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    Single Speed gearing question

    I will be racing the 6 Hours in Frog Hollow in April; solo on my single speed. I have asked this question on their Facebook page but no responses yet and I would like to get prepared sooner rather then later for this.

    Currently I have 32 x 20 on the 29er and it is great for the climbing we have here in Boise, but it does not sound like the climbing will be too excessive at the race. I am going there to be competitive and do not want to waste too much energy spinning out but I would rather not need to hike a bike either.

    Here is a link to their course map from last year.
    https://6hoursinfroghollow.com/wp-co...SE-graphic.jpg

    If anyone has experience with this course or race and could give me some feedback, that would be appreciated.

    Thank you!

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    32 x 18 if you want to be compete, maybe a 17. 32 x 20 will be too easy. Youare on 29er I assume.

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    Excellent, thank you for the reply!

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    I agree with Canyonman. With a 32x19 you could probably make top 10-12, but you'd definitely need 32x18 to make top 3-5.

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    Interested to see how you do, SS4pain. I'd like to do this race as well.

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    I wanted thank you folks again for the replies. Even though I thought the gearing was going to do me in, I ended up on the last step of the podium! What a great race and even better scenery!

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    Congrats!

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