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    Chainbreaker race (gearing)

    Anyone done the Chainbreaker in Bend, OR before? If you have, what kind of gear were you running? My "normal" gear is a 36x20 and I'm wondering if that'll be sufficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRA
    Anyone done the Chainbreaker in Bend, OR before? If you have, what kind of gear were you running? My "normal" gear is a 36x20 and I'm wondering if that'll be sufficient.
    Way too low. 2:1 is "normal" SS race gearing for that area. No big or long climbs. Plenty of flats and slight downhills. A few years ago 5 SSers (including me) were battling it out on the double track at the end of lap 1 - spinning, coasting and drafting at 17-18 mph. Then the "pack" broke up in the next 1/2-mile on the slight upgrade to the singletrack.
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