Santa Barbara Riders

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Posted: Jan 4, 2013 at 14:54 Quote
Any SB bikers doing the 12 hours of Temecula? Let me know if you are and if you want to carpool.

Posted: Jan 24, 2013 at 20:50 Quote
Hey guys, I'm pretty sure I'm heading down to Santa Barbara next fall and I'm wondering what kind of riding there is there. I have looked a bit online and theres some AM stuff and definitely xc but is there any dh? Wondering if its worth it to bring the dh bike too or sell it in the summer.

Posted: Jan 24, 2013 at 21:14 Quote
stprider16 wrote:
Hey guys, I'm pretty sure I'm heading down to Santa Barbara next fall and I'm wondering what kind of riding there is there. I have looked a bit online and theres some AM stuff and definitely xc but is there any dh? Wondering if its worth it to bring the dh bike too or sell it in the summer.
Most of the trails in Santa Barbara are DH trails. Almost everything is shuttle accessible. Look up tunnel trail, cold spring trail, and knapps castle in the video section of this site.

Posted: Feb 28, 2013 at 10:12 Quote
just moving to sb, where might i find dirt jumps

Posted: Feb 28, 2013 at 11:06 Quote
masoncw wrote:
just moving to sb, where might i find dirt jumps
More Mesa is probably the best public DJ site around here. Nothing amazing but 10+ doubles that are fun to ride. It can be a bit hard to find the first time, so go on google maps and get a good idea of where it is. It is center left, marked by all the bike tracks and exposed sand.

Posted: Mar 1, 2013 at 21:06 Quote
masoncw wrote:
just moving to sb, where might i find dirt jumps
More mesa is amazing right now, lots of new features and everythings fresh, check it out!!!

Posted: Mar 3, 2013 at 19:36 Quote
That and any good dirt/ fire roads to rally on

Posted: Mar 6, 2013 at 13:24 Quote
Just getting into Mountain Biking / Downhill. I'm living in Lompoc but looking for places to ride in driving distance from here.

Posted: Mar 6, 2013 at 19:50 Quote
rpcoleman82 wrote:
Just getting into Mountain Biking / Downhill. I'm living in Lompoc but looking for places to ride in driving distance from here.
SLO and SB have plenty of trails for dh.

Posted: Mar 15, 2013 at 20:57 Quote
I am in ventura this weekend and want to ride Ojai this weekend. anyone familiar with this area?

Posted: Apr 2, 2013 at 6:56 Quote
Hey everyone,
I'm heading to Santa Barbara first weekend in May and definitely wanna do some riding when I'm there. Do you know what's the best local bike shop to rent a bike from? I know I'll be able to ride only one day so I'm not bringing my bike from NY and wanna rent decent trail/AM bike. Also if you would have recommendation on local "must ride trail" I would really appreciate it. Not looking for super gnarly DH trails, since I need to attend wedding that weekend.You know, trying to play it safe this time. Thanks for any info.

Posted: Apr 2, 2013 at 17:46 Quote
So it depends on what kind of bike you want to ride. I know Velo Pro downtown has demo Konas that you can rent for the day. And I figure that Bicycle Bobs (specialized dealer) or any of the other shops also have demo bikes. It is usually cheaper and nicer to grab a new 2013 demo bike than go to a rental shop and rent an old piece of rubbish for the same price.

As far as trails go... the front country can be a bit more gnarly and exposed than the back country. If you want to play it safe and still have some fun, I would go ride Knapps Castle in the back country. Amazing long DH run with some jumps and plenty of turns. Plus very little rocks.

And dont forgot your bell.

Posted: Apr 3, 2013 at 19:13 Quote
Thanks for the info man.I talked to VeloPro already but they have only two models of full suspension bikes to choose from.Was hoping for better selection but if nothing,that will have to do it. I'll keep searching and see.

Also does anyone know if there is some other forum or MTB organization for riders in Santa Barbara where I could get more input on trail maps and stuff ? Thanks.

Posted: Apr 4, 2013 at 7:29 Quote
http://velopro.com/trails/#all

good site with local reviews


http://www.trailfu.com/mountain-bike/california/santa-barbara/Default.aspx

if you have a lot of time to hit them all


http://www.sbmtv.org/

just some great info


http://www.sbbike.org/region/rides/rides.html

once you get down the hill


http://www.thedirtclub.com/

more fun than youve ever known

Posted: Apr 4, 2013 at 8:57 Quote
Thanks!! Really appreciate your help,can't wait to ride some of those trails! :Cool :


 
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