- Dyfi Enduro Alternatives
I’ve done the Dyfi for the last three years but have to go to a wedding that weekend this year 😥
Can anyone recommend an enduro i should enter solo which comes close for atmosphere, trails etc
Oh and i know i could MTFU, not go, make them move the date its only a wedding etc etc.Posted 9 years agomtbmattMember
The Rough Ride is nothing like the Dyfi, although it is a good one.
Dyfi – Steep, slated, forestry descents with easy gradient climbing.
Rough Ride – Open moorland with fast, non-technical descents and some killer climbs.
The Beast is OK, but lots of road. The Brechfa enduro is good, using the man-made trails in the forest but also some other bits. To be honest there isn’t really anything like the Dyfi. Not anymore anyway, if the Blackmill Ratrun comes back, then thats the closest thing.Posted 9 years agopeteimprezaSubscriber
The Rough Ride is not a suitable alternative to the Dyfi IMHO.
The RR is well organised and does have a great atmosphere.
However, and it is a big however, the course is tame compared to the Dyfi, offering little or no technical challenge. In fact I would go as far as to say I have never been so bored on a bike.
I am more than a little annoyed at not being able to do the Dyfi this year but once was more than enough for the RR. Never again.Posted 9 years ago
Don’t do the rough ride if you want a mountain bike ride, as its a non technical slog over moorlands, very very dull. Only course duller I’ve done would be the Builth Wells Merida
Exmoor explorer is worth a look, but the tracks aren’t as hard/fun as the Dyfi which is pretty unique.
The Rat run if it comes back, was a bit like the Dyfi on steroids with a bit of PCP problem, it was very hard in terms of distance/endurance and difficulty of the tracks, god knows how many people hurt themselves but I should imagine it was quite a lot.Posted 9 years ago
Yeah – the info on the website recommends a “light weight endurance bike” with 5″ travel, whatever that means! I’m sure you could do it on a HT and have just as much fun. Just be a bit slower assuming they’ve put some proper rocks in 😉
Not quite sure what to expect but it sounds fun.Posted 9 years ago
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