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    Carbon Honzo magic gear for single speed?

    Anyone convert Carbon Honzo to SS? if so, magic must be done. Anyone try this out?
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    Has anyone actually used magic gear succesfully for an extended period of time on any bike? I messed with it once, but just assumed that it would remain a huge pain in the ass, since there is no way to adjust for chain wear.

    However, if you want to try, you can use this calculator: http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php
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    Magic gearing does not work long term. I'd personally run a Paul's Melvin then you'll have a broad range of choices to run the best gear for your chosen terrain.
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    Barry Wicks has been running a 34x19 on his Carbon Honzo. He talks about it in a video on Instagram. He's bikepacking with that setup as I type this.

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    Ahhh, is that the bike I saw in the WTB video? I'd kill for an SS CR

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    Yep! He posted another brief video going over his SS set up. Wicknasty if you want to follow him on Instagram.

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    I still can't wrap my head around why Kona elected to not make that frame SS compatible. Granted, this year, i can't wrap my head around most their decisions.

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    I just built up a Honzo CR and set it up singlespeed with a Paul Melvin. This will be my first time using a tensioner as my old Specialized Crave SS had an EBB. I haven't gone on a real ride yet but it seems like the tensioner is going to work really well. I've never understood why someone would attempt to use a magic gear. Seems like a bad plan.

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    More magic gear goodness!

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