5,092 ft
Distance
37 ft
Climb
-520 ft
Descent
00:09:24
Avg time

Hot X Buns Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #634 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking

Fast and flowing with a few technical sections to keep you honest. Minimal pedalling required, except for a gully which you straight line down to carry as much speed as possible in order to get up the other side.

The trail handles rain well due to its coarse, loamy soil. In summer it develops some serious high speed braking bumps and takes on a different nature. There are plenty of different lines, so the more you ride it - the more dialed in you'll be able to make your line choices.

Towards the end there is a side option called Bandy Line. It is to your right after a traverse as you come into a fast, straight bumpy section which is the main track. Bandy Line has some tricky tight corners, and a drop which is getting bigger every year as the rain undercuts the landing. Scope it first - don't ride it blind or if it's above your abilities. Bandy Line joins back onto the main line for the final straight which fires you at speed into the intersection at the bottom of Direct where you probably started from.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starts from the top of Direct Rd. Most often access by climbing Direct Rd, it can also be reached from the other side, with Sidewinder joining the western side of Direct road and a short, mellow climb to the high point.

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More Stats for Hot X Buns mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -483 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,390 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,880 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,873 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,391 ft
  • Grade
    -9.5%
  • Grade max
    -73.7%
  • Grade min
    12.5%
  • Distance climb
    774 ft
  • Distance down
    3,537 ft
  • Distance flat
    630 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:43
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on Aug 3, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (30 votes)
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      Hot X Buns Trail Reports

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      Aug 3, 2022 @ 1:34am
      Aug 3, 2022
      Trail is now open
      Jul 22, 2022 @ 3:59pm
      Jul 22, 2022
      Some trail work in here very recently bit smoother around a few of the rooty bits
      Jul 8, 2022 @ 4:36pm
      Jul 8, 2022
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 2:44pm
      Jun 23, 2022
      Jun 1, 2022 @ 1:21pm
      Jun 1, 2022
      reporter
      2 Trees Cleared CK/AF
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 15 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 513 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
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      • 5,683 rides
      • Last: Aug 11, 2022

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      1 Review & Comments

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      Dizo (Aug 29, 2017 at 0:38)
      Pretty wet with some big puddles. Lots of fun tho.
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