Sections 3 and 4, Five Finger Mountain, Taipei 16

Taipei's steepest, gnarliest trail. Roots on roots on roots. Watch Section 5 of the Five Finger Mountain trail here

Credit: Lee Trumpore
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16 comments
  • chasingtrailfew

    7/18/2016 10:19 AM

    @generallee What shorts are you wearing here?

  • bizutch

    12/22/2015 7:52 PM

    @general lee How many GoPro's did you wind up using? I can tell at least two, but at times it looked like you had 3. Looking at snagging the Session 4 and am guessing at least one was a 4?

  • general lee

    12/22/2015 8:33 PM

    Just one. It's a Session 4

  • Md Nasron_Md Noor

    12/21/2015 7:45 AM

    How long is the trail. What is the elevation start and finish

  • general lee

    12/21/2015 7:58 AM

    For the entire trail it's about 12k top to bottom with an elevation difference of 2000ft. The trail rolls a bit in places and has about 800ft of total climbing so you end up with 2800 ft of total descending.

  • Johan_Norberg

    12/21/2015 7:12 AM

    While dry everything but the first trial feature it wouldnt be much a problem for most but give it some nice slick mud and rain...........seem to atleast be fairly straight and not to much off camber

  • general lee

    12/21/2015 7:16 AM

    That's the 'GoPro effect'

  • Shiner

    12/20/2015 7:42 PM

    Lee, or anyone with the info, what rear hub is that bike set up with!?
    Bucket list trails.

  • general lee

    12/20/2015 8:45 PM

    Nothing special, standard DT 240
    Full spec here: http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/general-lee,957/setup,28278?ptab

  • inchhighj

    12/20/2015 3:45 PM

    Amazing, pretty sure I walked this trail and others like it a couple of years ago in Taiwan but couldn't rent or hire a decent mountain bike for shit in a bustling metropolis with loads of bike stores...

  • Startgas

    12/20/2015 12:28 PM

    That bike is quiet!

  • depeche4

    12/20/2015 11:19 AM

    Looks like so much fun! How is that push rear shock?

  • general lee

    12/20/2015 8:52 PM

    Fantastic, though I can't make any comparison to other coil options as I've previously only used an air shock. I've never been one for climbing switches so instead mine alternates between two different DH settings. Much has been made of the dual valve for climbing/descending prowess but where I appreciated it most was in setup. It can be run with identical settings on each and then changes can be made to one valve at a time making it easy to toggle back and forth instantly to feel the difference.

  • bikeboardorblade

    12/20/2015 10:05 AM

    Can you imagine that in the wet?

  • Luke_Lu

    12/21/2015 12:42 AM

    I used to ride that trail in the wet, in a much much slower speed of course... But it's a lot of fun sliding around XD

  • sspomer

    12/20/2015 9:23 AM

    nasty! well done, Lee.