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    Single Speed Fruita?

    I'm heading to Fruita and considering bringing my single speed because it's the only bike I own.. ha! What kind of gear ratio to run? Any other hints? Best SS trails out there?

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    Im going over spring break with my 1x1 ss. running 32x18. Most looks have 500-1000 feet of climbing.

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    heck yeah!!!!!
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    Great for SS

    Been to Fruita 3 times now. Twice geared, once SS. Great area for SS. Anything at 18 Road is awesome. I ran 32-18 just fine. Also, Steve's, Mary's loop, Horsethief are all incredible and good for SSing.

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    Possible, but tough

    Don't expect to get all the climbs, some on Zippity get even the geared. Very steep. But all in all, you'll be fine. A 20t might be helpful if you got one laying around.

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    Fruita is fun on a SS....i was pushing 32X17...

    and Zippity on a windy day is 'exciting'....


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    29 or 26?

    I have a 29er SS and that is all i have too.
    I would say you would be fine with 32x18 or 32x20, depending what kind of shape you are in

    Quote Originally Posted by Blind Dog
    I'm heading to Fruita and considering bringing my single speed because it's the only bike I own.. ha! What kind of gear ratio to run? Any other hints? Best SS trails out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM

    and Zippity on a windy day is 'exciting'....

    haha that was Joe's Ridge we almost got blown off. I remember slamming my seat praying my low center of gravity would hold.

    For single speed you will love 18 Roads. Kessel Run was killer, one giant berm after another. Lunch Loops depending on the trails will be OK. Free Lunch maybe not maybe Holy Cross and Ribbon. Only rode Horsethief Bench at the Kokopelli trails.

    Cannot wait to go back in April or May.
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    three friends and I are heading out there in a few weeks. We're all bringing 29er singlespeeds. I'm on the fence on whether or not to rock a suspension fork or run rigid. Pretty much comes down to my level of laziness to swap out forks before the trip.

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    Bring the suspension fork. Climbs are fairly do-able with the single speeds but depending on the trails you hit you will need the front suspension. I know lots of pictures show the nice, buff single track of 18 roads but it doesn't show ALL the other technical awesomeness.

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