2016 RNineT Classic
@Parkblu I salute you for taking the RNineT out to those excursions, although it will reach its limits relatively early. These tires help, but the rest of the bike will be really beat up and that’s probably not worth it. I’d recommend to rent lighter models instead from people like RawHyde, Ride Adventure or others and pick the level of difficulty according to your confidence. There are plenty of great sandpits even here in the US: CABDR, Cabo, Colorado etc. Honestly, I hardly would want to use my own bike for those hardcore trails. Too much stuff just falls off or gets scratched easily.Sunday I was able to cake more mud on my bike Then the devil got into me and I attacked a sandy two-lane track between two canals in the Everglades. That had quite the pucker factor - loose sand is not something I know how to handle (yet?). I read I'm supposed to "float" the tires over sand, but with murky ditches on both sides I did not have the nerve to speed up. But I made it.
Did I mention I need off-road training? No?
Another plus: no alligaters in those other places out West😉