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    Questions about Sonoran Preserve.

    the windgate to bell pass loop looks like it could be fun.

    I was wondering if this would be considered an all mountain or XC trail?

    Seems like a very intense climb, but is the descent down bell pass worth it?

    What is there as far as technical difficulties, that earns this trail a "Puck 10"?

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    It's a solid XC trail...a few steep sections on the Bell descent but that's about it. Just have your climbing legs with you.
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    It's an all cross mountain country trail; Officially designated by the Stewards. I don't think you'll like it enough to earn "puck 10", so I wouldn't even bother with it.
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    The BP descent is definitely worth it, it's a nice, extended downhill that'll test your fork and brakes.

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    I just got off that trail within the last hour. I have a love/hate with the downhill side as I am just not a good descender. It is rocky as heck, but what isn't in the McDowells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkm View Post
    I just got off that trail within the last hour. I have a love/hate with the downhill side as I am just not a good descender. It is rocky as heck, but what isn't in the McDowells.
    Just loose rocks or like a pretty technical decent?

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    I would just call it jaringly bumpy

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    The top has some tight switchbacks with some great tread actually. About 1/3 of the way down, it gets pretty rocky, some embedded but most are loose. Once you get down 2/3, you are just rolling on typical xc stuff.


    Quote Originally Posted by PhaseSpace168 View Post
    Just loose rocks or like a pretty technical decent?

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    thanks for the info guys. Probably gonna check it out soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkm View Post
    I just got off that trail within the last hour. I have a love/hate with the downhill side as I am just not a good descender. It is rocky as heck, but what isn't in the McDowells.
    lost a half of a thread doing that trail downhill on my back wheel, hardtail...

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