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    building up bridgestone - gearing sugg for S. Cali

    I ride the Santa Monica Mountains in Hollywood and Malibu. Anybody have a good suggestion for gearing for this area. I've been on a cross bike and a geared full susp for years - now I'm building up my bridgestone MB-4 with an ENO eccentric hub. I want to get a fixed gear for the flip flop also. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keypocket
    I ride the Santa Monica Mountains in Hollywood and Malibu. Anybody have a good suggestion for gearing for this area. I've been on a cross bike and a geared full susp for years - now I'm building up my bridgestone MB-4 with an ENO eccentric hub. I want to get a fixed gear for the flip flop also. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    It depends on so many factors (and which part of the Santa Monicas), but for starting 32x20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacman
    It depends on so many factors (and which part of the Santa Monicas), but for starting 32x20.
    I gotta agree with Pacman. 32x20 is a great start. If it's too tough, find a 22 rear.

    Good luck!
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    34 X 19 Is where I'm at now. Play around with different combos. Everybody is different .
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