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Old 04-02-05, 11:52 PM
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I did Hotter 'n Hell on my MTB twice. Once the full Century, once I sagged at 60 miles due to a flat. I actually enjoyed it more on the MTB than on any of my road bikes because my MTB is fully suspended.

With barends, I had multiple hand positions, plus I tend to set up my MTB and road bikes so that I'm in the same basic position on both. I tend to stay in the small ring (39T) on my road bike, unless I'm going downhill, and in the large ring(42T) on the MTB (when on paved roads). With the slightly taller gearing, plus the 175mm (mtb) vs 170mm (road) cranks, I was actually able to maintain a faster average speed on my MTB than on previous rides on my road bike.
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