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Old 07-31-16, 12:00 PM   #1
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Air Line Trail (South) - which bike

I'm thinking about taking the Connecticut southern Air Line Trail, East Hampton to Willimantic, perhaps 40 miles roundtrip. My question is on the bike to use. I'd like to take a hybrid with Gatorskin tires but no suspension. Is that OK or should I be using a MTB?
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The hybrid bike would be better but it depends on the size/width of your tires, that section would be ok on 28's, it is mostly packed stone dust and sand. That said, I usually recommend 32 minimum for most of the trail. I myself prefer 38's. MTB and suspension is not needed and is really overkill.
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I'm thinking about taking the Connecticut southern Air Line Trail, East Hampton to Willimantic, perhaps 40 miles roundtrip
ever do it?
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As it turns out, I didn't. It seemed there was always a different ride that interested me and I never got around to it. If you end up taking the trail, let me know if it's as good as it appears.
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let me know if it's as good as it appears
I think so, at least the part I rode. 121 Riverside Drive Thompson CT North to MA

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I rode it from East Hampton to Rte. 207 in Lebanon in September on a fully loaded touring bike with 700x35's. A couple of soft sandy areas but mostly hard packed. No real problems.
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