Junior Gearing reminder

All road events that juniors (ages 10-18) enter will have a rollout test of the riders gearing, and it is 26 feet, 0 inches. The chainring/cog combinations that typically work are 45/12, 48/13, and 52/14, provided you use a standard 23mm tire. THE REAL DISTANCE OF YOUR GEARING IS THE ROLLOUT TEST. . . how far the bike travels with one complete pedal revolution.

Many stock bikes come with a 53 chainring, which will most probably NOT pass the rollout test. Save time at the start line this year by checking rollout at home and adjusting your gearing before the race.

George Meilahn
VP Junior

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