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    So I switched to a 34T on my Spitfire ...

    ... and what a difference.

    I was running a 32T previously and the suspension felt plush but there was some unwanted pedal feedback. At first I thought I didn't set up the RP23 correctly, but now that I'm running the 34T the bike's got a LOT more zip. Zero pedal feedback - hard crankin' just drives the rear wheel into the ground. Climbing and accelerating is ridiculous now. I think I finally get what this bike is all about.

    Just goes to show you gotta always be tweakin'.

    Come to think of it, I probably should have just e-mailed Keith or Jon at Banshee, and saved myself the trouble of coming up with this genius idea myself.


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    That's interesting as I always ran a 34 on mine and thought it pedaled super well...never understood why people said otherwise.

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    Yeah. For me, the difference was night and day.

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    The frame was designed to run a single 34t ring, which was kind of futuristic at the time that the frame was launched. 3 or 4 years later I have to say that Banshee really nailed the geometry of this bike. Maybe 140 mm of travel would have been nice... We'll see how it goes with the 2013 model.

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    Yes! But that takes away a the low 32t gear.... Not the best option.

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    I run a 32 an my spitfire is on the money! I don't feel an excessive pedal feedback on mine...

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    Exactly my thought also... I mean there is some feedback, but not noticeable to the point of switching to a 34... I ran a 36 for the Trestle enduro and it was all good also.

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