Mabie Mountain Bike Trail Centre

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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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Maybe Mabie
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
Have ridden parts of the blue and red.
Night riding here is great - fond memories of lighting up on contour climb.

User Review

Good Points
Great Skills area
Toilets
Play park
Bad Points
Not a lot of single track on the blue.
Would you recommend?
Yes
Final bit of The Ridge
End of butter hole climb
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Mabie Red run
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
Had a good evenings ride here while away on holiday. Good first climb & a decent descent which maybe worth a few goes to get the speed right up. Liked the singletrack climbs and the section called descender bender and the one after (drop to the river) were fantastic. Flowy, fast berms with plenty of little rollers to pop off. I felt it meandered a bit after this but there were a few good sections to finish.

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Good Points
Fast descents, rocky climbs, a few tricky rooty sections & good facilities for the minis
Bad Points
Felt like it meandered a bit in the middle of the red trail. Last descent was not as good as others e.g descender bender
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Good family trails
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
The red trail at Mabie benefits from one of the most fun sections in the whole of the 7 Stanes- Descender Bender, a great flowing section in three parts with many berms and jumps. The final traverse/descent is good but beware the Bad Step.

The route is mostly less technical than the other Stanes and the surroundings are slightly different being mainly in broadleaf woodland rather than conifers- i guess it could get a bit slippery with fallen leaves around. If done at a good speed with minimal rest stops the trail has good flow and fireroad is kept to a minimum.

The blue trail is easy enough to ride for beginners but has no real fun sections- the singletrack is quite short and doesnt make up enough of the route.

User Review

Good Points
Variety of trail grades
decent length of route
nicer forest than other trail centres
Bad Points
Blue lacking in fun sections
Would you recommend?
Yes
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mabie...definitely
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
rode here last year and enjoyed the ride even though it didnt throw anything at you to challenging, one of those places that is perfect for the rider who is just getting into red routes as opposed to the seasoned trail shredder! that being said i would recommend anyone to ride it as there is certainly alot of fun to be had here

User Review

Good Points
smooth flowing
good red and freeride park
Bad Points
a bit more technical stuff needed
Would you recommend?
Yes
B
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Decent
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
4.5
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 of descent. The Northshore stuff has always been wet or otherwise closed when I have been there but I would love to give it a shot at some point.

User Review

Good Points
Great skills and freeride park and mini 4X is good fun
Decent red route
Always a good day out
Bad Points
Wish there was a bit more for more advanced riders and not just Northshore like more techy trails
Would you recommend?
Yes
T
Top 50 Reviewer 10 reviews
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Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.5
Great red loop and fun 4x track. Don't waste your time on the dark side though. It isn't maintained very well and it is generally way way too techy for your average rider. I have gone through far too many rear mech hangers up there and the shore is miles away from the trail center- it's a long walk back!

Descents on the red loop are fast, fun with plenty of big berms and a couple of neat jumps.

The cafe make genuinely good coffee which is a rarity in Dumfries.

User Review

Good Points
Red loop
4x track
skills loop
cafe
hidden trails
Bad Points
sippery north shore
shortness of red loop
Would you recommend?
Yes
G
Top 100 Reviewer 2 reviews
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Mabie Red
(Updated: February 28, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
Good all round trail, good flow, nice riding.

User Review

Good Points
Plenty of singletrack, no massive climbs
Bad Points
cant think of anything major, maybe no sections that stand out as epic.
Would you recommend?
Yes
S
Top 10 Reviewer 50 reviews
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