Taking a bit of a flyer posting on here, but since my post on MTBR.com forum got no responses I figured I'd at least try the local forum.
Getting ready to spend a few days in Santa Cruz and will be renting factory demo bikes from Santa Cruz HQ (and possibly from Ibis HQ as well). As the missus will be riding with me, we'll be sticking to tame (beginner) trails. Just wondering if anyone here had spent time riding trails in the Santa Cruz area and could offer info about the trails and the area in general. I know we'll be riding in Wilder Ranch State Park, as it's supposedly a fairly short ride up there to get into the trail system.
I've reserved an SC 5010 and a Hightower 27.5+ from the factory and will hopefully get to trade off a bit with the wife to sample both bikes. Might possibly be able to demo an Ibis Ripley as well. I'm hoping there's at least a little bit of trail that'll allow me to push these bikes slightly to see what they can do.