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The Gap, Brecon

garethwdgarethwd Posts: 52
edited June 2015 in Routes
Planning on doing the Gap this weekend! Hoping someone who has done this route before can advise?

From what ive seen it appears to be a very rocky decent. Question is. is it rocky enough to warrant sticking 2.4 chunkey monkeys on in place of my current 2.25 smorgasbord tyres? Im riding a 140mm full suss On one codeine


On One Codeine

On One Parkwood

My babies :)


  • crakercraker Posts: 1,739
    You'll be fine on what you've got. Yes it is lumpy at the top, you'll be wanting to pick a good line and maybe slow down a bit.

    I had a pinch flat up there last year, so ride tubeless or take a spare inner tube (or, like me, sit and repair a double puncture as you've got the wrong spare tube).
  • garethwdgarethwd Posts: 52
    Cheers...saves me a job then and some tyre sealant :)
    On One Codeine

    On One Parkwood

    My babies :)
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Smorgasbord will be fine for the descent and better for the rest of the ride. Keep the speed up on the rocky section, your more likely to pinch flat or crash if you're on the brakes.
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