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    28t with 10-42. That is for 29-er, for 26 inch wheel I would stay with 30t ring.

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    32t with 11-34 9speed on 26" wheels riding the western slope of Colorado. I find I gas out too soon on some trails so I'm gonna try a 30t NW with a 12-36 cassette.

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    32t pushing 11-34 9spd on both my bikes.

    I used to push a 36t chain ring but a combination of injury and overly long downtime has de-powered me this year.

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    32t 1x10 on a Race Face Turbine crank, 26x4 fatbike at 11-42t with a Wolftooth Giant Cog & 11-36 an a 29er wheel set. At first, the 32t was not low enough, but after 3 months & about 600 miles of riding, I rarely get into the 36t cog on climbs, let alone the 42t bailout gear.
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    32t driving an 11-36 cassette on a 26er. Techy trails with lots of steep ups and downs. Occasionally I would like one easier gear so I'm likely to stick a 40 or 42t cog on my cassette in the near future. I only spin it out on fire roads. I certainly never go fast enough for it to be an issue on any local singletrack.

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    Is there anyone here running 32 or bigger who's on a 29er and weighs over 200?

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    28 front, XX1 11spd 10-42 rear, 27.5in tires. I need that to climb some local trails and roads with my old knees...

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    36T with 11-36 cassette.

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    28t on a xo1 29er. Geared specifically for 24% tech climb that is part of my local loop. Sacrificed a lot of top end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias530 View Post
    Is there anyone here running 32 or bigger who's on a 29er and weighs over 200?
    Yes. Again, 36 tooth with a 11-36 ten speed rear. On an Anthem 29er. I weight ~220 without my pack on.

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    30t with an 11-36t cassette. Wish I would have gone 32t.

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    34 / 11-36 Stumpy EVO ht @ 21lbs

    32 / 11-36 Civilian Luddite @ 25lbs.

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    OP, I'm 265 and run a 32t or a 28t depending on where I ride.
    I'm going to rob banks til I retire or get caught. Either way I'm set for life

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    I'm 210 and running a 32t w/ 11-36 cassette. Just about perfect for where I ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homeless junkie View Post
    OP, I'm 265 and run a 32t or a 28t depending on where I ride.
    Cool. 235-240 here and 30T is fine for most but I'm going to leave the 28T up there for now. I have an 11-36 cassette. If I had a 10-42 cassette I'd be fine with 30 or 32T

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    32t up front with 11-36 on a Yeti 29r in Northern Utah.

    I do 2,000 - 3,000+ feet of climbing per ride on average. Some climbs have felt fairly stiff with the somewhat-limited gearing, but no major issues so far.

    Our stiffer, high-elevation riding is about 95% open now so I'm now dropping down to a 30t up front. I will eventually add the 42t in back if I feel it is necessary after installing the 30t up front.

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    1x drivetrain crew--what size is your chainring?

    30t with 11-42 Wolf Tooth, love it.

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    2x10 is the new 1x11! Great range with 24/38 to 11/40 WT. Shimano drive train w/ clutch RD is super smooth and quiet. Perfect geezer gearing on my Carbine 29 for the long summer alpine climbs to 12k and I love cranking the big gears on the way down.
    Don't think I could live with the 1by. Sorry if this post would be better on another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias530 View Post
    Cool. 235-240 here and 30T is fine for most but I'm going to leave the 28T up there for now. I have an 11-36 cassette. If I had a 10-42 cassette I'd be fine with 30 or 32T
    I never run outta high gear if I run 28T and I have 10-42 cassette. The trails I've been riding are slow and super techy.

    I think 1x is the new 2x10. The only problem I've had is mud. We had a crazy wet spring in MD. The total opposite of where I'm at now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCanary View Post
    2x10 is the new 1x11! Great range with 24/38 to 11/40 WT. Shimano drive train w/ clutch RD is super smooth and quiet. Perfect geezer gearing on my Carbine 29 for the long summer alpine climbs to 12k and I love cranking the big gears on the way down.
    Don't think I could live with the 1by. Sorry if this post would be better on another thread.
    I think you'd be surprised how well you can do with less. I thought I was struggle with a 32t / 11-36 living where I do (Utah), but so far, I'm just proving to myself that I can push harder than I thought I could. I DO want a bit more range with the 42t in back, but so far, I'm pumped with the 1x.

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    42t Oneup with 32 NW chainring, 27.5

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    Usually 34t with 11-36, bit tough on some climbs around where I ride.
    Updated to 30t with 11-36 for steeper climbs, seems too easy now compared to 34t.
    Might try 32t instead.
    on 27.5.

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    Running a 32 on my Superfly and Fuel EX, going to a 34 on on my Yeti SB-66 when I build it up. The 32 does a good job on the Superfly, not so much the up gearing from the larger wheels, more just that the Fuel EX attacks things a bit more aggressively so I can find myself spinning out when I've got a bit of a gravity advantage.

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    30T x 13-42

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    My Butcher is 32 / 11-36 with 26" wheels. I've considered swapping for a 34 as I spin out more often than I use the big cog, but it's nice to have the bail out gear.
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