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    SS, Fruita, and Moab - Perfect Together?

    Who has ridden Fruita and or Moab on a ss? How was it? Appreciate feedback - Thanks

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    It was fun.

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    yes, ridden both ss; and i've done moab fixed. all were an absolute blast!
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    Done both also on a SS...it was MonoGod that had some simple words of wisdom that convinced me to try it (several years ago) - there were many naysayers telling me it would suck on a SS...the end result is that I kicked butt on the SS and had a killer time. My geared, full squish friends could not believe that their ultra tech bikes were not able to keep up with me. I snicker some when I see full-face helmets and piles of protective geared dudes riding 6+ inches of travel and I'm doing the everything they are on a SS in baggies with simple helmet. Well since that first experience I have returned on SS and will continue to do so knowing it is the best choice (for me).
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    I rode Fruita a few years back on my rigid Karate Monkey. It was a blast!!!!

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    rode Moab, Fruita and Gooseberry Mesa on a SS.....it was a blast!
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    I'm hoping to get out there early fall this year. What gear inches were you guys riding?

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    On my Karate Monkey I ran 32x18 in Fruita.

    Keep in mind that I was in great shape as my "job" that summer was to ride my bike in the hills outside of Winter Park 2 or 3 times a day.

    If I recall I started that summer running 32x20 and after about 2 weeks of riding near Winter Park I switched to 32x18. Now I would likely need 32x22 as I have "let myself go" according to the wifey.

    Having said that, somewhere between a 18 and 22 tooth, depending on your fitness, would be a safe bet.

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    I've got a belt drive that's equivalent to 34:18. I have ridden just about everything in the Grand Valley on it.

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    I love when someone tells me that I can't ride certain terrain with a SS. It is kewl when you clean something nobody said you could. Moab on an SS all day long!!

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    Thanks for the responses - I'm going for it and will be on the trails in September.

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    Slick Rock and Amasa back on 32x20 69er rigid. My brother and cousins rode 32x22 29ers rigid. We had a blast. Best time in Moab on bikes ever. We can't wait to hit fruita this fall.

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    I hate being told that too, so guess what i did?

    Sold my geared full squish and the only bike i own is my single speed

    The naysayers finally admitted they were nervous how strong i was going to get if i only rode my ss. Guess what.....I don't ride with those guys anymore


    Quote Originally Posted by vindiggitydog
    I love when someone tells me that I can't ride certain terrain with a SS. It is kewl when you clean something nobody said you could. Moab on an SS all day long!!

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    I sold my full slushy too. The only downside now is it really limits the people you can call to go ride. My wife was pissed that I was always faster than her so she sold her full slushy too and bought a monocog flight 29er. Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwinklecentral
    I sold my full slushy too. The only downside now is it really limits the people you can call to go ride. My wife was pissed that I was always faster than her so she sold her full slushy too and bought a monocog flight 29er. Good times.
    Is she faster than you now?

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    On some stuff yeah. Mostly when endurance is a factor. She usually drops back on the steep sections but still wastes the slushy riders up and usually down too. She's a keeper.

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    Okay, I'll play devil's advocate. While you can have a good time on ANY trail with a single speed, I was really happy that I took my RIP9 to Moab last year. Especially on Porcupine Rim.

    I tend to outrun FS bikes all the time on my single speed SIR9, even when I have the rigid fork on it, but I can definitely go faster on my FS when the terrain gets rough enough. At Moab, you can find that kind of terrain.

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    You can't argue with that!! If you are fast on a ss you will be FLYING down porcupine with a 4.5 inch travel 29er.


    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29
    Okay, I'll play devil's advocate. While you can have a good time on ANY trail with a single speed, I was really happy that I took my RIP9 to Moab last year. Especially on Porcupine Rim.

    I tend to outrun FS bikes all the time on my single speed SIR9, even when I have the rigid fork on it, but I can definitely go faster on my FS when the terrain gets rough enough. At Moab, you can find that kind of terrain.

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    i think it would be fun to ride my cross bike out there. I did ride my SS at gooseberry, little creek mesa, guacamole trail, etc.. and it was a blast. Of course i havent ridden a geared or FS bike in probably 4 years, so my opinion is a bit biased.

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    I am converting my Spider into a SS ride as well so I will have a squishy bike without the troublesome gears. My wife and I are both heading out to Moab and Fruita in September as well for a week. We both ride one geared rides. Maybe we will be there the same time for a ride or two.

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    I am converting my Spider into a SS ride as well so I will have a squishy bike without the troublesome gears. My wife and I are both heading out to Moab and Fruita in September as well for a week. We both ride one geared rides. Maybe we will be there the same time for a ride or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeSS
    I am converting my Spider into a SS ride as well so I will have a squishy bike without the troublesome gears. My wife and I are both heading out to Moab and Fruita in September as well for a week. We both ride one geared rides. Maybe we will be there the same time for a ride or two.
    Denton, if you're out there durring the weekend after interbike, let me know. I'll probably be out that way.

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