kyleRIG29er wrote: I think being on an SS makes trails like bloomer a better cardio workout then it would be on a geared bike. (Tight stuff makes you really have to grunt to get back going.) Where as flat fast stuff I just spin out, and don't get that great of a workout, which could be part of it. (I run 32/16 on a 29er.)
Nope my geared bike still has a trainer slick as a rear tire. I haven't ridden it since the fall.
Short grunts don't get the heart going as much as sustained flying around the trail for hours on end for me anyways. But my legs are stronger than my skills.