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    what gear ratio you runnin?

    just curious, that's all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesterdawg
    just curious, that's all...
    I changed the Stout to a 32/20 for now. I haven't had the chance to get it on the trails yet, tho.

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    32:22. I have run a bunch but coming back to this or 32:21. It is a little crappy on the flats but after long days of climbing the extra tooth or two is really nice

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    32/20 with 26" wheels, but I'm waiting on a 19T cog to arrive in the mail as we speak. The 32/19 set up is in part a quest for a "magic gear" and in part because I'm tired of spinning out on the flats.

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    32/16 on 29er, cause I'm stooopid like that.
    Stuffing our faces at an ever smaller table.

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    32 x 19...29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by bchrismer
    I changed the Stout to a 32/20 for now. I haven't had the chance to get it on the trails yet, tho.
    "Sweet" avatar!

    You liv'n in the Lou?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iKona40
    "Sweet" avatar!

    You liv'n in the Lou?
    Grew up in St Chuck. Living down in Springtown now.

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    All on a 29er:

    32 x 18 for one annual hill climb race.
    32 x 19 for everyday racing and riding.
    32 x 20 for endurance racing.

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    on my 650B:
    • 38 x 19
    • 32 x 21

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    i tried 26" 32/16, 32/18, and 32/20 and it stays on the 18t cog most of the time. 20t if i am riding something super steep and 16t if i am just riding around town or some mellow trails.

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    30x20 right now to get my ss legs. Probably will change to 30x18 in future

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    32x18 works real nice around town but havent tried it out on the trails yet

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    Comparing gear ratios alone isn't enough to effectively compare. It's like comparing cars by engine without knowing transmission or gearing. Gear ratio, crankarm length, and wheelsize are all needed to effectively compare, it's known as the gain ratio.
    To add content: 26", 2:1 (34/17), 170mm, 3.9 gain ratio.
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    32x16 26er

    technical single track with short steep climbs and fast flow it's heaven. longer climbs or slower flow and it's hell.

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    29", 34x20 and 34x22, 175 cranks

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    32x20, 29er
    32x18, 26er

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    32/20 29er
    32/18 26er

    Pisgah National Forest

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    29er 32x20
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    32x20 on a 29er. I spin out on flats sometimes, but im a fat dude and need this gear for climbs.

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    53x14, but only on really steep and technical stuff, like when I climb the Divide. No biggie.

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    29er
    32x18-20
    Depending on the terrain and race length.

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    I have legs with feet on the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    53x14, but only on really steep and technical stuff, like when I climb the Divide. No biggie.
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    34/19 on a 29er. South West PA and Northern WV. works fine for me. Someone built it up with the 34... seemed odd but i'll rock it.

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    29er 32x18-22 depending on where I'm riding.

    Use the 20T cog the most.

    Also in Western NC
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    My singlespeed e-penis ratio varies between 36/18 and 36/20 (29er), depending on the terrain, season, race or training etc.
    Ride more!

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    26er 34:16
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    Usually avg 11mph with this on local trails

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    32x18 on local trails, 32x 21 in the mountains

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    Quote Originally Posted by asphaltdude
    My singlespeed e-penis ratio varies.
    That's pretty funny...

    36x22 or 21 for my 29 er

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    Went from 32/16 to 34/16 for the road. Haven't tested it in off-road.

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    32/16

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    Riding So Cal. 34x20 on my Gary Fisher Tassajara conversion. 26er...

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    32*15 fo racing

    32*18 in the mountains. Way to easy for racing!
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    34:17 for my 29er mostly all riding i do....
    Central florida

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    32x22 175mm cranks handles pretty much anything you can throw at it here in New England

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    32/16 on a 26"

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    34:16 for the 26er mtb and 52:14 for the road bike.
    It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

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    29er with 32/18, 175mm cranks

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    Isn't this like comparing penis size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    Isn't this like comparing penis size?
    I must be small with a 32:22 but these long all day climb fest in socal I am ok with it.

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    32:22 on a 29er on the front range of CO- I'm a wuss, I suppose, but it seems like every trail we have is up, up, up and then some up and then down. Thinking about picking up a 23t for the days my legs are a little more worked. Also a little new to SS... um, and I am recovering from an injury... and my brakes rub... and...

    Mostly I'm just a wuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    Isn't this like comparing penis size?
    Only if you list crank length . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canaan
    Only if you list crank length . . . .
    what if i manscape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    what if i manscape?
    I thought it is a faux pas after Labor Day. Winter's a-comin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I thought it is a faux pas after Labor Day. Winter's a-comin'.
    LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdinOrion
    32/16 on 29er, cause I'm stooopid like that.
    Me too lol. I swear my thighs gained an inch or two in circumference after a few weeks!
    Opinions are like a**holes: Sometimes they need to be punched in the face and told to STFU.

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    Running 36x20 on my 26" Monocog with 180mm cranks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SquishyPanda
    Me too lol. I swear my thighs gained an inch or two in circumference after a few weeks!
    the pills or the pump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    the pills or the pump?
    Definitely the "pump"
    Opinions are like a**holes: Sometimes they need to be punched in the face and told to STFU.

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