So,
I went to Moab, and while I would have liked to bring a geared bike, my RIGID SS was all that was running.
Having never been, I was a little worried about choosing a ratio and running it. I brought lots off tools on the trip, so I could have messed with the ratios a bit, but...

24x14 @ 175mm cranks were PERFEK!!!

Naturally I was riding a 26er, even if you like 29ers, the terrain just isn't setup for it there.

I honestly couldn't have chosen a better gear, and if anyone is thinking about going that route, run something similar...

JCK

P.S. I rode MAG 7 and most of THE ENCHILADA with some random stuff scattered about...