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#1 Guest_astrickler15_*

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 09:36 AM

Any trail reccomendations for a newbie? Looking to branch out from SIUE trails soon.

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 09:43 AM

Creve Coeur Park, Cliff Cave Park, Bangert Island, WHOOPS !! Forgot Cliff Cave is closed right now there is a contractor working on building a paved trail thru parts of the Park.


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 11:23 AM

In the same vein, I'm a rider looking to try some more technical trails, such as Greensfelder. Three questions: 

1. Any suggestions on which sections of Greensfelder might be appropriate for getting started? 
2. Chubb is near my home. Any suggestions on sections of the Chubb that might make for a good "first try"?

2. I have a full-suspension Specialized Camber with trail geometry, but relatively short travel (110mm). Will this be adequate for trails like Greensfelder? 

Thanks for your help. 



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 12:06 PM

In the same vein, I'm a rider looking to try some more technical trails, such as Greensfelder. Three questions: 

1. Any suggestions on which sections of Greensfelder might be appropriate for getting started? 
2. Chubb is near my home. Any suggestions on sections of the Chubb that might make for a good "first try"?

2. I have a full-suspension Specialized Camber with trail geometry, but relatively short travel (110mm). Will this be adequate for trails like Greensfelder? 

Thanks for your help. 

 

1. Beulah (it needs the tires).  It's also a bit less rocky than other trails in the park, in MY opinion.

2. Chubb is Chubb, and it's gonna be rocky as hell.  Flint Quarry is more "gravel" type rock, where the older Chubb is big blocks of hard stuff that have been exposed to users for a couple decades, removing most of the traction enhancing dirt.

3. SHORT travel?  You'll be just fine.  Us grey haired old farts managed to ride Chubb and Greensfelder without ANY travel, and our heads didn't explode*.  A current trail/enduro bike (140mm+ travel) will allow you to go faster, but won't require as much input from you, the rider. 

 

*Disclaimer: I ride a 100mm hardtail, even when we go out west.


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#5 jamesh75

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 09:03 PM

If you aren't far from SIUE, Silver Lake in Highland is worth a ride.  It's only 4.5 miles but I usually ride it two or three times.  It's a little tighter than SIUE, but still not too technical for a beginner.  Creve Coeur is also great for newer riders, as are a lot of trails at Castlewood.



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 07:55 PM

The St Charles county parks like brommesliek and Indian camp creek would be good choices as well.




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