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Old 04.06.2010, 20:12
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

do they allow bikes on the train up? i thought you had to get the lift from kilchberg?
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Old 05.06.2010, 01:06
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

I've never been, but as far as I can can figure out from t'internet bikes are allowed on the S10 as far as Uitikon Waldegg.
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I have been up to Uetliberg once as a foot passenger and saw a couple of guys with DH bikes getting off the train at the top. They did say you were not supposed to take them all the way to the top, not sure what the fine/repercussions would be if caught.
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Old 07.06.2010, 10:05
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I've never been, but as far as I can can figure out from t'internet bikes are allowed on the S10 as far as Uitikon Waldegg.
Info Here and Here

I have been up to Uetliberg once as a foot passenger and saw a couple of guys with DH bikes getting off the train at the top. They did say you were not supposed to take them all the way to the top, not sure what the fine/repercussions would be if caught.
There is some controversy about this at the moment. On the local bike forums there are discussions about this. The rule is you are only allowed to take a bike as far as Uitikon Waldegg. Some downhillers are flouting this rule and going the whole way to the top. At the moment they are getting away with it but the people that are behind the Uetliberg trail seem to be a little p!ssed off about this as they put a lot of work in a few years back to get an official trail. The agreement was that the city would fund the trail but to keep down maintenance and to ensure that the area didn't get too crowded and dangerous they agreed that bikes would not be allowed on the trail. As I understand it this was a stipulation for the funding of the trail so by taking bikes to the top on the train you are giving the city ammunition to pull funding from the trail in the future.

The city has invested a lot into biking with the Uetliberg trail, and the Zuriberg trail, pump track and dirt jump lines. Its better not to go upsetting the balance in my opinion.

BTW the Runca trail in Flims was great yesterday.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

hi
we r 2 guys coming to geneva on the 1 of july, looking for routes single track and even more- riders to join and recommend track near geneva (by bike) and away (by car)
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

hey,

yeh best and closet to geneva is "la saleve"..

the tracks are kind of hard to find tho.. PM me and I might be able to come join you for a ride.
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The city has invested a lot into biking with the Uetliberg trail, and the Zuriberg trail, pump track and dirt jump lines. Its better not to go upsetting the balance in my opinion.
Eire, thanks for the info, I'll be sure to keep off the train then. We rode up from Binz on Saturday - Do you know the best route to take up? We ended up on some pretty steep walking tracks, was not easy going, especially in the heat!
Are you local to Zurich? I'm keen to get out and about, be great to meet up with someone who knows the local area.

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BTW the Runca trail in Flims was great yesterday.
Good to know, hoping to get over to Laax / Flimsin a couple of weekends time one the Biroma shop Freeride Sunday trips
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

gonna be in Morzine 1st 2 weeks August on my own if anyone fancy's meeting up let me know!
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

One of the better ways to ride up to the top of Uetliberg (in my opinion) is from Triemli. Follow the bike signs from the railway crossing at Triemli station and you can't go wrong.

As you go up, there are alternative routes, but they are all sign-posted for bikes and are rideable.

By the way, if the weather is OK next week, then I'll post an afterwork Uetliberg ride. In the past, it was regularly on Tuesday evenings, leaving Triemli tramstop at 19:00. After the ride we would usually get a Bratwurst and Beer down near the lake.

Lets hope for good weather next week (and for the rest of the summer).
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Old 10.06.2010, 20:09
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

i'll try to make it - i need to do err some training for the 16km XC race i entered into

somebody call 1800-i'm-gonna-f'in-die!!!

(Hudson Hawk reference... love that film )

i figure at some point - no matter how bad my fitness is - i just have to pony up and give it a try

on a 10yo hardtail with 80mm front travel and v-brakes - i'm gonna look so outa place i'm sure
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Hey,

Myself and a friend from work are trying to hit the trails on a pretty regular basis now that summer is here and we wouldn't mind meeting up with some people who have the same idea.

We have pure downhill bikes so we're more getting a chair lift to the top and then ripping it up down to the bottom again. Nothing against enduro! I just cba to pedal up hill!

We were up at Flims last weekend and it was descent when the weather held out so finding some people before the season properly starts would be sick, 2 of July i think.

Anywhooooo if anyone is interested definetly drop me a line and we can work something out!


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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Dez, that sounds great. I'm in, when/where? Though, I'm sure you'll get a bit more out of it if you do a bit of peddling!
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

how do you rate the Uetliberg, hardcore or just ..................?
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I am planning some trips to downhill/Freeride trails around Switzerland over the new few months and was wondering in anyone would like to join.

I currently ride with a group of Swiss guys but it would be cool if anyone else would like to come along.

I'll probably start with a few trips to the Gurten near Bern or Filtzbach, usually trails that are easy to go for the day and not to hardcore. All are welcome to come along regardless of ability.

Reply to the thread and we could maybe look at arranging something in the next couple of weeks.

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Hey,

Myself and a friend from work are trying to hit the trails on a pretty regular basis now that summer is here and we wouldn't mind meeting up with some people who have the same idea.

We have pure downhill bikes so we're more getting a chair lift to the top and then ripping it up down to the bottom again. Nothing against enduro! I just cba to pedal up hill!

We were up at Flims last weekend and it was descent when the weather held out so finding some people before the season properly starts would be sick, 2 of July i think.

Anywhooooo if anyone is interested definetly drop me a line and we can work something out!


Cheers,


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Can you advise me what bike to buy for "downhill" ? Thanx 4 any feedback
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

I'd have to say that's rating as pretty easy as I'm no hero (far from it) and did it on my 10yo hardtail with v-brakes with no previous experience of it

Flims Maxi Avalanche - now THAT is hardcore

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Can you advise me what bike to buy for "downhill" ? Thanx 4 any feedback
Depends what you are into dude, you can go with a full blown downhill bike but you can also do most of the trails on a free ride bike, was a descent mix of all mountain/free ride and DH bikes at flims at the weekend.

The difference being you dont have as much travel on the front forks with a free ride bike and looking at it freeride bikes are easier to pedal on the flat as they just dont have or need as much suspension, same idea with rear sus as well i guess.

I ride a scott gambler downhill bike but there are lots off good/popular makes.

Scott, Santacruz, specialized, Trek and Orange are some pretty well known ones.

Just google them and have a look.

http://www.perthcitycycles.co.uk/ ship to switzerland, got my bike from them and they are pretty reasonably priced.

But ebay and lots of places online are also an option.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Flims is very cool...are there any others of the same length/ standard that are closer to ZH? Is anyone keen on joining Derek and myself for a day or two of dowhill tomfoolery?
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Guys can anyone direct me to the dirt jumps near the zoo. Read a few places online that there are some that have just been built around that area but have no idea where it is.

Anyone been there? Have any opinnions? and most importantly can you supply some directions! Would be awesome.


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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Not sure if this link works but its here (Green Arrow, the Red circle is the nearest address).

As you come up the hill towards the tram terminus from Zurich take the left turn right at the tram stop. Go up hill and pass a restaurant/hotel on the left side. Shortly after this there is a right turn and the paved road keeps going straight. A little further there is also a gravel road that veers slightly right and goes almost parallel to the paved path. Take this gravel road to the end. Then turn right and almost immediately left. The pumptrack and dirt jumps are there.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Mate you are a legend! Cheers! I'll see if i can find it on sat probably!
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