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  1. #1
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    Help with gearing

    I'm building my first dedicated Single Speed, a Niner One 9 with a rigid carbon fork. I'm 230 pounds, ride every day and put in around 2200 trail miles over the last year. I ride in Northern Louisiana and out trails are twisty with poor flow and lots of steep, short climbs.

    What's a good starting gearing?

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    I run 32 x19 and it seems pretty much in the middle. Loads of steep trails here.
    Suicide by single speed. Work in progress.

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    i'd go bigger out of the gate, the steepest gear you can climb your biggest hill. surprising what you grind up if it's a short climb, as opposed to sustained climbing. 34x18 or something approaching 2:1.

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