Time for a change.
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Originally Posted by AndyGrow
Just saw the drop bar option on the Burley's...looks like that's what we'll be getting...!
If you are thinking of Fire roads and tracks,I would think about straight bars. This sort of track does lead to a stray on the offroad tracks, and hopefully onto full offroad. On the bike front- No need to go to suspension front- Until the offroad bug gets you, but a stoker suspension post will be a must.
Plenty of manufacturers out there, but look at one that is the right size for the pair of you, and do try to look at the quality of wheels, as even fireroads will hammer them. For that reason, think 26" as they are inherrantly stronger. If mainly fireroad with the odd foray into road, then something like a semi-slick mountain tyre will be ok. Good enough grip on loose fireroad surface, and not too much drag on tarmac.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.