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    1X people what are your ratios

    I figured we're all in So Cal and probably all climb quite a bit. What ratios are you running? I'll start - Pivot Mach 5.7 carbon with a 1X11 32 front 42 rear. Debating going to a 30 or 28 up front.. What's your ratio?

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    I'm going to 1x on my XC bike (that will weigh about 6 pounds less than current bike), so I am going to go 32t on front, with 11-42. Will be a little tougher on the climbs but thats okay, I need to get stronger.

    I use this for ratios: BikeCalc.com - Bicycle Gear Inches Chart

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    Nomad C -32/36
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    When it gets steep and cadence slows, I stand on all bikes.
    The 34/42 allows for casual spin on most soil types until it gets really steep.

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    I'm a 2X guy so my reply is irrelevant.
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    To be honest this thread was promoted by the misery of climbing to the suicide trail in agoura. We took a trail from king James road that laid me out and made me rethink ratios. Thanks for the responses thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robncircus View Post
    To be honest this thread was promoted by the misery of climbing to the suicide trail in agoura. We took a trail from king James road that laid me out and made me rethink ratios. Thanks for the responses thus far.

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    What's the degree and distance of that particular climb?
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    Not Cali (Colorado), but I've been running a 32 front with 11-32 rear 1x8 setup for years. About 26 gear inches with the 26" tire. Can't imagine needing or wanting a 42 rear?

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    Re: 1X people what are your ratios

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    What's the degree and distance of that particular climb?
    we did 2 loops. 11.5 total miles and 2600 ft of climbing. here's a link. it's the first time I've walked, but man was I wiped that day.


    Check out my 11.5 mi Ride on Strava: http://app.strava.com/activities/153487764

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    Another Colorado boy (old man) here. My low is 26x42 on my TBLTc. Gravity is my high gear.

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    San Diego local....34 x 11-36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwivelo55 View Post
    San Diego local....34 x 11-36
    You climb Noble in that ratio?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    You climb Noble in that ratio?

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    On the fs I run a Raceface n/w 32 ring with an 11-36 10 speed cassette.
    Hardtail runs a 32 and 11-34 9 speed cassette.

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    You climb Noble in that ratio?
    I've climbed Noble with 32/34 it's doable. Just upgraded to 10 speed and the 36 cog should make it a bit easier. =)
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    32/11-36

    Ride all over. No issues. Seems to be the sweet spot for me.

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    1X people what are your ratios

    28x42 on a Ripley. Haven't yet found myself wanting a bigger ring up front.

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    29er HT: 1x10, 30T front and 11-42/OneUp 42T rear

    26 FS: 1x9 30T front and 11-34 rear, and its not low enough...but I don't do much climbing with this bike.

    I would get get a 28T for the day that you know are going to be slow grinders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwivelo55 View Post
    San Diego local....34 x 11-36
    Same here.

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    30x42 on my Specialized Enduro 29er. 800-900 gram tires. I could easily go 32 in the front, but the 30 allows for a little more of a bailout when I'm spent. I always try and gear for the worst case scenario. The 32 would give me a minimal advantage going down, for the trails I ride at least. Pumping is better at that point.

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    Tallboy LTC

    34 single ring
    40x11 10 speed rear with Hope 40

    Makes you faster but you pay a bit in sweat and effort.

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    28/10-42 for me on my FS.

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    I was running 1x10 with 32/12-42, and now have a wider range on both ends with X01 28/10-42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    I was running 1x10 with 32/12-42, and now have a wider range on both ends with X01 28/10-42.
    Same cassette I am running. I am using a RaceFace NW ring up front. I thought I would want to move up to a 30t ring but haven't had the desire to yet with the long climbs I do and unless I am on a fire road descent I don't miss a larger ring.

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    1X people what are your ratios

    I started using the 28t because I had it lying around and my Lunchbox wouldn't fit a bigger ring. I expected to need the 32t ring for my top gear, but 28/10 is faster than 32/12 and I don't really have the need for more. I don't *really* need the 28/42 either, but it's nice to have on those days where I'm not feeling all that great.
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    32 x 20.

    I walk a lot.

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    32 with 11-34 (9spd) out back on a 26er.

    Love it, at least on the relatively short climbs where I live. Never hit anything steep enough to want a lower gear (but I stand and grind a few times a ride) and I've rarely run our of gear on the high end. If you sit and spin, you're going to need a smaller front or bigger rear.

    Not adding another divot into the rock and log obstacles (more clearance thanks to no big ring) is worth it in my book.

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