So, I have been thinking about converting.
1- I like the simplicity.
2- NEVER use all the gearing that my 3x9 gives me.
3- Live on the coast of VA--NOT a lot of mtns
4- From mtns of NC--lots of singletrack
I guess what I am asking is, what do you guys think about SS on the flatter terrain? I know its benefits on the mtns, but what about here where my buddies hammer in the big ring?
I'm in southeastern NC (Wilmington) and ride a SS. I'm about 8 miles from the beach so it is flat here too. The local trail I ride the most uses the most of a giant hill otherwise I'd look at a different ratio. But, since there is the massive hill and I head west whenever I can - I keep my 32X18. On the flat stuff I pedal comfortably and it's then that I grab my water bottle. Give it a go - adjust as necessary.....
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