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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Schertz TX
Bikes: Ridley Excal, CAAD10, Dolan PreCursa, Cdale Slice
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Originally Posted by dutret
90-92" for beginners? Which track?
Agree that would be steep for training, depends for the racing. Most in my experience, even 4s, at Major Taylor or Northbrook are at least 86" or 88" for mass start stuff. Would say 90% of Racing at the old drome in Det (Dorais) was 88 +, the new track there is shorter/steeper so smaller is a little more common.
Guess I was trying to illustrate that even though gearing is "individual" the range isn't really large. The recomendation I was given starting out was to have a 14T thru 16T for the back and 48T thru 50T for the front to cover about 99% of what I would ever need from warmup thru race. Have been in a few points races where 92 would have been appropriate.