Advanced trails, what to expect
Red BikePark trails are suited to the advanced mountain bike rider; they require a high level of well-developed bike handling skills as they consistently entail difficult riding on all manner of surfaces. Advanced trails may feature fast machine built flow sections or be more naturally technical in style and appearance. Trails often feature a mixture of these styles and are made up from a combination of long steep descents, loose variable trail surfaces, and numerous natural and manmade obstacles including timber structures.
- Red grade BikePark trails are suitable for: Advanced level mountain bikers with well-developed and honed off-road bike handling skills used to riding technically demanding and difficult trails.
- Bike required: Good quality, well maintained off-road mountain bikes with hydraulic disc brakes. Mid to long travel (140mm to 200mm) modern full-suspension all-mountain or downhill bikes recommended.
- Trail and surface types: Descending singletrack trails over steep and tough terrain, with constant technicality. Noticeably rougher surfaces than Blue grade trails, expect very variable surface types and a high frequency of natural and manmade obstacles.
- Gradients and technical trail features: You can expect some steep descents of a challenging nature, technical terrain with natural features such as rock gardens and large and numerous exposed roots, as well as manmade trail features such as large berms, timber features and large advanced jumps and drops.
- Suggested skill level: An advanced level of skill is required; riders must be confidently able to handle off-cambers, larger drops, jumps and steep gradients, with an ability to control the bike over very uneven and often slippery trail surfaces.