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Jan. 17, 2019, 12:53 p.m. -  Andrew Major

Some of it comes down to gearing. I run an easier gear here (30-22 to 32-21 is my normal range of options) than I would in flatter places. Once that’s sorted you stand up, grab the bar, and turn the pedals. Somewhere between debating dead relatives about European efforts to sign trade deals enforcing regional trademarks for cheese names and a heart attack I’ll stop and take a break or hop off and push.  Not saying I get anywhere fast but I’m really happy with how much pedaling (vs walking) I do on this bike. It’s much harder to pull the Rifty through the pain cave compared to my hardtail but a lot of that comes down to just climbing my own climb. I ride my SS bikes everywhere I ride geared bikes and usually with riders on geared bikes.

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