Dangerous and explosive and just wide enough for a set of handle bars.
The name gives says it all – Detonate is dangerous, explosive and just wide enough for a set of handle bars.
It is steep, rocky and requires finesse, skill and courage to ride well. Detonate starts on Flickity Sticks Upper (not far from the Black Stump shuttle drop-off) and finishes on the lower section of Flickity Sticks.
Detonate starts up on a ridge overlooking Derby, a few pedal strokes in and your pointing straight down a massive granite rock slab that’s slightly off camber and has you guessing whether or not your tyres are going to grip or slip. You get catapulted off the slab into some trademark World Trail whoops before hitting a couple of nice loose flat corners. You then have to keep your eyes up while picking your way over a bunch of natural boulders and loose right corners. Then you turn down in to the signature feature of the trail, the handle bar width chute that gets you stressing about scraping your pinky fingers off. A few more tight steep corners then spit you out on to the Flickity Sticks trail.