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    Recommend me a gear ratio for a 60 mi gravel ride on a sscx bike...

    Want to do the Rockingham Raid in NH next spring on my single speed, but curious to see what gearing people are running that have done rides like this. Currently have 39/17 for cx, but that may be too spinny. Would 42/17 be better?

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    You would need to now how steep, long the grades are.

    Maybe forum in area
    Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine

    Is this the ride?
    Raid Rockingham 100K 2013 - A bike ride in Rockingham, NH

    You can try search in Strava to

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    44 x 19 is my 'all day' gravel gear. Use it on everything, hills, mountains, and on the flat.
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    Grades and hills are not bad. Total of 3400 feet of climbing.

    It is the Raid Rockingham ride btw.

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    I ride a sscx in southern vt on gravel all the time, my typical rides are 35-40 miles with 3-4k of climbing with a 39-19. its only spinny when its flat which isn't often. its either up or bombing down.

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    I typically go with a 40x17 or 42x18 on hillier terrain gravel/dirt rides. 40x16 for more mild ad 42x16 if it's super flat.

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