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Singlespeed vs Geared Dual Slalom

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by dan wask, Mar 5, 2008.

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What do you run for Dualslalom and or 4x

  1. Geared

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  2. Single speed

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Ka-Jillion Speed

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. dan wask

    dan wask Turbo Monkey

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    How many of you run single speed for Dual Slalom?

    Just curious :clapping:
     
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  2. LandoCalrissian

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    Where is triple horrible?


    HEY HEYHEYHEYH3Y! I'M GEARED AND GOING SINGLE SPEED THIS YEAR DAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED REP I NEED REP I N33333333333333DDDDDDD REPZ!
     
    #2 -   Mar 5, 2008
  3. ZenkiGarage

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    I was under the impression you had to run gears for slalom or 4x, but as usual im probably wrong hahaha.
     
    #3 -   Mar 5, 2008
  4. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    I think I am going to run a 29er fixie set up, or maybe even a coaster brake.

    I hear chicks dig it
     
    #4 -   Mar 6, 2008
  5. spocomptonrider

    spocomptonrider sportin' the CROCS

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    Ha, I actually saw a dude trying to slalom the other day on a rigid xc 29er. On our really tight pump track style slalom. That day was the suck for that guy.
     
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    I heard that that is no longer the case since they are trying to get the BMX/Dirt Jump guys into it to help grow the scene or something....



    Now.... I will be running SS for now (haven't before) and will switch to geared if I feel that SS is really holding me back.
     
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  7. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Yep, they changed the rule last season. Single speed is now legal for dual. In fact, I raced my cruiser in one race last season and actually ran over the original poster (dan_wask). Little bastard ended up winning because he got up faster than me. I'm old. :monkeydance:
     
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  8. opjones

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    Wow what a ridiculous rule that you can't run SS. Good tor them that's it's changed though.
     
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  9. jasride

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    Im gonna go single. But it does get tricky in certain situations. I think if you can rail tight berms at speed you can do well with a single, the only issue would be getting a good snap out of the start. So then you think, why not run a semi easy gear to favor the good start? Which I kind of wanna do, but some of these tracks end up having a pretty good decent where a harder gear is key. F**k it, I,m riding trails!!! or go carts
     
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  10. ZenkiGarage

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    well now that i know SS is legal, i'll be running SS...
     
  11. Konabumm

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    this will be my first time ever doing DS - I'm thinking about running 34/16 - I feel like that will give me a good snap out of the gate and still should be able to pedal hard downhill.

    Any thoughts on gears ratios?
     
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    SS no legal for 4x still? Ghey.