View Poll Results: Wich drivetrain ?

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  • Singlespeed

    2 3.92%
  • Single (32 or 36 tooth) plus a bashguard and chain guide

    4 7.84%
  • double 22/32 + bash

    21 41.18%
  • or triple 22/32/44

    24 47.06%
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  1. #1
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    Whats your drivetrain setup ?

    I'm kinda building a do it all bike, but its main purpose is going to be AM/Trail/FR and I'm kinda caught up on drivetrains. I'm not sure its possible, but I currently have a set of hussefelt cranks that arent being used. its just got a 32 tooth + bash on it. I still really want to be able to climb with my bike, was wondering if I can make those cranks into a 22/32 or maybe even a 22/32/44.

    that raises the next question, this bike is going to be subjected to quite some abuse. I dont have tons of cash, so I would like to stick with Truvativ Hussefelts. I know they are cheap/strong ..a little heavy but who cares. theres option one. Singlespeed, option two. single + bash/chainguide, option 3 a 22/32 + bash or option 4 22/32/44.

    what should I put on there ?

    ohh ya, the Drivetrain is 8 Speed, Deore front and Deore, or LX in the rear, these are running through Alivio shifters. thanks

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    I'd go with a 22-36-bash up front. That setup rocks. You get all the high gear you need for trails, plus a bashguard. Best of both worlds. That's what I run on my AM bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    I'd go with a 22-36-bash up front. That setup rocks. You get all the high gear you need for trails, plus a bashguard. Best of both worlds. That's what I run on my AM bike.
    That is a sweet option, me likey!!

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    I third that...

    Same.

    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    That is a sweet option, me likey!!

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    Really not much point in a triple, unless you're racing XC. I have a triple just because I'm too cheap to buy a bash! In fact, I found out yesterday I had the limit screw set so that I couldn't get into the big ring if I wanted to.

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    Another double 22/36 + bash. IT going to be a pretty popular option (22/34/B also). I suggest you add it to the poll.

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    thats all i ever use... 2rings plus bash... better log clearance and the bash glides across the top of the log if there is contact as oppose to a big ring grabbing it. I was thinking of 22/32/44/bash

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    Triples are nice for the ride to the trailhead. You don't need a bashring unless you have a low bottom bracket.

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    3 rings no bash, sons leg riding some urban.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    3 rings no bash, sons leg riding some urban.
    I've done that. Owie.

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    triple. i dont see much use for a bashguard really. my days of plowing into immovable objects on the trail are over. pick lines and hop onto to objects such as rocks and logs.

    tip: when hopping logs, pick up front wheel and bonk it on the top of log. then in one motion hop, thrusting bike forward in front of you, plant rear wheel on top of log. be sure to lean back and have arms fully extended in front of you. on large logs my gut will hit my seat.

    my big ring sees little use, but it sees some on the way to the trail, on big dh, or on fire road sections. i ride way too much uphill to use a single, but i dont know what you are riding.
    Last edited by washedup; 07-31-2006 at 11:26 AM.

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