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    Pisgah 111 single speed question

    I'm doing the 111 next month and am wondering if the same gear I race oramm on is the same gear to race the 111 on. Has anyone done both? Is the amount of climbing similar?
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    I have not done the 111K, but I have done PMBAR, Double Dare, and ORAMM on a SS. I used the same gearing for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aircooled View Post
    I have not done the 111K, but I have done PMBAR, Double Dare, and ORAMM on a SS. I used the same gearing for all.
    I ride a 29er SS. What gear ratio did you use? I'm thinking of doing the 55.5km. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by aircooled View Post
    I have not done the 111K, but I have done PMBAR, Double Dare, and ORAMM on a SS. I used the same gearing for all.
    Good info thanks!

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    I rode a 29er SS for a year or so and changed gearing several times.

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    20 x 42 should be safe.
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    I wanted something I could grind all day so I went 34X17








    Just kidding. 32X22 on a 29er

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    Pisgah 111 single speed question

    So you use the same gear for oramm as for the 111?


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    32-21 here. On a 29er
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    I gear one tooth taller for ORAMM. Most of the climbing is on the road.

    Pisgah Eleventy-One is a different animal altogether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky View Post
    I gear one tooth taller for ORAMM. Most of the climbing is on the road.

    Pisgah Eleventy-One is a different animal altogether.
    I usually run a 32x19 or 20 at ORAMM and swank. Other than these two races, I have minimal knowledge of Pisgah. How are the 111 and ORAMM different? Is the 111 all single track? Thanks!

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    There's more climbing on single track and the race is almost two hours longer. I'm normally a 32X19 at ORAMM and 32X20 at P111, although this year I'll be 38X23 (which is closer to 32X19.5).
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    This maybe a SS Newbie question, but why run a 38x23 vs a 32x20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall in NC View Post
    This maybe a SS Newbie question, but why run a 38x23 vs a 32x20?
    Theoretically? More wrap, less resistance due to reduced bending on links, and slower wear.

    Actually? To use more links of the $45 chain I bought and confuse the competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky View Post
    Actually? To use more links of the $45 chain I bought and confuse the competition.
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    Hahaha! Splurged on the kmc Rasta chain for the 111k? Good call

    I run 32x20 on 29'ers in Pisgah all year long, but Im putting a 22 on for the 111k. I ran the same gearing last year and was happy with the choice. There was never a point that day that I wanted to be pushing a harder gear, or was upset to coast. Spin to win..or finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky View Post
    There's more climbing on single track and the race is almost two hours longer. I'm normally a 32X19 at ORAMM and 32X20 at P111, although this year I'll be 38X23 (which is closer to 32X19.5).
    For a comparison, what gearing did you use as a solo single speeder for Warrior Creek and River's Edge? Thanks

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    I soloed Warrior Creek with a 32X20 (my everyday Pisgah gear, 2 teeth less than my 111k plan)..Carey Lowery won the woman's solo on her singlespeed with a 32x21...but there was definitely a rumor going around that she ran a 17 in the back. I totally bought it because she's so hardcore..but I should have known better, because she's also a really smart lady.

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