Snow racing, tires, bikes, gear choices
I was wondering if anyone knows what the snow surface is comparable when groomed by a piston bulley; as I am trying to figure out gear that I want to go with for a race (winter triathlon). Is it more like a snow covered road (pretty hard packed), or more like a snowmobile trial (seems like it is hard packed until you start to try biking on it). I just tried to go out on the local snowmobile trails after about a foot of new snow, and it is still cold snow (doesnt stick together and then refreeze); and it was pretty frustrating. Is it going to help you go faster with something like a Pugsley than a normal Mtn bike with low pressure and 2.3in tires on a trail groomed with a piston bulley? Thanks for the info.