The way my pack, gravity, frame shape and my desire for minimal breakdown all mesh, I played around with the idea of putting the front shock down:
|Left pedal and both wheels off...the bike is secured well where a normal person would put a snowboard|
|This actually feels pretty good on my back. The pack is a bit large but will work. The shock sticks way out but the seat at its normal height actually provides a pretty good counterbalance of sorts.|
If the trail is truly a wide double track as I have been told by a former Flagstaff native, then I am good with the wide load. If not, I have some repacking and probably more (NOOOOO!!!!!) breaking down of the bike to do.
Here are some pics with the wheels on. My concern is bending the rotors so I will mail this thermarest to Tusayan to keep the wheels offset and I secured them so there is no movement. The thermarest keeps the wheels from touching eachother and the frame, but I am still a little sketch about protecting the rotors....
Ideas? Thoughts? Help?
|A recipe for a bent rotor at the north rim?|
|Lots of head clearance|
|Front view with wheels on|
Too wide a load for the canyon? Rotors? Other issues? What am I overlooking/need to consider??