Ss Champs In Hawkes Bay - What Ratio???

Postby eigerbike on Sun 17/Apr/11 6:19pm

Hi fellow SSders. Having never cycled in Hawkes Bay I'm wondering what ratio I should be using. Currently runing either 32x20 or 32x21 here on the wobbly Port Hills in CHCH. I want to be competitive, but don't want to be caught out by any long flats and spinning out all the time, or faced with hills I cant get up on laps 3 and 4.... advice please!
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Re: Ss Champs In Hawkes Bay - What Ratio???

Postby pushbikerider on Sun 17/Apr/11 7:12pm

29" or 26" wheels?
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Re: Ss Champs In Hawkes Bay - What Ratio???

Postby eigerbike on Sun 17/Apr/11 8:16pm

good question...29er of course!
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Postby pushbikerider on Sun 17/Apr/11 8:32pm

there is some tough climbing in the bay, but then the port hills are bloody steep in place too, on my 26er I'd be running 34/19 and would suggest that if you want to be competititive (and you are comfortable on it) 32/20 would be the go for the bay
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Re: Ss Champs In Hawkes Bay - What Ratio???

Postby jeyboi on Sun 17/Apr/11 9:19pm

I've never ridden at Eskdale, and even locals won't be too much better off without knowing the course.

I run 34:18 on my 29er for Wellington, but will likely gear down one for Napier. Mainly cos I'm lazy.
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Postby stealth mode on Sun 17/Apr/11 9:58pm

jeyboi wrote:34:18 on my 29er for Wellington
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Postby jeyboi on Mon 18/Apr/11 10:58am

:lol:
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