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    Downieville Classic gearing

    Itís ANOTHER one of those...hey guys first time racing dville classic on ss 29, love to know recommended gear ratio, I normally run 34-21 / 34-22 on Mtb and 42-17 on roadie. Areas normally ride in North Bay Area / Santa Cruz / Marin / East Bay.

    Willing to suffer a bit.

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    32x20 is a good compromise. If you get a bad start, you will waste to much energy taking the bad line or track standing with the geared riders. Good luck!

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    Thanks so much, really looks like 32:20 is the sweet spot for SS.

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    Wow go for it! Have fun. It's a classic. I haven't rode an SS up there yet. Did the race a few times around the turn of the century with gears though, and many visits over the years.

    Maybe one day I will build an "all-mountain" single speed. My SS bikes would cruelly punish me descending that course.
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    Thanks so much, really looks like 32:20 is the sweet spot for SS.
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    The race is on this weekend. I hope you come back with a ride report.

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