Gear Grinder (05630)

3.67 out of 5
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↑ 400 ft
↓ 200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is so named for its constant switching from sharp, technical inclines to sharp,
technical declines. No matter witch way this trail is traveled, you will be in for a hard
workout or a lot of walking if you skills aren't up to par.
added by NaVorondaTrailblazer
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (3)


October 25, 2013
skelldify Gramcounter  
Review: This is a gnarly trail and it's great! As soon as you regain composure from one rock garden, another one pops up! I ride it from N to S. This makes for two spots that are definite hike a bike's for 30 feet or so. Seems like the motos avoid it.

The trail seems to end at some doubletrack the S end, but look to the left and it keeps going parallel to the doubletrack. This can be confusing if you're using the SRD map.

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September 25, 2012
jkacuba Gramcounter  
Review: A great trail in the Tijeras area. Definitely technical, but lots of fun for a short trail. The best way to ride it, in my opinion, is to start in the Cedro Peak area and connect through the Cedro Ridge trail and/or FR12 to the Crop Duster trail, which drops you onto the intersection of Gear Grinder and Bear Skat. Crop Duster (05628) is THE BEST trail at Cedro - fast, flowy and fun!

Similar Trail: Crop Duster, Coyote, Cedro Ridge

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September 17, 2012
NaVoronda Trailblazer  
Review: This has been the toughest trail I have ever ridden. The constant switching from inclines to declines was frustrating and technically challenging. This has been the only time that I have every felt the need for a Specialized Command or similar type seat post. My technical abilities will have to improve dramatically before I try to tackle this trail again. It didn't help that I did this trail at the end of my run either.

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Gear Grinder (05630) MTB Trail 3.67 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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