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    Gearing & Tires for SS Sac Cyclocross

    Hi! I was going to try the Sacramento Cyclocross season this year on my Surly Pugsley. Just kidding. On my SS commuter. It seems so flat and dry here that I'm wondering if I can get by with my stock setup:

    42x17 gearing
    WTB All Terrainasaurus tires (sort of knobby, 32s)

    Think I should get a 39 tooth chainring and knobbier tires, or will these do OK?

    Thanks!

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    for regular sac cx you'll be fine. if anything get less knobbier tires.

    if you do any of the folsom rodeo cross events (suuuper fun), meatier tires are better as they actually throw in a little singletrack there.
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    from my way too brief experience with the rodeo cross last year, a 42x18 on a Major One was fine, and a 17 would have been a little better (for me).

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    thanks!

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    I've never raced in Sacto, but...

    I think you'll be fine in back with an AllTerrainasaurus. I run one on the back on my SS cross bike during the offseason, and that includes some underground short-track-type racing. I'd definitely suggest something burlier up front though. I found those tires have very little lateral grip.

    Gearing sounds right enough.

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