Gary Fisher Cobia: Test Ride at Aliso/Woods Canyon

This morning I headed out to one of my favorite trails in Southern California, Aliso/Woods Canyon.

I took a bunch of pictures during my ride to document what I did. All I have to say is that I had such a blast! Riding a 29er through some baby heads, switchbacks, and berms was definitely fun.

Here’s view of one of the gnarly trails there. I didn’t get to go up or down it but it sure is calling my name…

Headed up Cholla.

Here’s a shot of the nice mountains.

In between the mountains is the Pacific Ocean, it was perfect day to ride!

Now here’s the start of my favorite part of the trail, Rock-IT!

Check out the baby heads sticking out…that’s why its called Rock-IT.

Another part of Rock-It. One wrong move…down you go!

Here’s some great info at one of the Kiosks.

The overall feel of the Gary Fisher Cobia was good. I have to say its tough riding a hard tail through a rock garden, but having a 29er gave me more confidence in rolling over some of the obstacles. The climb up Cholla was super easy. I was also using the Thudbuster on the bike and man….I think I’m in love! If you have a hard tail, you NEED a Thudbuster, trust me you’ll love it!

RL Policar

RL Policar is an avid mountain biker and the Editor In-Chief of and Between the two sites, he's published well over 4,000 articles (and growing).