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Red Bull

Average Rating:    (3.86 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Technical singletrack, (Man made)!!! Long fireroad climb at start followed by three long fast sections of singletrck up another fireroad, up some singletrack up more fireroad and up more singletrck, then come tothe last awsome descent, singletrack and really fast, with huge built up berms, drop offs and technical sectios.
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Trail Length
7 mile laps
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Dollgellau
   


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Review Date
November 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Michael , from UK/Germany

Summary:
The Red Bull is advertised as the adrenalin junkies fun park but in reality it is as some previous reviewers have stated a trial that gives beginners as real taste as to what MTBing is all about. The start is mainly a fire road climb and then follows some single track interspersed with more fireroads. The desending is rocky but nothing that get those butt cheeks clenching if you know what I mean. If you are an experienced MTber then the Red Bull provides a good warm up to the other trails to be had in the area. What the Red Bull and the other trails are though a very well constructed year round courses which drain well. In the summer you would probably find better in the surrounding countryside but as we all know summer tends to last for at best 2 weeks in the UK (especially in Wales) so full marks to the builders. One last footnote. I went there as it was the ONLY place in the UK that was open to MTBing because of F&M so they deserve five chillis just on that basis.

Recommended Route:
No choice when I was there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you are a more experienced rider then the MBR trail is much better. The descending I really enjoyed and it flows much better than the RB. The Karrimor was still closed when I went so can't comment. It is clear that the skill in building the trails is increasing as each new one is opened.



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Review Date
November 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: jimbo , from burnley

Summary:
It's good, but not that good... The sort of thing that gives the beginner a good overview of the sport, well reccomended for the first few hours of a fledgling MTBRER. Yes, there is a fair amount of fireroad, but hang on,, how else can you link the sections? Ski lifts? granted, it would be nice if the fireroads were just the uphills, but the whole trail is hardly a dicks length long anyway.. The sort of thing that is nice to have as your evening ride, but it is in the middle of wales and most of us do not live there.. Busy, but so what? i like rip arseing past the rabbits as I hare along.. Pity that it is almost all singltrack. (the fun bits) I prefer to do "in flight" overtaking manovers ala duel slalom style.. Nothing worse that being stuck behind a drone rider when you want to fly.. Although yopu can sometimes hop the fallen comrades.. As for the actual funfilled parts, I found them OK but I would only give them 7/10 because they did not FLOW. The jumps were not well spaced for the standard of rider to be expected, often ill located on bends and with some landing sites that would not be friendly. Not easy to get flow when you have to concentrate on distracting vegetation (overgrown) and have to bust your lungs pedalling till the last minute to get air on some pretty phallic jumps. then worry about how the hell will you stop in time for the next obstacle.. should not be like that, it could have been so much better,... (maybe I'm just a shite rider?) I have seen 14 year old kids make much superior flowing double rackers in the local dirt park so sodf this for a "profeesional" effort.. Sorry, its a case of this REd bull not giving me the sort of wings I am used to.. then agian, it did have fott in mouth when I went.. The car park? Super, my dog did a few good turds in it, and the went some way to repelling the hordes of poseurs who gave the place the aura of a trendy gay bar.. The major population explosion wah of course the FLYING PESTS.

Recommended Route:
Cant go wrong..

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pack the INSECT repellant!!!!!!



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Review Date
October 8, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: PSB , from NZ

Summary:
Distance showed 8.9 miles on my speedo.
Some of the best single track descents I have been on, in a beautiful area, strung together by fir roads.
I have seent he complains about too much fire road, but it did not seem unreasonable to me. Karrimor was worse for this. I just got the the impressions the fire road allowed you to get quickly from one descent to the other.
The descents are cool, rocky, and sufficiently technical, and it finishes up with a run down the slalam course.
And, it is short enough to go and do it again. Definitely go and check it out.

Recommended Route:
Follow the markers from Forest Info Centre

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Karrimor, MBR



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Review Date
May 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Georg , from England

Summary:
The Red Bull Trail starts with an exhausting uphill climb which zig-zags up the valley until you finally reach the top where there is an amazing view out over the forest and the surrounding valleys. However, there is more than just uphill, with exhilerating, breathtaking descents and dangerous technical sections that would challenge even the best mountain biker.
The red bull trail truely is an unmissable experience.

Recommended Route:
Red Bull Trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Karrimor Trail- A extremely long track on road and on forest paths, TRUELY EXHAUSTING!



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Review Date
April 22, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Steve , from Kendal

Summary:
Follow the posts. BUT, far too many fire road downs. singletrack is fantastic while it lasts, but there is far too much fire road shite. MBR and Karrimore get it for me. At least fire roads only go up on these! Wouldn't miss not doing the red bull again, but seem to do it every time we visit Coed!!

Recommended Route:
Oh really? Follow the posts

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Karrimore and MBR - forget the Bull



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