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Enduro / All Mountain Route Grading System



The Lavatrax Route Grading System

We have created a route grading system which consists of two elements:

1-the technical difficulty of the ride based upon the trail conditions and obstacles that you are likely to encounter on the ride; 

2-the perceived level of fitness required to complete the ride.


In some cases, the fitness score is loaded a little due to the route having a tough climb at some point, so if you see a route that you like the sound of, but are not sure that you meet the suggested fitness level, then please ask for advice.


Technical Difficulty Grades


 Level 1 - Reasonably smooth surface requiring only basic bike handling skills and the ability to use brakes and gears effectively


Level 2 - Some loose surfaces may be encountered which require the rider to have some previous exposure to off road biking


Level 3 -Some loose surfaces may be encountered and some sections of single-tracks which require the rider to have some previous

exposure to off road biking


Level 4 - Extended single-track sections with the possibility of drops and steps up to 30cm. Good understanding of line choice, bike positioning and rider weight distribution required.


Level 5 - Full on rocky terrain with tight switchbacks, loose rocky descents and larger drops or trail obstacles. Regular black route riders only.


Fitness Level Grades


 Level 1 - In good health, can manage a brisk walk whilst maintaining a conversation


Level 2 - Average fitness, takes some regular excercise


Level 3 - Above average fitness. Rides or takes fairly strenuous exercise on a regular basis


Level 4 - Mr or Mrs Fit! Rides for a couple of hours 2 or 3 times a week, or takes similar durations of other types of exercise


Level 5 - Super Fit! Racer or serious fitness fans.