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I will replace the bars, saddle and seatpost and most likely the stem on either bike anyway.
Giant xtc comp
++ Fox fork with 15mm axel
+ x9 2x10
Giant? Never been a fan of them
Weight...seams heavy, guessing over 25 lbs
Wheels..some cheezy in house brand
Scott scale expert
Seems very light sub 23lbs, I am guessing
DT Swiss xr39 wheels, do not know much about them but they have to be better than what comes on the giant.
Rock shox Reba fork
XT and slx mix, Slx shifters and front der.
Interested to hear opinions.
If you think you can ride up Telegraph on 32-36 you should probably be racing world cups. Even the lead group usually walk this, and in the running race many, many world class runners are left sitting on the hill, crying, with uncontrollable cramps.
The scott was the better choice.
some people use a 27 or 28 in the INNER position, with the 42 or similar in the middle spot, nothing in the outer of course. chainline is a bit funny, but not as bad as one would think, as triple chainlines are biased to the outside right now anyways. clearance to the chainstays is iffy, though. you have to investigate that.
You will need all the gears you can get for Leadville. It is brutally steep and at a retarded altitude.
Tokyo Drifter wrote:if you think you can ride up telegraph at all you should probably be racing world cups. AFAIK, the only time it has been ridden up during the race was by Lance Armstrong and Dave Wiens...
Exactly... I will be walking the steeper parts anyway. So what difference will it make if I walk with the triple or double?
I like the idea of a 2x10 better. I will ride leadville 1x. I am sure I can manage without that gear, and I think that I will be forced to walk because of the mass of people, regardless of gearing.
And if I couldn't walk it faster than you could make it up in your 20x3? I could surely push you over
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