Blaenau Ffestiniog new downhill tracks – Architrail
Northwind – Member
It is 90% gravel, it’s just that some of the gravel is as big as a fridge.
TBH a lot of that full run vid isn’t to my taste, I can’t jump for toffee and it seems very jumpy. But that hardly makes it bad. Actually it makes me bad! It’ll be a wee bit disappointing if they’re all along those lines to be fair, but still it’ll be a great facility and an awful lot better than no dh tracks.
Riding jumpy trails WILL teach you to jump.Posted 5 years ago
I’d sooner have a pile of rocks- I’ve never bothered to get good at jumping because I don’t find it that interesting tbh. Just a matter of taste… So I reckon some of these tracks might not be for me but not because there’s something wrong with them- there’s lots of perfectly good stuff I don’t like 😉Posted 5 years agoschbeembMember
Great link thanks Grum.
This really is looking like it has something for everyone. And on A and B line, those smoother bits will be a welcome break after you’ve done 7 or more runs when the wrists and hands start to hurt.
Anyone moaning needs to get a life; this is fantastic for the sport and Snowdonia and is sure to be a success.
Just think of the riding you have in that area now? From Coed-y-Brenin and Gwdyr to Penmachno or a push up Snowdon .. to this …
Brilliant.Posted 5 years agomc11asMember
hi, I visited the centre on the opening weekend after a day riding cat coed e brenin.
We didn’t book and were very lucky to get places on the uplift due to a few dropping out.
I’m more of an xc rider more than downhill and i found the blue and red trail fantastic, it’s very steep in places, fast, full of berms, jumps and drop offs even more extreme on the black sections.
I mainly stuck to the blue and red trail for the day and had bags of fun, the black run was certainly a massive step up on difficulty than the others but it did look good.
Advice for anyone heading down, knee and elbow pads a must, i would recommend a full face even though i took an enduro helmet.
Bikewise is entirely up to you , i took my trek fuel with 120mm suspension and it was good fun but to be honest it was a mixed bag on the day, some people sticking to the black trail on bigger bikes and others enjoying the other routes.
All in all a belting day and i will be returning..
paulPosted 5 years ago
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