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Default Does MUni impact the trail more than MTB?

Bondo;1167567 wrote:
I've seen some photos here of people doing the MUni on very-muddy
Around here that is a big no-no.

Please consider your impact on the trail.

Does a Municycle have more or less impact on the trail than regular
Mountain Bikes?

For downhill I would think MUni does not skid as much so we are better
for the trail in that regards.

In tight turns/switchbacks though, the single point interface with the
trail may mean you grind up a bit more dirt in tight jerky turns. The
MTBers might flow through tight turns a little easier.

I'm sure some areas of the country may not consider their impact on the
trail as much. (Widening trails, double-tracking, shortcuts, deepening
trails, erosion etc)

In higher alpine environments it takes years, if-ever, for a trail to
be grown over and repaired. Much of the damage caused by MTBs, Hikers
and horses tend to be almost permanent. Horses IMO seem to be the

I do admit I have never gone and volunteered for a trail maintenance
day. I may change that this next summer for trails I use a lot. It's
only right.

Your thoughts?

I think in simple riding from a-b we do simular trail damage, good
arguements with our PSI vs their dual wheels for weight distribution. I
only disagree with your statement on tight turns, since mountain bikers
take these turns at a higher rate of speed they would have to apply the
brake often times causeing to slide creating burms in the track. I know
from my experience in mountain biking that I spend alot of time hitting
those turns with a roost to maintain my speed, or just for fun . On a
uni when you do a switch back you are allready pretty much being forced
to take it at the appropriate speed(slow), unless you are rockin a guni
or 36, in that case your just crazy.


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