Video: Team Aston Hill - Summer

Aug 24, 2014
by Friction Media  

With summer in full flow we head out with the guys and girls at Team Aston. The Team have been taking advantage of the small summer break visiting Europe, taking part in Enduro races and just getting out and having bike on their bikes.

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We caught up with the guys at Aston Hill and Woburn Sands bike Park, which has just recently re-opened. (For more details on Woburn check their Facebook Page.)

Glenroy Martin - Pushing back up to hit the hip jump at Woburn.

Suzanne Lacey - Focused.

Glenroy Martin - "I can't whip that way."

Suzanne Lacey - Going big.

With only a few more races left on this seasons calendar this quiet time has fired the team up to finish it off well. Come and join the Team at their own race at Aston Hill September 7 for more details follow this link.... CLICK

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  • 17 7
 Is it just me or does a dh bike seem like total overkill for Aston Hill?
  • 14 18
flag BlindDannyJohnson (Aug 24, 2014 at 11:43) (Below Threshold)
 It's just you. I'm an Aston Hill local and 90% of people riding the DH tracks ride them on DH bikes. People do ride them on all sorts of different bikes however including hard tails. It comes down to what you want to ride and what you have most fun riding. So in conclusion your comment was pointless, wrong and stupid. Nice try though.
  • 11 0
 It's an awkward one , holding some of the lines on the big root sections are worthy of a DH bike but the corners suit a shorter wheel base much more , I allways have fun there on my DH bike anyway ! Also that 360 wash out on surface to air looked fucking awesome !
  • 10 7
 I don't why you're getting mad, captain autism - it was an honest observation. So sorry to imply a track that you didn't even build isn't technical.
  • 3 1
 I ride dh in the south of England and have been riding Aston for several years - you can definitely justify a dh bike for most of the tracks there.
  • 3 1
 Just ride what you want to ride. It really doesn't matter if you are having fun.
  • 7 8
 @ MangoSentinel it's just one of those bullshit things people say to try and make themselves look like they're an amazing rider when no one else actually cares. A lot of unpaid work and effort goes into Aston Hill by a lot of people dedicated to making it one of the best DH venues in the South of England which it is. There's just no need for a comment like yours other than to show off and diss good people's work. Also I don't know where autism comes into it?
  • 4 0
 I think it's more of a case of, if you have a DH bike to ride you may as well use it, but you 100% do not NEED a DH bike there, a lot of people ride enduro bikes down and pedal back up, going just as fast, if not faster, than a lot of guys on full DH rigs. I've taken all sorts of bikes there, DH is the most fun, Enduro gets you the most time on the bike by far, hardtail is f*cking rowdy!
  • 2 0
 I guess I'm one of the 10% that does not ride it on a DH bike! In all honesty it can be bloody hard work when it gets steep in the bottom half of the runs (root cannel being the prime example which is not featured in the vidio) on all mountain/enduro rig but it can be done, just not as fast. Still ride with full face and body armer as the more you push the more likely and worse off the offs are.
  • 1 0
 Yeah 8" seems a bit much you can do it all on a hard tail just about, I did the whole of surface to air including all of the drops and the endersender on my jump bike and I did the black but that defiantly needed some suspension but it's down to preference in the end and it was not that enjoyable on a hard tail
  • 3 0
 I've ridden all the tracks on both a ht and dh bikes but the latter is more fun. Surface to air has quite a few braking bumps now (well, earlier this year it did).
To anyone thinking of hitting Aston hill for the first time who has a choice of bike, go with the most suspension. It is a great dh trail centre.
  • 1 0
 Yeah the braking bumps near the top of S2A are pretty damned big now , I tried to hop over them and landed with a wheel in each hole and almost stopped Razz
  • 1 0
 Hahaha the biggest one is now after the steps i went down them on my 24" and was startled when half my wheel disappeared into the braking bump and i went flying over the handlebars
  • 1 0
 Slick edit as always, but was that all filmed on the hill???
  • 1 0
 As in the description, some was at Woburn too.
  • 1 0
 That hip at woburn looks like a beaut
  • 1 0
 when was this filmed? I heard Woburn got flattened?
  • 1 0
 It been opened recently again Wink
  • 1 0
 result. getting down there asap.

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