Reviews written by TheBikingSquirrel

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September 23, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0

Riding Dumyat has got me itching to venture further north into the mountains to ride but Dumyat itself is always a good ride with a great decent right from the wide open top to a twisty often tight decent through Mine Woods.

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TheBikingSquirrel
September 23, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Pretty good for what it is

I know I have learned a lot from riding these trails and built up my confidence immensely. Its easy to spend an afternoon here. and its great for being so close to the city - if you are from Edinburgh you probably already have ridden here but if you haven't...

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TheBikingSquirrel
September 23, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Decent

Hand dug freeride lines and some decent sized jumps in the quarry (at least for Scotland). Plenty of stuff in the surrounding woods to keep you occupied and peer pressuring your mates into riding the bigger jumps is always a hoot. Be prepared for overgrown trails but the main lines...

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TheBikingSquirrel
May 29, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
4.5
Decent

Only really a couple of stand-out bits on the red route, its good but not excellent. Descender Bender is generally pretty good but the new makeover it got last year feels a bit too artificial I think it is The Elevator that is particularly good and the last wee bits...

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TheBikingSquirrel
May 29, 2013 (Updated: May 29, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
Ae The Line Trail

Ridden it several times and it is pretty arduous but there are some great bits notably there is a really nice flowy trail called Bran Burn Bash and then the 2nd half of Omega Man which is a great freeride style trail. Maybe not worth a 3hr drive but if...

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TheBikingSquirrel
May 29, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
1.0
Awesome

A very long way from Edinburgh but well worth it. Rough on a hardtail and you are guaranteed to get arm-pump but you are also guaranteed to have a smile on your face!

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TheBikingSquirrel
May 29, 2013 (Updated: September 23, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
XC and Enduro Heaven

The Red grade cross-country trail at Innerleithen is a step up from Glentress. You will either love the climb or hate it, its pretty steep and not particularly technical but the bright side is once you get to the top of Minch Moor that's pretty much the climbing done and...

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TheBikingSquirrel
May 29, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
5.0
Big fan

Regular Glentress rider and I always have a great time there. The blue is great fun and is enough to get anyone hooked on mountain biking. Following the blue route lets you see quite a lot of the forest but the red route expands on this taking you higher and...

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TheBikingSquirrel
May 29, 2013 (Updated: October 04, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
All time

Fantastic trail centre with great red route and challenging black descent. From the scary Airs Rock to the fun flowy lower red to the lethally technical and frequently slippery rocky black trail Laggan is great fun. A long drive from Edinburgh but well worth it.

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TheBikingSquirrel
May 29, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
3.5
Red and Black Trails

In terms of difficulty the first time round the red I remember feeling it was easier than Dalbeattie Red but harder than Glentress Red so it may prove tougher if you have only ridden Glentress however it is still fully of flowy single track and exciting descents peppered with fun...

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