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    Yes!
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Iím in. This one is really fun. A true marathon.


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    Sonomas is back!

    Iím planning to do this race for the first time and am deciding between singlespeed or gears. How gnarly are the trails?

    The profile looks like it could be well set up for a low-geared singlespeed since thereís almost no flat. My geared bike (Intense Primer) is full suspension but quite a bit heavier than the singlespeed. If Iím going to be pushing up a lot of the climbs anyway, I might as well be pushing a lighter bike. But if the trails are rough, Iíll probably save my back, put the Primer on an XC diet and go geared.

    Has anyone done this singlespeed?

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    There is one horrible climb on the course that has a lot of people in the Cat 2-3 groups pushing. Itís within a few miles of the start and isnít very long. A few other significant climbs are less steep. The majority of the course is punchy up-and-down. Itís rough and physically demanding but not technical; I used a hardtail twice (but only because I didnít own a short-travel FS bike, which would be much faster).

    Past races have seen about 15-25 SS people on this course. If I were you I would look at historical results to see who you know and ask yourself whether you can hang with them on the SS.

    Iím not a SS guy but would hate to have a heavy bike on this course. That said, last time I raced it I saw a couple fatbikes and several folks on big long-travel FS bikes.

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