I'm very much a novice when it comes to mountain biking. By novice I mean I have absolutely no experience of this. I have two questions
Are there any trails within commute from Manchester that are suitable for novices?
Is my bike suitable for trail work?
I find the bike is very hard to control on the trails. I'm constantly fighting with the bike to keep it on the trail. I could hear the back wheel constantly being tortured. This bike was serviced by me under supervision of a qualified bike mechanic @ a bike repair class. However I found the brakes aren't really that effective on the trail.