Review by: Downisthenewup on 12 September 2016
Like being hit with a wet fish
So it starts off quite XC and climby with some narrow smooth runs. Then it gets a little more technical. Near the end it gets very technical before hitting a DH style section that is the nuts...sketchy slate, gnarly and fast. just leaves you wanting more. I think its worth riding the XC to do that last section. Didn't try any of the non-trail Enduro sections....next time!
Review by: Bluefen on 31 October 2011
I'm pretty new to the mountain biking scene so decided to take this one in today after doing red/black at Llandegla last week. Firstly the trail is easy to find - well signposted with a good car park (which was empty today). The trail itself is largely some fairly steep climbs interceded with some fun red route sections finishing on a large black run (mostly downhill). The climb ups are fairly steep so a good level of fitness is required (I'm reasonably fit so it felt like a good workout). The red runs are good fun not hugely challenging but today was pretty wet so there was plenty of slipping and sliding. The route is pretty well marked although some sections the markers are weather worn so keep an eye out. The final black run is much more technical and advanced than the Black in Llandegla especially as it was very wet and slippy today - some really nice jumps but there is a large rocky incline that got the better of me (and my knee in the process)... the final berms was great fun and not for the feint hearted novice... will go back as I think this will provide a good marker for progress but novices beware of the black section... even though I am averagely fit I completed the trail in around 80 mins in the wet (so it's a long way to go for 80 min workout - for me anyway)
Review by: arawn on 11 September 2011
epic last decent
i live bout 15 mins from this trail and its not the best of trails wales has to offer but its not a bad trail. i only do the last decent on my downhillbike and its so easy to either uplift/push/ride back up and session it again. seing as there is little maintenance happening at the moment the last decent is very rough and great for downhill bikes along witht he xc bikes offering a challenging last section but great fun. dont wait for a dry day to ride this, the trail is never dry!
Review by: adameveit on 12 July 2011
Biking weekend in Wales is this the best Wales has to offer?
Great views lots of fire paths lots of incline not really many good decline trails the black section at the end was not worth doing again. Not going back
Review by: timfraser on 6 September 2010
Great fun and a challange to those that like to ride fast
Managed to find the trail straight off which is great after a 2 hour drive behind lorries and caravans! Enjoyed my day out at Cli-machx and will add it to list of N Wales rides to do again. I enjoyed being able to do the long down hill section again, missing out the other sections that I did first.
The Beast/Red Dragon at Coed has much more to offer especially the new exceptionally long down hill section that goes on and on.
Cli machx is a good warm up track to those travelling and arriving late afternoon who want to get a ride in before it goes dark. It will give you a warm up for the Red Dragon or the Beast for the next day.