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    2012 Kona Unit - Want Taller Gearing - Recommendations?

    I'm pretty much just using my Unit as an all purpose urban commuter and it's pretty flat here, so I'd like the gearing to be taller for more relaxed commuting.

    Any recommendations for what to go with? I'll admit, I've never worked on a bike before, but I'd say I'm definitely mechanically inclined.

    Any write ups out there on how to change the gearing and if someone has a brief shopping list and recommendations on what I'll need, I'd be very appreciative.

    Thanks!

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    I was using a 34-18 in the early spring commuting on my unit but tended to top out at about 15-16mph on the flats. If I was going to be doing a considerable amount of commuting I would probably use a 34-17 set up. I was also riding in the stock igniter tires.

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    I don't know if you have a chain whip. But you need that locking tool for the unit hub.

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    Thanks for the recommendations, finally got around to ordering from the links provided above.

    Any idea where I could get torque specs for the rear sliding drop out hex bolts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord09 View Post
    Thanks for the recommendations, finally got around to ordering from the links provided above.

    Any idea where I could get torque specs for the rear sliding drop out hex bolts?
    RE: torque specs.
    Contact Kona customer support.

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