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Technical level

Every route is different. Every rider is different

Based on these two ideas, we have defined two types of difficulty for each route: physical difficulty and technical difficulty. They are each broken down into 5 levels to help you decide which route is best for you.

It is particularly important that you know how to determine your physical and technical difficulty levels when selecting one of our routes. If you are at a higher level than the route you have selected, you could become bored, but if you choose a route that surpasses your level, you may not keep up with the group and it will be an inconvenience both for you and for the rest of the group.

The physical and technical difficulty levels described below (and which are clearly indicated in the file for each route) were designed with the utmost technical and scientific rigour by our team of experts educated at theINEFC - Universitat de Barcelona (National Institute for Physical Education, Catalonia)


What is my technical level?

The technical level required in each of our routes is represented by a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is the lowest level and 5 is the highest.

You can also find it by the number of colored bands in the "crown" SPINATURA.

Level 1 / 5

  • You are not entirely familiar with the brakes and gears
  • You have had only occasional contact with bikes on paths >4m wide
  • You need to stop to read and operate the GPS, or you have never used one
  • You get off the bike when you are on narrow paths when ascending and/or descending
  • You have never used cleats

Level 2 / 5

  • You know how to use the brakes and the gears
  • You have had occasional contact with bikes on paths 3-4m wide
  • You can operate the GPS while riding on flat terrain
  • You get off the bike when you are on a narrow descent
  • You do not use cleats, or you have used them but are not entirely comfortable with their use

Level 3 / 5

  • You have full control of the brakes and know which gear is appropriate for each situation
  • You habitually ride on 3-4m wide dirt paths
  • You can operate the GPS while descending
  • You ride well on terrain with certain technical difficulty both up and downhill (narrow paths, rocks, branches, roots,...)
  • You use cleats regularly, but you need to look at the pedals in order to clip in; you clip out instinctively when descending

Level 4 / 5

  • You have full control of the brakes and gears
  • You have full control on technical routes, both ascending and descending
  • You have full control of the GPS in any situation
  • You feel comfortable when descending on technical terrains, although you get off the bike in situations of extreme technical difficulty
  • Your technical capabilities are not affected by physical intensity
  • You clip in and out intuitively, even when descending

Level 5 / 5

  • You have full control of the brakes and gears
  • You have full control on all types of terrain and surfaces
  • You have full control of the GPS in any situation
  • You enjoy your ride even if it is entirely technical (singletracks and narrow paths with variable surfaces and continuous obstacles), and you rarely need to get off the bike
  • Your technical capabilities are not affected by physical intensity
  • You clip in and out intuitively, even when descending
  • You have participated in competitions.
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