View Poll Results: derailer or ss

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  • you run a derailer

    19 45.24%
  • you run ss

    23 54.76%
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  1. #1
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    derailers in dirt jumping and urban

    im just wondering what every ones views are on runing a deriler for urban/dirt jumping. i jun a derailer.

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    I have nothing against gears or derailleurs... I just personally run my street rig as an SS.
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    gear changers are the weakest link... SS is the way

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    I like haveing the rear derailer , gives me another thing to grind on , I live near hills and have to ride up them frequently and a derailer adds to the real MTB feel
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    i like my derailleur cause it give me some more options. if my legs arent feelin up to it or something that day. or if i am pretending i know how to ride trials and wanna use a lower gear.

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    I run the shifter also. I'm waiting until it is destroyed and then will convert to SS.

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    Real men don't need gears. 2:1 on 26" wheels should get you up just about any hill. I guess if your bike is a rattletrap, the derailer could hide some of the noises.

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    I run gears. I like them for DJ and Street. but I wont ride them in the park. always screw me up. but my bike is going SS soon, I only have trouble with them when reverting or landing backwards
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    Gears are great if you're gonna be riding everywhere and up everything on your bike. Otherwise, screw 'em! With the right ratio, you don't need gears. Just another thing to break. I run singlespeed, and I'm likin' it! Of course, I am getting the ratio changed, but that's not the point.

    The only way I'd run gears is on that concept frame by Evil, with a completely internal gear shifter around the crank. That thing is the sh1+!

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    i run gears cus i have to ride a long way to get to good street spots

    and i like to have the options
    but when my derailer dies im goin ss

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    gears are cool for dj... not for street or park.

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    i've always run gears, but then i have to ride over 2 miles to get to any desent dj spots. i also ride DH on the same rig so it's kinda needed.

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    der.s for now until i have the money for SS
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    I like gears but thats because I do freeride type stuff but if I had a dirt jump, urban, park bike i would have SS.
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    If I didn't trailride on my DJ/street bike it wouldn't have gears. They're just a pain in the ass for everything except trailriding.
    It's just frustrating sometimes being an Athena...

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    Anywhere that you have the potential to drop your bike a lot, you should consider going single speed. Park/Street for sure. DJ maybe. NS/DH keep your gears.
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    2:1 is all you need for DJ, street, and park. Go ss.

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    I'm suprised how close the voting is. I'd figure SS would have a huge majority.

    Personally, I like the SS. Less crap to worry about, rattle, and break. And less weight. I rock a 32-13... cuz I'm a man like that!!! Actually, I think it feels perfect to me because I grew up racing BMX.

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    28-13 street / park / DJ
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    32-18 XC

    Dont bother switching gears, just switch bikes

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    i run gears cause i use one bike for everything, dh, north shore, dj, street. if i had a bike just for dj and street i'd run a ss

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