It is perfectly Single Speedable, I SS it every Tuesday night (Im becoming a convert). There is mucho climbing though and the downhills are steep and techy so gear ratio needs to be low- Ive found 32/18 to be on the money for Thrunton. I ride without any suspension too and it's rigid friendly as there is little hi speed stuff.
Went up again last night and despite the rain and getting soaked to the skin we rode until we ran out of batteries again. We found a few new sections too- there are now so many options you could ride all weekend and not see your own tyre tracks!
One thing when choosing your steeds- make sure it has very good brakes and the seatpost goes down. Good tyres are essential- something soft that works well in loose and rooty terrain is what you want.
It's going to be a blast
Roll or honour (provisional)
Gil M (with Mark and Ian??)
Nice turnout so far
@Gil, cross bike is not the bike for thrunton matey