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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 09-28-07, 07:20 PM   #1
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is it ridiculous to...

run 46/22 gearing on my singlespeed xcheck for a cross race? i just spent a lot of money, including my crank which came w/a 46 tooth chainring, and i got a 22 tooth freewheel for free. so w/out buying a new chainring, i have just over a 2/1 ratio. i know this is gonna look funny w/such a huge freewheel but i think i'm gonna do it. if i'm not jumping barriers then having a huge ring up front shouldn't get in the way, right?
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Old 09-28-07, 08:10 PM   #2
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speaking from purely SS MTB experience, 2:1 is awesome offroad gearing
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Old 09-29-07, 02:49 AM   #3
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If the course is tight, you should be right on, but you will have to spin like a mad man on the pavement.
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