- Swinley Forest??
Was there recently, the new blue was holding up very well, as was Deer-stalker/Labyrinth surprisingly, much fun to be had.
Anything that wasn’t surfaced (including much of the the red) was hub deep gloop though. The fireroads are still negotiable so you can always bail onto them and work out your route as you go if you end up in a quagmire.Posted 4 years agothepuristSubscriber
Anything that wasn’t surfaced (including much of the the red) was hub deep gloop though
The worst bit is 4-5 on the red – at the mo it’s probably better to go straight up the fire road from the Lower Star to the Upper Star instead. Can’t think of any of the red that would be ‘hub deep gloop’ apart from that.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
The official trails are hard pack rough cobble-like surfaces and hold up well,
though a lot of breaking bumps all over the place at the moment.and the Red15 downhill section finaly has enough bumps to justify an XC bike
Just my tuppence, the braking bumps massively improve the red and the last half of the blue, theres now an element of skill involved rather than just being a case of “He who pedals, wins”.
Agree on 4-5 though, just avoid it till summer when it was quite fun and drifty!Posted 4 years agotimdbMember
Is that red section they were working on over the summer now open? Can’t remember the stage, but it’s the bit that was closed off with a detour (heading left as you went up the short climb).
The bit after Labyrinth that was shut due to nesting birds? Yes, but it’s nothing special..Posted 4 years agochipMember
My ht is currently shod in mud tyres (beavers 2.0).
Anyone know how these tyres performs on the fast hardpack bermy sections.
Usualy ride swinley on higher volume minion/high rollers which grip very well and just a bit worried that if i leave the beavers on i will lose traction and die.
Anyone ridden the hardpack on mud tyres .Posted 4 years ago
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