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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 08-29-08, 10:11 PM   #1
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SS or geared?

Well, right now I'm training for cyclocross this fall, however, I don't have a bike. The problem is, I'm not sure if i wanna race geared or race ss. I've been riding ss bikes for 2 years now and i like the simplicity of them alot, but I'm not sure if it would be best for racing...I need opinions on if I should build up/buy a ss or geared bike. I need advice on what would work best
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Old 08-30-08, 04:31 AM   #2
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race whatever you want not what someone says you should. I currently race SS and it has its advantages and disadvantages over geared. A strong case can be made for either discipline so just ride what you like.
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Read this:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/singlecross.html
and I think it will help you decide.
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