5,268 ft
45 ft
-525 ft
Avg time

Hot X Buns Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

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
  • Altitude change
    -481 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,357 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,853 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,838 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,357 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    589 ft
  • Distance down
    4,244 ft
  • Distance flat
    379 ft
  • Avg time
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on May 6, 2017
Avg: 4.75 (11 votes)

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Hot X Buns Trail Reports

May 6, 2017 @ 12:00am
May 6, 2017
Perfect no mud in wetted areas
Apr 24, 2017 @ 4:13am
Apr 24, 2017
Pretty rutted
Jan 13, 2017 @ 9:31pm
Jan 13, 2017
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RAW Hot X Buns
1:36 | 444 | Dec 9, 2015 , Rotorua
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