Ok...here is the deal....our local course is totally flat on the first section. I have 20 feet to a double built with no kick which I find kind of difficult to get over. Of course the obvious answer to my question will be "pedal !" but I have been thinking about if there are any ways I can get my bike to get faster on the flat sections! Smaller tires, harder compound, lighter tubes/rims....whatever other suggestions.... For the moment I ride: Minions F - front and rear (60a) DH tubes Arrow rims flats (pedals) Any advice except to push the pedals and pull ??? I think I am having a hard time getting the bike up to the right speed....... well....enough blabla.....any suggestions ?