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Mountain Biking

singlefin
February 24, 2018 01:45PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 642

I finally got my mountain bike delivered!
My father tore up Sedona AZ with it and now that he's 75, he's dropped back to road biking. Ironically enough, it's a Santa Cruz.
Is there more than just Freedom City Bicycles in Fredricksted for parts and accessories?
Thx

Re: Mountain Biking

ernieandmaryjo
February 27, 2018 11:38AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 112

There's a store (can't remember the name) on the road to Seaborne in Christiansted, on the corner on the right side near the shanty. They sell fishing gear and marine supplies as well as bikes and bike parts/supplies.

Re: Mountain Biking

islandjoan
February 27, 2018 12:18PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,488

I believe it's called Valmy Thomas but don't remember if it even has a sign.

Re: Mountain Biking

singlefin
February 27, 2018 08:14PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 642

I'll check it out.
Thanks

Re: Mountain Biking

RevFD
February 27, 2018 11:47PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 82

Not sure what parts you need, but Santa Cruz parts are hard to come by even from their own dealers. I usually order from the company directly.

Re: Mountain Biking

gvsu09cj
February 28, 2018 10:18AM

Registered: 3 months ago
Posts: 5

Out of curiousity, are you using your MTB on the road or are there off road MTB trails to ride on? How are the roads on STX for a road bike?

I am contemplating relocating down there and these are two things I enjoy doing. Thanks.

Re: Mountain Biking

RevFD
February 28, 2018 02:35PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 82

There are hiking trails and plenty of dirt roads to ride on. Lots of steep hills. Not sure if there are any man-made or designated mtb trails. I would ask on the VI Bike and Trails group on FB.

I imagine road biking is a bit sketchy since most roads are twisty and narrow, have no shoulders, and tons of potholes that eat skinny tires. Personally, I would only ride early AM and in a group for visibility. I've seen people riding on the East End, but never looked into it since my road bike is off island.

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Bombi
February 28, 2018 03:11PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,104

Get some Kevlar tires as the kasha thorns are everywhere. I bought them through Walmart, tubes too.

optimist with low expectations on STX

Re: Mountain Biking

islandjoan
February 28, 2018 03:26PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,488

kasha thorns = Acacia thorns

Re: Mountain Biking

RevFD
February 28, 2018 03:51PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 82

Excellent point! (Especially if riding tubeless.)

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