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    anyone here SS with Snowcats?

    Great rides this weekend in VT despite real winter temps and little snow. More snow to come has me thinking about breaking out the snow cats but don't want to hassle with putting gears back on. If folks are doing it, how does this effect your gearing choice? Now you can see why I am looking for a 20T to go with the 30 chainring in front. Thanks for any info.

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    works great

    I'm running a 30-20 on my karate monkey with snowcats. It works great for when trails are packed out well and for getting around (a bit slow..) I also have a 23t cog on there with a spacer in between that I can manually switch to for churning through softer snow with a loaded bike at low pressure. I think its the perfect gearing
    good luck

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    Large Marge

    I have a Surly 1x1 with large marge rims. The tires I am running are 3.0 in the front and 2.7 in the rear. The measurements of the tires are almost 29". This is my solution to riding in the winter with a 29er. I deflate the tires and have a 4.5inch foot print. This bike is a singlespeed. I do not have to worry about any deraileurs.

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    where did you find a non-ramped 23T?

    Are you running a custom or Ti 23T?

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    big wheels you got there..

    What gearing are you running? Do you ever load the bike with gear and go camping? Do you change gearing for that?

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    Its not ramped but the teeth are beveled on one side, ramped is the grooves in the side of the cog right? so to answer your question its a nothing special steel cog pilfered off an old cassette that has not thrown the chain yet. Running it with horizontal dropouts. Like I said its my bailout gear for churning along through snow and if your riding hard normal stuff running old cassette cogs wil probably be more prone to throwung the chain.

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