Noc­tur­nal mis­sions are keep­ing rid­ing fun

Mountain Biking UK - - LONG-TERM RIDES -

For me, the best thing about night rid­ing is the way the dark­ness makes the rel­a­tively tame trails in my lo­cal woods feel like warp-speed, knife-edge hero lines! Even with a bonkers-pow­er­ful Gemini Ti­tan to light the way, ev­ery­thing seems faster, rougher and more un­pre­dictable. It’s harder to pick the right line when you can’t clearly make out the next cor­ner, let alone what’s around it! These noc­tur­nal mis­sions make me ap­pre­ci­ate the Ge­nius’s 150mm of rear travel, which feels like overkill on the same trails in day­light. I need to ex­per­i­ment with tyre pres­sures a bit though, to get more grip on the wet roots and leaf-shrouded rocks. www.scott-sports.com

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