Kielder 100 SS
2009: I did 32:17 on a 26er
2010: I did 32:18 on a 29er
The 26er gearing was just the gearing I always use. The 29er gearing was just what came on the bike that I was loaned by Ragley/Hotlines.
I finished both times: DFL in 2009 and mid-table mediocrity (NFL) in 2010.Posted 6 years ago
*sticks fingers in ears* la la la la la la… I’m not listening.. I’m not doing this on my SS… I’m not I tell you…
Real Men do it SS and rigid 😈
(Real men also have to stop halfway down some of the Kielder descents to let their hands stop cramping, so they can still hold the bars and brake.)Posted 6 years agoluked2Member
(Real men also have to stop halfway down some of the Kielder descents to let their hands stop cramping, so they can still hold the bars and brake.)
My heart sank each time I saw another of those signs for the Kielder red route. Suspension forks are on my shopping list!Posted 6 years agoss29erMember
2009 – 29er with 32:18. Tyre blowout at halfway (just after the puddle of doom) ended the ride but it was feeling pretty hard work by then. Returned in 2010 with 32:19 and finished under 10 hours, only a couple of bits were unrideable but the whole ride was pretty steady and enjoyable. I’m not sure I’d have got up the steep climb to the boardwalk across the border on anything higher – there was a lot of shouting!
By comparison, if I was riding a solo 24, I’d have 32:20 or 21 for mud.Posted 6 years ago
I did last years,well the first 65mile anyway on an anthem thought I may as well push a bit less bike up the hills this year.
Dont really understand the 29er gearing, this years plan is to use a new to me scandal 26 its got 32/15 for sunny sufflok but I dont know whether to go for 16 or 17 rear cog.
I suspect itll be be 17 considering my projected levels of unfitness and will also add a sus fork.Posted 6 years ago
Cheers for the replies.
I had considered that, dont you get any problems with chainline? My half link chain is at max tightness at the mo with axle hard against the end of the dropout, another link max’s out the on one tugs.
I would have to wait for the chain to stretch(which it does daily) but will give that a go. cheersPosted 6 years ago
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