2 X 9 Xc Race Setup

Postby dmoney on Fri 16/Sep/11 3:56pm

Going to eventually take the plunge to a 2 x 9 setup from my triple!

My whip is a 26" wheel Carb HT w/ shimano drive train running 11-32 cassette

My only concern is racing in Vegas with a 40/28 crank running out of a low gear (I think the high will be fine) on the nasty as steep fire road climb / frontal lobotomy, etc ...

I got a bit technical and put all the stuff in a gear calculator and reckon the only time it'll be a problem is when I am buggered going up the climb(s). Anyone got racing experience to share...
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Re: 2 X 9 Xc Race Setup

Postby slidecontrol on Fri 16/Sep/11 5:39pm

I climb the back of hill rd / frontal on my 34/22 geared ss29r just fine, ( i'm a fatty to boot )
you should be fine
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Re: 2 X 9 Xc Race Setup

Postby pushbikerider on Fri 16/Sep/11 5:54pm

Have you considered a 34T rear cassette?

many of the local "racers" race single speed over similar bits of ground, odds on you will find that after a few weeks of adaptation that you will be fine

personally I ride most of the forest with a 1x10 set up (33/36 low gear) and don't have too many problems
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Re: 2 X 9 Xc Race Setup

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 16/Sep/11 6:30pm

just man up cupcake!
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Re: 2 X 9 Xc Race Setup

Postby VERT on Sat 17/Sep/11 10:35pm

You just get used to pushing bigger gears

I been running 1x10 32:36 on my squishy for a bit and can ride up anything and if i want something a bit easier my hardtail does 2x9 26/39:32 and i find i hardly ever use the 26. I aint no fast guy either.

I just got used to riding bigger gears
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Re: 2 X 9 Xc Race Setup

Postby charliehopkins on Mon 26/Nov/12 9:07pm

dmoney wrote:
I got a bit technical and put all the stuff in a gear calculator



Elaborate please?
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