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#19572 - 04/17/06 03:01 PM Renting Mountain Bikes in Moab
d-elvis Offline
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Registered: 04/26/00
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Loc: Central PA
Tips? Tricks? Things to look for? Watchout for? Recommended shops?

Recommended trails?

Spare gear (tubes, wrenches, etc), bring our own? Helmets... rent them too or bring our own?

Gracias
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#19573 - 04/17/06 10:29 PM Re: Renting Mountain Bikes in Moab [Re: d-elvis]
Julie Offline
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Registered: 01/16/00
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Loc: SoCal
Poison spider = good,
Gemeni bridges trail (and slickrock of course),
BYO extras,
rent helmets,
put camelback bladders in freezer every night,
drink,
drink,
drink.

ps. salt tablets.

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#19574 - 04/18/06 08:27 PM Re: Renting Mountain Bikes in Moab [Re: d-elvis]
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Rim Cyclery is really cool.
Call Coyote Shuttle, he'll drop you off at the trailhead for Gemini Bridges and you can ride back to town, mostly downhill. Check out the slackers at GB. Same for Porcupine Rim, but it's a bear of a ride, and I usually save that for the end of a week there because it's better when you're acclimated, it tops out at over 6500 ft. with spectacular views of Castle Valley, Castleton Tower etc.

Poison Spider is good for views. It's usually done as an out and back, uphill out, downhill back. A few sandy washes to walk, but not too bad. Some really good slickrock out there as well. Avoid the Portal trail return, you could fall off a cliff.
Check out Google Earth, it has some really good detail in the Moab area. You can follow most trails on it.
For slickrock that's a lot mellower than the Slickrock trail up on Sand Flats road, try Bartlett Wash slickrock, absolutely spectacular. It's north of town, near the airport.

Also, Tuscher Canyon Slickrock (next canyon South of Bartlett) is wild.



Edited by stimpy (04/19/06 02:33 AM)
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#19575 - 04/27/06 07:36 PM Re: Renting Mountain Bikes in Moab [Re: stimpy]
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Some Moab photos

Here's a few photos, I tried posting directly to this thread, but had no luck. Enjoy.
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#33502 - 10/05/07 02:37 PM Re: Renting Mountain Bikes in Moab [Re: stimpy]
Dillbag Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
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D... Where is the TR from this?
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#57350 - 05/04/11 04:30 PM Re: Renting Mountain Bikes in Moab [Re: d-elvis]
Timbo Offline
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Registered: 12/23/99
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Loc: Delaware
Originally Posted By: d-elvis
Tips? Tricks? Things to look for? Watchout for? Recommended shops?

Recommended trails?

Spare gear (tubes, wrenches, etc), bring our own? Helmets... rent them too or bring our own?

Gracias <img src="http://www.gunks.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />


Both Rim and Poison Spider are good bike shops. Check what they have available and reserve well ahead of time or risk being shut out on your size (epscially if you are a common size).

Helmets will come with the rental. Ask about pedals. Sometimes they'll throw a pair of clipless on for you, but they are usually the leftovers, so you might want to bring your own. I also like to bring my own saddle if I have room.

There are some easier slickrock trails just up the hill and out of town (I forget the name of the trail system, but it's a popular spot and everyone knows about it).

The shops will tell you you can ride to many of the trailheads from town; although true, but it's a real bitch to do this due to traffic and the extra hills/miles added. I would drive/shuttle. Rent a car if you are not already planning on it.

A lot of Moab trails are simply old jeep roads and rutted double track, not really worth it for the trails riding per se. I think good old eastern singletrack is more fun to ride, except.....

the scenery is to die for and makes it worthwhile.

Having said that, keep in mind the slickrock trails are amazing and great fun to ride.

I have a lot more info at home, you can e-mail if you have specific questions.

Tim


Edited by Timbo (05/04/11 04:31 PM)
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