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    Yelli Screamy as SS

    I've read that some people have set them up as SS (apparently 32x21 is a magic gear). What are your thoughts on the frame as SS compared to other SS frames you've had?

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    check the other Yelli Screamy threads for info and pictures.
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    I checked in that thread, but I wanted to hear people's ride experiences with the bike set up as SS, not just with gears.

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    Just finished my build as SS and took it out for a first ride this weekend and loved it! Set up with a chain tensioner 32:18, might go 32:20 do have a bit more power left in te tank for the down sections where the Yelli Geo really impressed!

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    I ran mine as a magic gear SS the time I was on it. I'm a clyde and greatly prefer a stiff rear on my SS bikes. This frame is nice and beefy, worked great as an SS. I had planned on getting a BB mounted Blackspire Stinger for tensioning duites for the summer (for when I went back to smaller cogs). However I think it would be useful even with a 32x21, as the chain tension could be a little tighter.

    If you want a 120mm 29 SS, ideal bike IMHO! Course sliders would be a nice on one in the future.
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    I have mine built as 32-20 with a half link and I do not need a tensioner. The chain is tight but not binding tight. I've got a 19t cog coming and I hope it will fit the same without the half link. I will see tomorrow when it shows up.

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    I already posted this to the other Yelli thread...
    I got a Rennen 32.2t chainrin and a 19t cog with a half link it is the perfect chain tension.

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    Just grab a Trickstuff Excentriker and run whatever gear you want

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    I've used a surly singleator, 32x21, and my mrp g2 as a chain tensioner (currently w 32x20) worked pretty good and preferred way to roll SS on this bike...fared better than my rear tire and pedals the last ride.
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    32:21 did not work at all on mine. I'm not sure how that one made it into the sales blurb.

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    32x21 worked ok for me but is a little to easy so I ran at 34x19 for a while, all without a tensioner

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    The Yelli works well as an SS in my opinion, I think the set back seat tube makes the Yelli climb best stood up, and it builds up light once you drop all the gear gubbins.

    I currently run 32:19 and a Surly Singlator on push down. The chain is a bit stretched and I am only a couple mm short of being able to take a link out, not that it matters. Maybe I'll put a half link in, not sure.

    My experience of magic gears is the last only a ride or two before the chain stretches, so not worth the mental effort.
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