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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.
    BBI certified, 12+ years as mechanic

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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.
    '08 GF Montare
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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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