- Singlespeed daftness
both are perfectly suited to SS 2:1 – the climbs bar the climb to the first hut at GT (which is ridable) are all pretty relaxed.
drumlanrigs even more suited – having been built by an avid singlespeeder.
golspies good too – see if you can clean the whole the steps climb on SS – its tough but doable.
Kirroughtrees a **** hoot on SS – although at times you find your self wanting a bigger gear in the flowy sections.
the only “trail center” ive been to that wasnt SS friendly was pitfichie – but its pretty awful as far as trails go anyway.Posted 5 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
FWIW, I’ve never taken the SS up to the borders but around the more modest hills of Dalby my 32:17 setup is fine.
Thinking about it, the only bits at GT which would make my knee caps pop out my legs would be that steep, straight climb from the fire-road to the start of the zig zags up to the first hut (its got a name but I can’t remember what it is) and Redemption or whatever its called? The long drag out the valley…Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Personally I find innerleithen’s climb orrible enough even with crawler gears, and the steppy climb tricky enough even with a full range of gears.
trail_rat – Member
whats wheel size got to do with it ?
Quite a bit, they determine the final ratio- 29ers are effectively higher geared than 26ers.Posted 5 years ago
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