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Riding the Old Pueblo MTB Course on a Singlespeed CX Bike

  March 14, 2012

We first met Mykyta Yurtyn in San Francisco last year at the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships, where he raced his singlespeed Raleigh Hodala CX bike with Gates Carbon Drive in the rain and mud of Golden Gate Park. Mykyta, who rides for Troupe Racing, recently sent us an update:

“I just wanted to share with you a little adventure I had a couple of weeks ago. I raced Single Speed Solo at 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo and did it on my SSCX bike running the CDX Gates Carbon Drive. Bike was geared 50×25 with 115 belt. I raced the entire cross season on this belt (bike was geared 50×22 for cross), did countless miles in between, and now this 24 hour race. The drivetrain performed flawlessly during the race – smooth, quiet, efficient and reliable as always. I did the entire race, 11 laps and all 24 hours, on the same bike with belt drive. No mechanical issues, just lots of smooth fun in the desert on 2 wheels 🙂 Thanks for the super cool, innovative and reliable product!”

Mykyta Yurtyn, the Mad Ukrainian, at SSCXWC

You can read Mykyta’s write-up on the Old Pueblo race at the link below: