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Old 07-28-04, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by jfmckenna
Do you race that seven? I'm just wondering how that SS set up works for you. I run a single chain ring 8-speed but I remember losing a race once b/c I did not have a 53 ring in a paved down hill finish
Yes, I've been racing it for the last 2-yrs. Works great! There is seldom the occassion where I'm disadvantaged by running SS. For the most part, if the section is too steep to ride, I dismount and run. These are typically forced barrier dismounts anyway, so no loss there. Also, since 'cross racing conditions are typically crap (mud, snow, ice, etc.), not have a drivetrain to worry about makes things easier...I just keep pedaling while the others are frustrated with miss-shifts, no shifts, etc.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
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