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    Podium Chain Ring

    Hey All,

    I'm looking at downsizing the chain ring size on my Podium. Currently have a 38t, and it is a bit much when pedalling up the hill. Looking at possibly going down to a 32, 33, or 34. Just wanted to poll other Podium owners to see what you are running and how you like it.

    Thanks,

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    Not trail riding or riding uphill, only transfers from lift to trail...

    If I did have to pedal more, would look at a 34/36 depending upon terrain.

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    I'm running a 36 and it's been great. I'm rocking a Dura-Ace 12-27 cassette out back and if I was racing I may want to go to a 38 or 37, (yes, they are out there) but for general DH riding the 36 has never left me wanting more.

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    I think mine has a 35. Ordered a 36 but I think a 35 showed up by mistake and I just kept it. Seems to work fine, I have an 11-25 in the back.
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    34t will work, doubt youd need to go lower.
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    Depends on how much and where you are pedalling it I would guess? My wife runs a 31T front and 11-36T rear so she can spin up the fire roads on Mt Fromme and the climbing trails on Seymour. She does half Shore rides half Whistler with her Podium with a single crown fork.

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    I am in the Vancouver/Tri-cities area, and I pedal more than shuttle. I think I will go for the 34t.

    Thanks for the input.

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