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    Anyone running Middleburn 2x9?

    Thoughts on Middleburn? I was thinking 29t and 34t for the front range. I thought about switching to 2x10 but it will cost way too much. Also what size cassette are you running?
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    Just take that black inner thingy extra weight off - slap a 22t on the back and your good to go- on the front range!
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    Love my middleburn crank. A little heavy but style points and sturdy as hell.
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    I am running now 32x9. Been riding 36/22x9 before. I simply removed/swapped the rings and adjusted the range of the FD. Cassette is a 34-11. Now, that I run a 32 only in the front, I am using the 34 in the rear quite a bit.

    Only complaint I have is that the 32 or 36 in the front is a bit slow for the flats and the occasional fire road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaba Klaus View Post
    I am running now 32x9. Been riding 36/22x9 before. I simply removed/swapped the rings and adjusted the range of the FD. Cassette is a 34-11. Now, that I run a 32 only in the front, I am using the 34 in the rear quite a bit.

    Only complaint I have is that the 32 or 36 in the front is a bit slow for the flats and the occasional fire road.
    Interesting, maybe a 42/29 combo would work better for me then since I like to ride the fire roads on occasion. I guess I'll have to experiment and see what works best. It's one kick ass looking crank though.
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    I agree with both: Cranks looks super cool and 42/29 might be the better combo. 34/29 seems a bit close to me. Not sure what a ring costs you, but maybe you can experiment or change them depending on your current passion.

    I am usually running the 32x9 (34-11) as a good compromise for the more technical riding I prefer. But for escapades like 24h races and 100 mile days I switch back to a triple, mainly for that big ring.
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    Couple years back I rocked a 29/40 on the 29er with an 11-34 9spd cassette. For the Front Range the 29x34 was tall for Belcher and Falcon. A 36t rear or a 27t front or both would have been much better. I also experienced chain suck on more than one occasion - but that was probably due to rider error.

    Middleburn does offer a 27T for the duo - MTB Tandems may have the 27t duo in stock.

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