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    help with gearing

    I am just building up my bike on a azonic steelhead frame with 26" wheels and a 32t chainring, I was wondering what size cog I should put in the back, I can't seem to figure out any gear calculators or such but was wondering what size would be good overall as i will be doing some long climbs as well as alot of flat...

    sorry if this is a stupid question but I cannot figure it out myself and wanted the opinions of some more competant riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cereal
    I am just building up my bike on a azonic steelhead frame with 26" wheels and a 32t chainring, I was wondering what size cog I should put in the back, I can't seem to figure out any gear calculators or such but was wondering what size would be good overall as i will be doing some long climbs as well as alot of flat...

    sorry if this is a stupid question but I cannot figure it out myself and wanted the opinions of some more competant riders.
    32x18 is a good starting point if you have some hills to climb. A nice balance between speed on the flats and something that's ok for climbing.

    As alternatives:
    32x16 is good for flatter rides, or stronger riders.
    32x20 is good if you're a little out of shape, or doing some mondo hills.

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    thanks a ton!

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