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    I need to know what gear to use.

    Im using a 46- 16 on my road bike SS and I need to know what would be a decent gearing to start SS on my mtb. I have 16, 18 and 20 rear sprockets. I just need to know whats a good front sproket to start with.

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    34t
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Im using a 32- 16 at present time and it really sucks, like I can barely coast w/ that...

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    you coming from 46:16, it will be sucky. i think your fitness is ready for a 36-38T, trail dependent, just fine tune it with your cogs. my 32:15 is just perfect for me.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Cool, thanks a lot. I'm going to pick one up today

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    Yeah, I ride 46:16 and would recommend a 36T (assuming it has 26" wheels). Start out with 36:18 and see how that goes. If you don't do any lengthly technical climbs you'll probably be able to drop down to the 16T.

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    Thanks for the help fellas!

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