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    best cassette ratio for 2x9 drivetrain?

    what do you guys/gals think is the best 8 speed cassette gearing for a 29/42 double drivetrain? i realize that it is pretty subjective but i was just wondering. thanks.

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    Depends on your terrain. If you have lots of steep climbing I'd go 12-34, otherwise I'd go 11-32. I run 8 speed 12-32, haven't had a chance to test it out on real trails yet, just put it together this winter.

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    My setup is 11-32 (9-speed) with 29-42 up front racing xc in Colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmxtc
    My setup is 11-32 (9-speed) with 29-42 up front racing xc in Colorado.
    i am actually running that same setup right now but thinking about switching to 8 speed whenever i need a new cassette just to keep shifting super reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris
    Depends on your terrain. If you have lots of steep climbing I'd go 12-34, otherwise I'd go 11-32. I run 8 speed 12-32, haven't had a chance to test it out on real trails yet, just put it together this winter.
    I run the same setup, 11-32 in the front and and a 8 speed 12-32 cassette in the rear.

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    I ran a 44/28 x 12-34 (2x7) for years with no complaints. Western Oregon Cascades.
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    My setup on one of the bikes that Cannondale gave me when I raced for them 12 years ago was a Sram 2x9 (we were the first and only team that had it).

    Our setup was a 42-29 with a 32-11. Raced in CA, UT, AZ, NV with lots of climbs with no issues.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rishmoca View Post
    My setup on one of the bikes that Cannondale gave me when I raced for them 12 years ago was a Sram 2x9 (we were the first and only team that had it).

    Our setup was a 42-29 with a 32-11. Raced in CA, UT, AZ, NV with lots of climbs with no issues.

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    You just replied to a four year old thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    2 x 7 them were the days
    I have a new 2x5 setup on one of my bikes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I have a new 2x5 setup on one of my bikes.


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    Well I have a 1 x 1 set up on one of my bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    Well I have a 1 x 1 set up on one of my bikes
    I have a bike with no chain. I win!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Turtle View Post
    I have a bike with no chain. I win!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post


    Oh, mine doesn't have a brake either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Turtle View Post
    Oh, mine doesn't have a brake either...
    I do not even have wheels!




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    Mine doesn't even have a frame or handlebars - I win!

    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    Mine doesn't even have a frame or handlebars - I win!
    Does not count without pics


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    So, to sum up; Running > No Whels > No chain > 1 X 1 > 1 X 9 > 2 X 9 > 2 X 10 !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Does not count without pics


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    Dood, there's like hundreds of 'pics' in that VID!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    Dood, there's like hundreds of 'pics' in that VID!
    No video shows on my display


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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    No video shows on my display


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    weird...
    here's the link so you can go directly...
    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/68991/mountain_bikers/
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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