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    Brown County IN Single Speed Gearing Q?

    Im going on a road trip and am going to stop to ride Brown County State Park in Indiana. What Gearing do you guys ride on a single speed 29er? I use 2:1 in flat houston and even in some of the Hill country here in Texas. I have been riding Single Speed only for almost 5 years now and am a pretty strong rider.

    Thanks for the advise in advance.
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    there are really no sustained sections steeper than 12% 2:1 would be fine for a strong rider.

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    I ran a 32:18 and did all the trails in one go (34 miles). 2:1 would have been tuff for that distance. 20 miles would have been possible for me with a 2:1.
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    I did the breakdown last year on my rigid SS 29er. 32:20 gearing. I'm native to western NC, so I'm used to some hefty climbing. If I were to do it again this year, I'd probably be on a 32:18. If you are used to the mileage, I'd say stick with what you are normally riding!

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    I rode BC last year with 34x18 and it seemed perfect. I was in really good shape at the time though...

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