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    26" Fat bike gearing

    Hey folks - another rookie fat bike question here. I just discovered that the chainrings on my 2015 Mukluk (bought used last fall) are about done, and I'm looking at some replacements. The original setup was 34/22 matched to a 10 spd 11-36 cassette, but the guy I bought it from switched it to 32/22, which seems pretty reasonable. I'm looking at some NOS Praxis Levatime ringsets, which I like for their durability, and I have two options: the current set up (32/22) which seems decent, given that you're really not going to go very fast on this bike, or a 36/22 setup, which will give me a bit more top-end.

    My question is this: how many of you find the need for higher gearing on say, gravel rides? Is this really an issue with a fat bike? Or is the current 32/22 setup ideal for what these bikes get used for? Just looking for some input before I pull the trigger on one or the other.

    Thanks - Phil
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    Phil

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    I ride in the 36T when there's no snow. Off-road I might be in my 5th or 6th cog unless I'm climbing. On flat paths and roads I will only have my last 3 cogs. I haven't felt like I will run out of gears.
    If my highest gear was only 32-11 I think I'd be wanting.

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    I would definitely get the 22/36 chain rings. 32/11 is too low for gravel riding in my opinion. Whats the point of having a 2x system if you dont get some top end to go with the stump-pulling 22-36 low gear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rth009 View Post
    I would definitely get the 22/36 chain rings. 32/11 is too low for gravel riding in my opinion. Whats the point of having a 2x system if you dont get some top end to go with the stump-pulling 22-36 low gear?
    I agree with this. This is the right gear for a 2x.

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    Well it's unanimous....and it agrees with what I suspected: 36/22 is the right combination. Order is in! The kicker is, the 36/22 combo was $30 cheaper than the 32/22 combo!!

    Thanks to everyone that contributed to this thread.

    Phil
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    Phil

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