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    Converting to SS, what do I need?

    Really thinking of converting my '08 Stumpjumper 29er Comp (it's a hardtail). It has sliding dropouts, so I'm told I don't need a tensioner. What do I need for the conversion? I'd like to use SS cogs/chainrings to eliminate the shiftgates, and also to save my original drivetrain to go back if necessary. Is a SS chain necessary or just a good idea?

    What gear ratio? On the night-ride last night, someone said 32/20, does that sound right?

    Thanks.

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    The link on the upper right of the single speed forum home page is a good place to start.

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    gearing depends on the terain, it also depends on the parts you use as to wether you need a different chain... bad mechanic is right... you should click around on the single speed forum and see what you can see
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    Where do you usually sit in your cassette? I'd pick somewhere in the middle and go from there. 32/20 isn't a bad place to start. I'd pick up an 18T cog too. All depends on what kind of terrain and how strong of a rider you are.
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    Single Speed Chainring, Cogs, Spacer Kit & Chain

    I have everything that you need to convert your bike to a SS.

    http://www.socaltrailriders.org/foru...s-spacers.html

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