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I'm thinking of doing my first SS race next weekend. Does anyone change their bike set up or anything for racing? Different tires, different gear ratios, anything like that?
 

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I usually do not change much. Might change tires depending on what I have on at the moment (but I am always changing tires. Will change gearing if I know the course is flatter than my usual riding.

I would just keep it as you usually ride it and have fun.
 

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ss racin'

--- Does anyone change their bike set up or anything for racing? Different tires, different gear ratios, anything like that?----

I did my first ss races this season. Didn't change anything, 'cept maybe tires, just showed up w/2:1 and rode. I'm slow and old but even when I suffered I still had a great time commiserating. The ss category usually has the fastest folks of the day (take a look at the course times at the end of the day), and also the most eclectic, interesting, and downright nice folks, too. I got to the point where I just looked upon race day as an organized ss ride with a bunch of new friends.

Show up, warm up well, ride your own race. Dig it.
 
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