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Gearing for training camp in Denia

forestnot1forestnot1 Posts: 244
edited February 2015 in Training, fitness and health
Off on a training camp in Denia, wondering what gearing I may need. Same as in the UK (I live in Hampshire/Berkshire)?


  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,003
    You haven't really given away much info there....
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  • pirniepirnie Posts: 242
    I've been out there for the past 3 years in January, and unless you go looking for really steep stuff then you probably won't encounter much above 10-12%, with most hills being around 7% average. There is steeper stuff, but you it tends to be the smaller back roads so you have to go looking for it really. I got by absolutely fine on a 34-27 lowest gear (I'm really not a climber's build :P ) and one of the guys I went with 2 years coped on 39-23.... He is a maniac though
  • Bar ShakerBar Shaker Posts: 2,313
    A compact with a 27 or 28 is fine for Coll de Rates above Jalon. That's about the toughest climb in the area.
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