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Old 09-16-21, 09:34 AM
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Track gearing question

What are the gear ranges typically seen in the Cruiser (24") class on BMX tracks?

Example... 41-14/39-12 etc.

There is an awesome track about 500 feet from my GF's house, and I should be riding it!
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So far I have an S&M ATF frame and forks for a 24" build. I know it's a freestyle frame and not a race frame, but it's a start.

I am looking at the Profile 19mm spline drive setup with 175 arms, but that isn't set in stone.

I did the track on my 29 XC racebike, and it was very fun. I don't know if it a "pump" track or not. Still learning here.
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40 - 42 on the front, usually 17 on the back. Go to the track and see what others are running, or better yet go take a lap and adjust from there.
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
40 - 42 on the front, usually 17 on the back. Go to the track and see what others are running, or better yet go take a lap and adjust from there.
Thanks. It's the River Bend Bike Park in Lompoc, California. My GF's house faces the park.

It's always just about empty all day every day, so the times that I go (on my MTB), I am usually alone.
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
I don't know if it a "pump" track or not. Still learning here.
Pump tracks are usually closed loops. Race tracks have a starting gate & ramp, and a finish point.

River Bend has four pump tracks, five jump lines, a perimeter flat trail, a mountain bike singletrack, and a wall ride.



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After doing a pump track on my SE 29'er (a "Big Flyer" ) -- i was left desiring a 24" wheeled machine as well
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For racing, I run a 42:18 with a 1.75 rear tire.

That looks like a great park to ride. Have fun!

If you like the pump track feel, consider checking out a race track - there'll be a list of tracks at USABMX.com - track search. Racing is a blast. I started a couple years ago at 40.


I'll note though, that even not having been on a BMX since the early 90s until I started racing with my kids, I far prefer my 20" to my cruiser.
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