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The North Bristol Mountain Bike Club

A bristol mountain bike club for riders from all over Bristol and the South West of any age no matter where you live come along and have a fun ride. The club is completely free with no joining fee or membership, we just love riding mountain bikes with like minded people.We ride XC,trail and DH all over the UK and abroad. Local rides are generally at Ashton Court and Leigh Woods on a Sunday morning meeting at around 09:00am in North Road as we all have families so we can still be back around lunch time and earn some much needed brownie points?

Photo: Les Gets Bike Park

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Front Fork

The front fork on an Mountain bike can range from 100m for a more cross country bike to a 200mm for a Downhill Bike and almost everything in between. The forks can have steel or titanium springs or for lighter version then are Air filled.

Rear Shock

Rear Shows on mountain bikes can come in many different lengths and shapes. They are mainly either Air or Spring but some older ones were made from elastomer.

Wheels

Wheels on an Mountain Bike can be 26inch, 27.5inch ( also called 650b) or 29inch. Newer bikes are mainly 27.5 or 29inch.

Rear Gears

The Number of rear gears on a Mountain Bike can range from 8 on old bikes to 11 on the latest ones. With the new 11 speed the range is 42 teeth to 10 teeth

Chainset

These can range from a 3 ring set-up to single ring. The single ring is more popular on newer bikes and are normally a Narrow Wide configuration to stop the chain from dropping off on bumpier sections.

Frame

Mountain Bike frames come in 3 main materials, Aluminium, Steel and Carbon. Each has its own feel and benefits.

Seat Post

Over the last few years the evolution of the Dropper Seat Post has been well in motion. These style of Seat Post allow you to drop the seat whilst ridding with the help of a remote on the Handel bars. The newer Posts have hydraulic working to make them smother. But there are some still on the market that have a Cable remote.

Brakes

Most brakes on a mountain bike these days are hydraulic. The rotor or disk can range from 140mm to 200m depending on how much stopping power you need.
  • Front Fork

    The front fork on an Mountain bike can range from 100m for a more cross country bike to a 200mm for a Downhill Bike and almost everything in between. The forks can have steel or titanium springs or for lighter version then are Air filled.
  • Rear Shock

    Rear Shows on mountain bikes can come in many different lengths and shapes. They are mainly either Air or Spring but some older ones were made from elastomer.
  • Wheels

    Wheels on an Mountain Bike can be 26inch, 27.5inch ( also called 650b) or 29inch. Newer bikes are mainly 27.5 or 29inch.
  • Rear Gears

    The Number of rear gears on a Mountain Bike can range from 8 on old bikes to 11 on the latest ones. With the new 11 speed the range is 42 teeth to 10 teeth
  • Chainset

    These can range from a 3 ring set-up to single ring. The single ring is more popular on newer bikes and are normally a Narrow Wide configuration to stop the chain from dropping off on bumpier sections.
  • Frame

    Mountain Bike frames come in 3 main materials, Aluminium, Steel and Carbon. Each has its own feel and benefits.
  • Seat Post

    Over the last few years the evolution of the Dropper Seat Post has been well in motion. These style of Seat Post allow you to drop the seat whilst ridding with the help of a remote on the Handel bars. The newer Posts have hydraulic working to make them smother. But there are some still on the market that have a Cable remote.
  • Brakes

    Most brakes on a mountain bike these days are hydraulic. The rotor or disk can range from 140mm to 200m depending on how much stopping power you need.
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    Cafall
    Grade - difficult, Length - 14km, Time 2.5 - 3.5 hours, Climb - 795m

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  • Twrch

    Twrch
    Grade - difficult, Length - 15.5km, Time - 1.5 - 2.5 hours, Climb - 300m

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  • Forest of Dean

    Forest of Dean
    Grade - difficult Length - 14.5km Time - 1.5 - 2.5 hours Climb - 125m

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  • Yer Tiz

    Yer Tiz
    Grade - Moderate, Length - 3.6km, Time - 0.5 - 1.2 hours, Climb - 40m

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  • Nova Trail

    Nova Trail
    Grade - Moderate, Length - 6km, Time - 0.4 - 0.7 hours, Climb - 30m

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  • Whites Level

    Whites Level
    Grade - Red, Length - 17km, Time - 1.5 - 03 hours, Climb - 550m

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  • Skyline Afan

    Skyline Afan
    Grade - Red, Length - 24km, Time - 2.5 - 3.5 hours, Climb - 795m

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  • Cheddar

    Cheddar
    Grade - Moderate, Length - 26km, Time - 2.5 - 4.0 hours, Climb - 350m

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  • Glentress Red

    Glentress Red
    Grade - Red, Length - 18km, Time - 1.5 - 3.0 hours, Climb - 500m

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