I’m going to be down in Western VA in a couple weeks and want to check out Bryce Bike Park one of the days I’m there. I currently have a Trek Roscoe (120mm hardtail) and I’d call myself a solidly intermediate MTB’r.
I have a couple questions for people who have more experience with this than I do.
I am planning on renting a bike (comes with Full Face and pads). Do people recommend getting a DH bike (Trek Session) or a Trail bike (Trek Remedy) for bike parks. I don’t have a ton of experience with big drops or jumps but I’m definitely looking to push that just a little.
Should I bring a hydration pack? I have a USWE Airborne 3. Or would a bottle be fine and then just fill it up at the bottom every once in a while?
I usually ride with SPDs (Lower end XCish shoe) but I have a pair of FiveTens from when I started out. Would people suggest I go with what I usually ride or go with the flat pedals?
I’m also open to any other suggestions, recommendations, or tips that anyone with more experience might have for me!