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I'm coming to Utah from Houston Texas and I was wondering what gear ratios do you guys use in Park City and the Salt Lake area on your Single Speeds. I've only ever ridden my downhill bike around there. Thanks for any help. :thumbsup:
 

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I use everything from my 22-34 to my 42-11. I would hate myself and want to die if I rode a singlespeed in Park City. That is just me, though.
 

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I'm coming to Utah from Houston Texas and I was wondering what gear ratios do you guys use in Park City and the Salt Lake area on your Single Speeds. I've only ever ridden my downhill bike around there. Thanks for any help. :thumbsup:
32x19 or 20 on a 29 works for me. Park City is pretty SS friendly, not too much ridiculously steep stuff.
 

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29er -- anything from a 33 x 21 to a 32 x 18. Just depends on what you like. I did Spiro to Wasatch Crest to Midmountain on a 32 x 21.
 

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Thanks guys I'll definitely be doing Wasatch and Midmountain. I'm pretty excited to get away from this 100+ degree heat with 96 percent humidity, WooHoo!
 

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Probably 2 weeks till the MM is rideable all the way across (a good tree pile every 200 yards right now). We may be a good month out on the Crest. Still a lot of snow up there.
 

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Yeah I talked to Carla at Niner today and she was telling me about all the snow still up there, CRAZY!! We've had 7 100+degree days here and it's still June. Ugh!
 

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Hey There,

Apparently I can't start a new thread, as I'm a dirty newb. Just wondering if anyone has an update on wasatch crest? Anyone ridden it yet?
 

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It is all good to go.
 

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Cheers!

Quick question. So do I have to post 5 posts to other threads each time I want to create a thread? Or is it only this first time?

Seems kind of crazy that I would have to create spam on other threads in order to create my own?
 

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Cheers!

Quick question. So do I have to post 5 posts to other threads each time I want to create a thread? Or is it only this first time?

Seems kind of crazy that I would have to create spam on other threads in order to create my own?

You consider posting on other threads "spam"? I don't know about only having a couple of posts on mtbr, check my count. and it's really over 11,000 but 6000 replies disappeared when mtbr changed their system a few months ago. Not that I'm complaining, who wants to be known as somebody who posts 11k replies on any one website. I mean, come on. :rolleyes:

Oh yeah, Texan coming from sea level with basically level trails to ride at elevation in Utah on a singlespeed? I want a full report! (I was born in Ft. Worth)
 

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I only consider it spam if I don't have anything to say, but I am having to say something in order to place my own post. Anyhow I guess 5 posts is not too much to ask for. I think I will string a few out here.
 

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Oh yeah, Texan coming from sea level with basically level trails to ride at elevation in Utah on a singlespeed? I want a full report! (I was born in Ft. Worth)
Singlespeeder ehh?

I was talking to a racer who casually rides the wasatch crest. He was telling me about how some of a few bmx guys on singlespeed rode it with him one day. Apparently they made it, but it was slow and they had a walk it in a number of spots.
 

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Oh yeah, Texan coming from sea level with basically level trails to ride at elevation in Utah on a singlespeed? I want a full report! (I was born in Ft. Worth)
There are many climbing trails that would make it a bit difficult to comfortably ride on a singlespeed, but there are a number of less climby trails as well.
 

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Oh yeah, Texan coming from sea level with basically level trails to ride at elevation in Utah on a singlespeed? I want a full report! (I was born in Ft. Worth)
There is the bonneville shorline that stretches from utah valley and continues in salt lake valley. Great portions of this of the shoreline have been converted into trails that are pretty nice and flat. I would imagine you would want to pony up on a geared bike to do some of the more stringent climbing rides, but hey more power to ya if you can stick it out on a singlespeed.
 

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Oh yeah, Texan coming from sea level with basically level trails to ride at elevation in Utah on a singlespeed? I want a full report! (I was born in Ft. Worth)
report on my ride: beauty. I rode from the park city ride up spiro which connected to the lower end of puke hill. Dropped back down in into the canyons and looped on the highway back to park city resort. Fewee was that a ride. About 22 miles and I believe about 3600 feet climbing.

If any of you have not checcked out the newer trails in corner canyon (draper) do it. Canyon hollow, and rush are amazing! Some of the best single track I have ridden at a very convenient location! Good work Draper City.

Fewee I get to create my own first post now.

Cheers.
 

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I'm coming to Utah from Houston Texas and I was wondering what gear ratios do you guys use in Park City and the Salt Lake area on your Single Speeds. I've only ever ridden my downhill bike around there. Thanks for any help. :thumbsup:
Matt: I know this is an old thread, but how did this trip turn out for you in Park City on a SS? Going up there next week with my One 9 at 32x20.
 
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