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Best trail center for a 120mm HT?

jon1993jon1993 Posts: 596
edited April 2013 in Routes
I live in Hull, Yorkshire so my local trail center is Dalby forest which is a great center granted but its really really rough in sections and you cant help but slow down with it being so rough and kill the fun a little. After visiting Coed y Brenin and Llandegla 2 weeks ago i relised how much more fun they where for the simple fact of them being some what smoother and more tecnical overall although i think dalbys black is harder. So my question is whats the best trail center with great tecnical sections that isnt too rough? Thank you.
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  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    Whinlatter would be nice on a 120mm FS. On a 100mm hardtail it is fun and on my 150mm FS it's probably too much bike (but still fun).
  • gregwarigregwari Posts: 230
    Hamsterleys worth a look too. Have to agree with Mcnultycop though, Winlatter would be excellent on a HT - last time I was up there I had a 100mm travel Anthem that was a blast.
    If you do head to the lakes, make a weekend of it and also do a lap of Grizedale (there's a red loop plus some more natural / bridleway stuff off the red thats good as well).
  • I have a 120mm HT. Whinlatter is great, as is Gisburn. Cannock Chase is good fun, and I coped fine with the Red Run at Stile Cop. Llandegla is all easy done, as is Grizedale although I didn't think much of the North Face trail.

    I go to Lee Quarry from time to time and enjoy it a lot, it's all rideable. Last time I went I just pottered round there without going up to Cragg Quarry, had a good time but Cragg is easily done on a HT too. However, I could defo see how a full sus would help smooth out the rough stuff there.

    Going to Coed Y Brenin and hopefully Penmachno in a couple of weeks, so I'm hoping to cope with all that no problem.

    I would guess that you could ride anywhere on a HT, full sus bikes haven't been around forever and everyone coped before they arrived (although I suppose trail centres are relatively new and some features are designed for big bikes.)
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