Old 10-21-18, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaben View Post
Hi all, I have a random question regarding flying 200m gearing on different track lengths / banking angles.

Is there any agreed wisdom on changing your gearing for different tracks types?

For example locally I have a 2 tracks, one is a 450m track with shallow banking and the flying 200m incorporates corners 3 &4.

The other is an indoor 250m Velodrome with very steep banking and the flying 200 starts mid corner between 1/2, continues through corners 3/4 and finishes on the straight.

Do the different tracks require a different gearing or would you tackle them with the same gear?

Sorry if this seems elementary - was just wondering if the additional corners made a difference.
Generally speaking, the way you'd approach the flying 200 on the two track mentioned would be significantly different.

One major point is that on a shallow track, there is very little climbing during the windup. On the steep track, there is a significant amount of climbing during the windup.

The second is the dive. On the former track, the dive is from a shallow height. On the latter track, from a much higher point.

Experience on both will guide you more than our words can. You have to go out and practice it...and use various gears doing so. "Big gear" and "Small gear" are all relative terms. Your goal right now is to find out what that "Normal gear" is for you and the track. From there, you can go bigger or smaller.
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