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good quality tires, whether they are wide or tubeless, they need to provide the grip you need. All else is minor if you have inferior grip.
My favorite trails are those that are mostly natural aggressive xc trails. tricky climbs can be as satisfying as fast downhills. I like log falls that test my limits, about two feet high, as well as tight twisty single track.
macstevens   on May 16, 2019
updated Ice house conditions to Good
 
I bought a "trigon" Chinese carbon fork about four years ago.(ebay)  I rode it mainly on gravel and snowmobile/abandoned logging roads for that time. It has taken some very hard hits in...
On the valve core hack, seems like a lot of work. I suggest a mini vice grip. I ALWAYS carry one. It has saved me countless times.
macstevens   on Jun 20, 2018
updated Earl's Trails conditions to Good
 
macstevens   on Jun 16, 2018
spec'd a bike: Kona Unit 29er
 
macstevens   on Jun 12, 2018
updated Earl's Trails conditions to Good
 
macstevens   on May 19, 2018
added a review of Middle Distance Trail
 

This trail is located on the Deerfield ridge. About 9-12 miles of single track to the north and south of...
macstevens   on May 19, 2018
answered a question about
 
I enter at col. lavalee rd. parking on side of rd. go towards gate and follow trail to right.
macstevens   on Jul 18, 2013
checked in at Earl's Trails
 
macstevens   on Jul 18, 2013
updated Earl's Trails
 
to Open.
macstevens   on Jul 9, 2013
checked in at DAR
 
macstevens   on Jun 23, 2013
checked in at Whites Reservior
 
macstevens   on Jun 23, 2013
updated Whites Reservior
 
to Open.
macstevens   on Jun 21, 2013
added a review of Charlemont trails
 

This is a great and growing area. The trails are a net work of advanced internediate single track. That being...
macstevens   on Jun 21, 2013
added a review of Red Zone
 

Fun twisting trail. There are several off camber switch backs with stee slopes that add to the fun/fear factor while...
macstevens   on Jun 21, 2013
added a review of Ice house
 

This place is a gem due to its close proximity to downtown Northampton. It is in the process of expansion....
macstevens   on Jun 21, 2013
added a review of E-stranged Moose
 

This is a part of the Charlemont system. It is to the south of the main system and is on...
macstevens   on Jun 21, 2013
updated Ice house
 
to Open.
macstevens   on Jun 16, 2013
added a review of DAR
 

DAR is one of my favorite rides within 15 mi of my house. It has some twchnical challwnges with rollers...
macstevens   on Jun 9, 2013
added a photo of DAR
 
macstevens   on Jun 9, 2013
updated DAR
 
to Open.
macstevens   on Jun 9, 2013
added a map of DAR
 
macstevens   on Jun 9, 2013
updated DAR
 
to Leaf-covered.
macstevens   on Jun 9, 2013
updated DAR
 
to Leaf-covered.
macstevens   on Jun 9, 2013
checked in at DAR
 
macstevens   on Jun 9, 2013
added a map of DAR
 
macstevens   on Jun 6, 2013
checked in at Earl's Trails
 
macstevens   on Jun 6, 2013
updated Earl's Trails
 
to Open.
macstevens   on May 30, 2013
checked in at Earl's Trails
 
macstevens   on May 30, 2013
updated Earl's Trails
 
to Open.
macstevens   on May 19, 2013
added a review of Mt toby
 

If you find the right connections there is a lot of trails here. Some good single track but mostly double/fire...
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