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    Ss+dh=fun

    So Ive been running my bike in one gear for a while. The other day I stripped down my cassette and used my deore xt as the tensioner. I got this in today, hopefully it will be a little less floppy then the deore. I'm running 32 15


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    Hell Yeah!! Thats so hardcore, looks like you have quite the stable there!
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    Are those raceface diabolus cranks you are running?

    And I agree, you have quite a number of sweeties there.

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    Besides less rotational weight and less things to break what advantages are there to downhill SS? I imagine you don't pedal it uphill much and wouldn't you spin a bit too much on the smooth stuff? I mean a tradional DH bike has like 36t with a road 11-2x cassete right? Pedal through cornering?

    I'm not trying to hate, just curious and your bike does look pretty *****ing.

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    That DT swiss hub has an aluminum freewheel. That cheapie origin 8 cog will dig in to that freehub something fierce. Get a proper SS cog to save your freehub body. It will be wider and wont dig in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmilMick
    That DT swiss hub has an aluminum freewheel. That cheapie origin 8 cog will dig in to that freehub something fierce. Get a proper SS cog to save your freehub body. It will be wider and wont dig in.
    it actually is. The o 8 is just the spacer, I just slapped it on there for now. The cog is a gusset double six that is 7mm wide as not to dig in.

    I decided to run single speed as I don't really race or anything. All the climbing I do is pretty mellow. This feels like a pretty good gear as I can't say I've ever really spun out in it. I just like the simplicity of it, I never really shifted so this made sense.

    Thanks for all the compliments.
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    Cool! If it works for you, it was the right thing to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGenTwo
    Are those raceface diabolus cranks you are running?

    And I agree, you have quite a number of sweeties there.

    Evolves. I'm looking at the Atlas FR Arms or possibly some Saint Arms and a Hope BB. I like the Race Face stuff, the BB just isn't very smooth.
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    Just got done riding. I highly recommend the Paul to anybody. Works great on the 8 inch bike. And provided perfect tension, didn't come close to dropping the chain.
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