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By hairylittlehobbit - Posted on 27 January 2009

I've just been to mt buller for 3 days of down hill riding/crashing. My mates and I had an awesome time there.

all rode Giant Glory Dh1's. if anyone is interested in going down its well worth it.

ps. body armour is a must, i wore some and still broke my elbow.

Little-Ditty's picture

I am researching the possibility of doing a Nobmob posted road trip to Mt Buller in Nov/Dec. Besides the Mt Buller riding, we could possibly fit in Thredbo too. I agree, Mt Buller does look tops in all of the videos I have seen. And there is more than 1 trail to ride to boot!! Smiling

PIVOT MACH 5's picture

I went to Thredbo for Australia long weekend for the first time and i had a fantastic time. Thredbo is VERY technical riding and i managed to do a few runs without stopping and actually picked up some good speed too.
In my opinion to enjoy this terrain you'd want a decent skill level and good reactions to start with or you will just get hurt.
I stopped on one run and took snaps on my phone... ill try to post them up for all to see.
I rode my 6 inch Pivot with very soft tubeless tyres and slow rebound on the shocks and this did the trick nicely. I did slide out a couple of times on some dirt stuff but Magura Marta brakes served me well when i needed them and didn't go over the bars once.

Lenny_GTA's picture

Technical wise, the thredbo downhill his similar to A-Bomb at Buller, just longer so you get to throw arm pump into the equation.

The International trail at Buller is another kettle of fish, that is a trail that makes Thredbo look like a walk in the park. I loved racing it in the nationals a few years back, but it scared the crap out of me.

hairylittlehobbit's picture

we rode international very slowly but didnt even attempt the bottom section. massive wall ride with a meter drop and a tree in front of the landing

goatman's picture

keen to try Buller at stage. Rode Thredbo for the 4th time last week with my 14yo son. He rode most of it when he was 11 on a 24" hardtail. Not as tech as most of the tracks around here.

There is a Mtn Bike festival on at Buller in March:

Flynny's picture

Yeah Thredders isn't what I'd call technical, just long.

haven't been to Buller but have heard a lot of good stuff

Little-Ditty's picture

Looks cool, especially the following stage as outlined in their "Racing Format" page:

Saturday March 22: Stage 2

"A thrilling Super-D where groups of 5 riders set off together and descend nearly 500m vertically over 6 km in a cross country style descent that’s set to rock. (A Super D is a downhill - cross country race that lacks the technical elements of a ‘proper downhill’ race and may even have a few small rises or flat sections in it but are ideal for regular 0-5 inch travel XC bikes. They are held on the type of track that when you get to the bottom you turn to your mates and say, “core-blimey, that was awesome!"

That would be unreal fun!! Laughing out loud Although an AM/FR bike would probably still be an advantage.

Pity it is such an expensive event.

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