Hi everyone. Happy 4th! I’m new to the forum, recovered from DK200, and wondering about what gearing to use for SBT GRVL.
I’m currently running 1X, 38 x 11-46, which was perfect for me at DK- I never spun out, and was able to ride up the climbs where people were hiking. Here in Boulder, I’m still really liking it, and I’ve only found one spot where I start to spin out for about 30 seconds (at the flatish part of the very bottom of Sunshine). I should mention: I coast down lots of descents and recover from the climbs.
I know SBT has a significant amount of pavement- is it going to be like at the Crusher, where you need to be able to pedal hard to hang with a group on the pavement, or will we be mostly coasting (or soft pedaling) on the pavement?
Lastly, while I ran size 42 tires at DK, I’m thinking 38 for SBT.