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    SS Gearing Question

    Not a brain buster, but I am currently running 32:16 on my SS 29er, and it is right on the money for me. I recently got a wheelset built up with a White Industries Eno Eccentric Hub and am going to get a WI Eno Freewheel. I want to get one of the trials freewheels but it only comes in 18t. Is there anything that I need to look out for going with 36:18? I know its the same ratio, and that I will need to lengthen my chain.
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    anything to worry about? only if you're a weight weenie or if you often slam your ring on logs or rocks.

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    You also might need to add a few links to your chain.

    BTW, 32:16 on a 29er? You must live in Kansas.

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    se michigan... a bunch of short, fairly steep hills. makes for great xc trails.
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    I second that....32:16 is a rather tall gear for a 29er, your trails must be fairly flat or your super human dude.
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    I like to think a little of both... . 2:1 is fairly common for those of us who like to try and go fast. We don't have any climbs longer than 1/4 mi or so. But some of them get to be pretty steep with a good number of roots and rocks in the way. I have even been thinking of going to 34:16 for my next upcoming race. I haven't been on this course before, so we will see how it goes...
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    it's actually less stress on the chain, and teeth. The only downside is the extra weight, which is minimal, and the loss of ground clearance. That's not as much of an issue on a 29er though.

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    Good to hear, I think its the way I am going to go with. Thanks!!
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