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bikepunksondope

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Who’s going? What bike, gearing, and tires you planning on running? I’m registered for the full 120 miles. Haven’t seen a thread yet for discussing this event.

I’ll be running my black mountain cycles monstercross canti version. Right now I’ve got a 1x with a 38 up front and 11-46 cassette. Once I get a little closer to the race I plan to switch out to a 10-48 cassette and drop to a 36 in the front to help my legs with all the dirt climbing.

I’m on the fence right now for tires. Either compass snoqualamie pass or soma cazaderos in 42mm it seems like most of the course will be great for the compass tires but I may prefer a little extra tread for rough/loose spots.
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Koyote

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I'm going for the 90 mile event...I've only been in Western PA for a year, so this will be a nice way to see more of the state.

Will bring my (heavy) gravel bike with 50/34 and 11-32....And if that ain't low enough, I'll just gut it out.  Hopefully I can push those gears up the hills - I've been doing tons of hill work this summer.

Will be running 38-40mm tires...Not sure what. Maybe Terrene Elwoods.
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joukoh

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My wife and I are doing the 120, stoked for another new adventure! We are both going to be riding our Slates with 40mm G-One (650b). Both of us are running 1x11 with a 10-42 cassette, her with 40T up front, me with 44T up front.

My low-end gearing may be a bit long, so still trying to get a feel for what the climbing at Unpaved will be like. If necessary, I can swap to a 40T chainring...
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bikepunksondope

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My wife and I are doing the 120, stoked for another new adventure! We are both going to be riding our Slates with 40mm G-One (650b). Both of us are running 1x11 with a 10-42 cassette, her with 40T up front, me with 44T up front.

My low-end gearing may be a bit long, so still trying to get a feel for what the climbing at Unpaved will be like. If necessary, I can swap to a 40T chainring...


Nice! The website has links the ridewithgps routes so you can see the elevation profile. At over 9500 ft of climbing and 80% unpaved surface over 120 miles it reminds me of the western Mass and Vermont rides I’ve done and the climbs can be punishing.

I’ve never ridden in PA before looking forward to the experience. Maybe I’ll see you guys out there. Those skates with the lefty forks can’t be hard to miss!
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Zurichman

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I live in Pa. I have done races in

KS
NC
NY
OH
FL
WV
PA

The fees seem a little bit high to  me so I probably am out. I am doing The Rose Mt. Rumble in NH and The Cabot Ride the Ridges in VT.

Have fun
Zman



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Koyote

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Fee seems reasonable to me, given the ride lengths, well-stocked aid stations, after-ride dinner and gathering, and giveaways and other free merch. And given that my wife and I will travel a couple hundred miles to get there, then will stay in a nice B&B for a few days, eating in restaurants, paying our dogsitter, etc, the registration fee is the most trivial expense.

I've done some cheaper rides, and some more expensive rides. Nice to have variety.
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