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    Who SS's the solo 24's?

    I've done them both geared and singlespeed but prefer the ss.

    anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solo24 View Post
    I've done them both geared and singlespeed but prefer the ss.

    anyone else?
    I've done a decent amount of 24 Solo's on geared bikes over the last few years but at the start of 2011 I decided I was only going to race SS this year. I ended up doing three 24 Solo's and really enjoyed them on one gear. For 2012 I'm planning to do all my races on SS as well.

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    staylor:
    You sir, are an animal, and should be feared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santabooze View Post
    staylor:
    You sir, are an animal, and should be feared.

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    Haha, well if I'm an animal I prefer to be the Honey Badger.

    Are you going to make it out to the 24 in Canmore next summer? I'm signed up again for the Solo... hardtail... singlespeed. ;-)

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    I did my first one on a ss this season, and plan on sticking to it. so much easier especially when the weather turns it into a mud race.
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    I found SS solo at 24 Hours in Old Pueblo easier than geared.

    At 24 Hours of Moab I found SS solo much, much like 100 X harder than geared.

    I think it is really course dependent.

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    I've done all my solo 24s SS. I don't think I'd be able to pace myself properly on a geared bike.

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    Done 'em both ways and while I enjoyed the SS race significantly more, I did feel the pain of it a good bit more than on my geared attempts. The course has lots of short steep climbing and slower technical spots so I'm not convinced its as well suited to SS but I love the simplicity the SS offers and its certainly got less parts to break to screw up your race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zed42 View Post
    I've done all my solo 24s SS. I don't think I'd be able to pace myself properly on a geared bike.
    +1

    And you have fewer mechanical issues to worry about; just keep the chain lubed and you are good to go!!
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    I am new to SS and have never done a 24 hr race but I've been thinking about it. I have found SS to be very fun but it seems to me that on a really long event having the low gears to bail to when things get rough would be an advantage. I can see riding SS because of the simplicity but it seems like it could force you to ride harder on some sections than would be good for the long haul. Lots more and bigger spikes in heart rate too. Besides the reliability factor what other advantages are there to SS on 24 hr. races?

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    I'd say depends on the course, but in general I feel like pacing is better for the long run on SS.
    Did my first solo 24 about 2 years ago and it was on SS and with no crew/support: I like the reliability of the SS compared to the geared.
    It's very important to get the gearing right or you'll be very sorry.
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