Gravel bike friendly single track near Cardiff

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  • lpayne89
    Member

    Afternoon,

    Just bought a new gravel bike and was wondering if anyone knows of decent single track around castle coch/ Garth area? Used to ride up there on an MTB years ago but a lot of the trails were too rocky back then.

    Cheers

    taxi25
    Member

    There’s plenty of gravel bike friendly trails North of Cardiff. I’ve done this route on a Cyclocross bike, it makes a nice hour or two out on more or less any bike.

    Check out my activity on Strava: https://strava.app.link/TGDLC1mugY

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I don’t think there’s much that’s worth doing on a bike with less than say 40c rubber, personally. Unless you like going slowly. That route of taxi25s is a fine loop but it’s just my MTB route with the descents replaced with road 🙂

    Premier Icon SaxonRider
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    In spite of what molgrips just said, he and I have ridden a good few miles of trails with him on a rigid 29”er and me on a CX with 35mm tyres.

    It’s hard work on certain sections – especially the really rocky bits – but certainly not impossible.

    Then again, I suspect molgrips thinks I’m mad.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    It’s not impossible of course. It’s just nowhere near as much fun as doing it on a rigid 29er 🙂

    It all depends on rubber.

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