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    Pug SS Touring Ratio

    Hi Kids,

    My Pugsley is going to Iceland for some bikepacking. I hate derailleurs so I'll be running a SS setup.

    Current plan is to go Dinglespeed, 30/19 and 24/25. Nice, low climbing/slogging gear for bad mud or mountains, and a "regular" gear for the other 90% of riding.

    I know I'll be spending some time on pavement or packed earth this trip. I already have this gearing setup on my bike, and around town, the 30/19 feels very spinny. But, if I head onto the trail or through shallow snow, suddenly the 30/19 is perfect...

    So, knowing no two riders are the same and preference varies wildly, anyone with touring SS experience want to chime in on which option they like more?

    A) Keep 30/19

    B) Switch to 31/18 (preserving the Dinglespeed chain length)

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    It depends!

    How much crap will you be carrying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    It depends!

    How much crap will you be carrying?
    165lbs of Me

    ~20-25lbs of stuff

    ~5-10lbs of food and water

    Maybe a bit more... I'm traveling with my girlfriend, so I am going to bear the brunt of shared stuff like extra water, cooking stuff, our 4-season tent (~7lbs alone), and tools. Other than the heavy tent, everything will be pretty streamlined and ultralight, and we'll be using bikepacking bags with two panniers each.
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    I would get in longish loaded test rides with both to see what works best. It is really the only way to know for sure what you will be comfortable riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
    I would get in longish loaded test rides with both to see what works best. It is really the only way to know for sure what you will be comfortable riding.
    Definitely. Still very interested in hearing feedback from other intrepid SS fatbikers or SS tourists (or the elusive SS fatbike tourist... like a beautiful unicorn)
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    i'd work on gearing that allows you both to ride together comfortably.

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    See my tringle post in the dingle forum... that sentence is ridiculous.

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    On a completely unrelated note, but of utmost importance, where will we be able to see pics of this amazing sounding trip?!?! Iceland is so flippin rad.

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