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    Single speed Pugsley owners

    What are you running for gearing?

    I know, I know...where do you ride, what is your fitness, how much do you weigh....blah, blah blah.

    I just am looking for a base line to start with. I am in New England, intermediate level rider.

    Thanks and feel free to hammer, trash or otherwise ridicule my for asking ..

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    32 x 20 now but it's kinda low. I usually run 32 x 19. I'm in Iowa so not much for climbs.

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    I find 2 teeth at the rear more than I run on my 29er seems comfortable. (Using Nates on fatbike, Racing Ralphs on 29er)

    Snow and very soft going is a game changer, and it's difficult to go low enough.
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    34x17 12 months, unless I'm doing dirt roads and will jump 1 tooth to a 35x17 or a 8 - 12 hour endurance race in spring / summer, I will go 34x18 / 19 depending on the climbing. I'm lazy and don't like to switch the gearing unless I really have to. Run what you have mentality.

    I live in Michigan, so we really don't have "mountains" just big hills. The trails are usually groomed like carpet so I can run the bigger gear. This is the same gearing I would run when I rode SS 29er. PM me if you have any questions about my set up.

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    This was a good post waaay back then.
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    Not on a Pugsley but

    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    I find 2 teeth at the rear more than I run on my 29er seems comfortable.
    Pretty much same here, always ran 32x20 or 32x21 on 29ers and have landed on 32x22 for the Puffin.
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    31x18, for the hilly Northeast US. I weigh about 170.
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    32x19. 32x18 when I want to go faster and be more tired at the end of the ride. SE WI, so not much climbing. Had the Pugs in geared mode the last few weeks and am thinking it's just way more fun of a bike setup as a single speed.

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    Anyone run theirs dingle speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkumBucket View Post
    Anyone run theirs dingle speed?
    Yup, me.

    32/22 for the most part, and 22/32 for deep snow and bogs.

    I got an adapter from Pinion and I run a stainless steel 32t chainring on the rear. Thus it works nicely with the standard sized 32t and 22t granny up front without needing to adjust wheel position.

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I have a 30 tooth front ring waiting for me at my LBS. I also am running a Hope Pro II rear hub ( Love the Click!). The hub allows me to use Surly's rear gears or dismantle any free wheel to play with gearing. Right now I have a 19 on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    Thanks for the replies.
    I have a 30 tooth front ring waiting for me at my LBS. I also am running a Hope Pro II rear hub ( Love the Click!). The hub allows me to use Surly's rear gears or dismantle any free wheel to play with gearing. Right now I have a 19 on the back.
    That should be pretty good, I spent a while on 30x20 myself.
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    Not Pug, Moonie with Clown Shoes/Bud&Lou - 28x19
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