road work or rocky ledgy technical riding.

    check out austinbike.com for pictures of what the local trails look like.

    There's over a dozen high end shops in town, and too many shops in town to list. Some are niche' stuff like tri shops, boutique build mtb's, bmx and some pure roadie shops.
  • 06-20-2011
    chardog
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texacajun View Post
    Other than downhilling, you'll find it here. Hipsters, bmxers, Kitted out roadies, Commuters, XC racers, dirt jumpers, SS'ers, techy all-mountain riders, bikepackers, you name it. There's just no gravity ridin' 'cause there's no mountains. There are a ton of hills for road work or rocky ledgy technical riding.

    check out austinbike.com for pictures of what the local trails look like.

    There's over a dozen high end shops in town, and too many shops in town to list. Some are niche' stuff like tri shops, boutique build mtb's, bmx and some pure roadie shops.

    Well said.

    Also check out Austin Ridge Riders http://www.austinridgeriders.com/

    The Ridge Riders built most of the legit singletrack in town: MS, WC, PB, LGT, Reimers, RPR, Slaughter, and some of RHR, BCGB, Warda. More to come. I am sure I am missing some. The list is ever growing.
  • 07-02-2011
    bamwa
    Welcome to the ATX sinner. Emma is sickest and walnut is tamest. Everything else is sick. Mountain biking has given this town a new life for me. Enjoy.
  • 07-08-2011
    austin_bike
    my site has everything you need to know.

    Ping me when you get to town.