Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes: 2 Felt F1X's, Surly Steamroller Fixed / Free, 2007 IF Crown Jewel, 2007 IF Planet X Singlespeed
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i race ss cross on a steamroller geared 39x17. all i have to say is that it RULES. i have raced both geared and ss and i think i like ss better. no drivetrain issues, nothing bouncing around, and i love passing gearies. i have also done quite well in the c's...several top 10's, a few top 5's and a couple podiums...but never a 1st!
if you are a good runner and smooth on the transitions/barriers that will help. i can gain 2-3 places per lap if i'm in the front group, just by going into the barriers fast and being able to run like a madman on the run-ups. running hills and stairs (with my bike) is a big part of my training.
go for it!