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    Where you ride and what ratio?

    Thought it would be interesting to see what everyone rides for different stuff.

    Plus I am moving from flat Florida in a year, so it'll help me too.

    I ride mainly at San Felasco in Gainesville, FL and ride a 32-17 on 29er. I have no delusions about being able to push this gear when I move to the mountains.

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    I ride in southeast MA and RI and I ride a Redline Flight 29er with KH rims and a 32-22 set up. Plus, I weigh 275lbs.

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    Live in MD. We have all sorts of terrain here but I would say that the trails I am normally on is fairly mellow with no real serious climbs (Schaeffer Farms in Germantown). This is not saying that I don't walk up some of them though that is usually towards the end of the ride and I am just gassed or I hit a damn root and lost my balance. I am riding a 32/18 but could probably get away with a 32/16. I am also on a 26er.

    Where are you moving to?
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    New England here, usually run 32-17or18.

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    Live in western OR. The 350 miles of singletrack around Oakridge are my home base. I can ride into the Cascade Mtns from there.

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    Iowa, tight short hills, no long climbs - 34/18

    edit- 26 wheels
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    Western NC, depends on where I'm riding here. Mostly 32x20, however there is some 32x22 and 32x18 thrown in there on occasion.

    Edit- forgot to mention I'm on 29" wheels.
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    so cal.
    32x18
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    it all depends on the place. 17t and 18t are current whats on my two bikes. the 16t is a backup for now and then.

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    Willamette Valley Oregon. The Umpqua National Forest and Willamette National Forest are my back yard. 34x20 on a 26'er...and I'm huge when compared to the lycra mafia...and handsome, brave, humble and brilliant when compared to Sparty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaKlyde
    ...and handsome, brave, humble and brilliant when compared to Sparty.

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    Meh... who isn't?

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    38x20 on a 29er in Western PA and West Virgina
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    32-17 or 32-18 (26er)
    pretty much everywhere in socal.

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    Santa Monica mtns mostly, Backbone, Topanga area. 3-5k of climbing.

    32x20 on 650b.

    Based on other Socal riders, looks like I need to step it up!

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    Norcal - 34X18 on a 26'er.....mostly Santa Cruz....

    waiting patiently for my 29'er frame.....that'll be 32X19.....
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    34/17 & 32/16 on my 26" bikes

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    32 x 19 29er

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    To be fair to you...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Meh... who isn't?

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    ...NewTron, Phred (good looking part anyway), ShiggAton (once again, good looking part), Sas, I might be forgetting one or three.

    Brock...

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    North Georgia

    32/ 20 or 34/21 on a 29er

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    Twin Cities, Chequamegon. 32x18 HBC on 29er.
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    32x18 on my 29'er, just about everywhere. I'll put a 20 on for long rides/races with huge climbs (McDowell Mtns, Whiskey 50), or for 12/24-hour events where the course is more challenging (Mesa Verde). I also have a 17 to throw on for training on "easy" tracks...
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    33x20/22 on a 29er.

    and 48x18 on a fixed gear road bike, if anyone cares.

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    32-20 on 29r ... Boise Foothills.

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    29er:
    32x18
    32x19
    32x20
    32x21

    and I want to get a 17 to try that out.

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    mountains above Boulder, CO
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    Kananaskis Country [think Apex trails near Golden, CO but with shale and clay instead of granite and sand]
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    Central VA - rollling singletrack. 32x20 on a 29er, have tried 32x18 but didn't think the extra effort on the climbs was worth the negligble increase on the flats.
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    34x20 for 650b/26"

    32x20 for 29er.

    Eugene, OR. Ratios mostly for show. Most of the time I walk.

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    Buffalo NY area...
    Redline Monocog Flight 29er
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    Edmonton, AB area. 38/16 26". I need a smaller chainring. lol
    At the end of the day, my bike is a bike, whether its made for XC singletrack or DH, I can make it do what I want.

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    So Utah 29er

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    Occasionally will move to a 17t or 19t depending on climbs or lack thereof.

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    76er = 38x16 (rigid mtb)
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    New Orleans. Raleigh XXIX 29er - 34x18

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lets_Ride
    New Orleans. Raleigh XXIX 29er - 34x18
    Ryan, you really need to go up. I'd be spinning out of control at the Spillway at that ratio.

    We're riding tom, you in?

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    SF Bay Area, lots of up, down, rocks, roots, etc.

    32/20 on a 29er.
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    SE PA -- Redline MC 29er

    32 x 20 -- Real mountain biking
    32 x 18 and 32 x 16 for rail trails and training when I want to push a big gear.
    26FS & 29Rigid... best of both worlds

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky
    Ryan, you really need to go up. I'd be spinning out of control at the Spillway at that ratio.

    We're riding tom, you in?
    Stu.

    I guess I screwed up. I ride 34x17 - not much harder but it works for me

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    Arkansas

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    I rode 34x16 on my 26er. Currently riding 33Q-ring x 18 on my 29er with a 17t in my back pocket. Riding in Southern Ontario where it is fairly flat.

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    A stock 32/18 on my 29er in Western Pennsylvania. Likely to test out a 32/19 or 32/20 soon.

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    Howdy folks, im new to SS'n and new to the forum.
    I just finished building my all steel 80's Schwinn Cimarron 26er with a 28-16 ratio. She will be christened on her maiden voyage tomorrow. Do yall think ill have any problems running such a small chain ring up front? Iv heard older cranks and such can be weak... Im not referring to the ratio BTW my home trail Sope Creek (ATL REPRESENT) isnt too steep.

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    All of MN 32x18 do have a 32x20 but I just spin out too much on most rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669
    Howdy folks, im new to SS'n and new to the forum.
    I just finished building my all steel 80's Schwinn Cimarron 26er with a 28-16 ratio. She will be christened on her maiden voyage tomorrow. Do yall think ill have any problems running such a small chain ring up front? Iv heard older cranks and such can be weak... Im not referring to the ratio BTW my home trail Sope Creek (ATL REPRESENT) isnt too steep.

    Thanks Home-Slices,
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    Your ratio sounds about right. The reason smaller rings & cogs aren't favored is that stress is concentrated so they take more of a beating than gears with more teeth plus they wear out faster. But you can always change them later if you feel like it. Nothing wrong with them.

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    SF Bay Area, 29er, 34-19 on everything.

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    Osaka, lots of roots and sushi rocks, but no wasabi...

    current gear combo
    32x21(29er)
    34x20(650b)
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    Fort Collins, CO. Longish steep climbs. 32x20
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    Quote Originally Posted by D1PHAM
    SF Bay Area, 29er, 34-19 on everything.
    Wow. Stout gearing for around here.

    I'm on 33x20 29er. I have thoughts of running a 19, until I hit the really steep stuff, and or longer rides.

    OP
    Tire sizes also make a difference in gearing. On my 26er, I run the Conti RK 2.2 on the rear. Those things are huge, and make the 34x18 gearing feel pretty tall(relative to my 29er).

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    Memphis, TN - 32/15 - 26er

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Live in western OR. The 350 miles of singletrack around Oakridge are my home base. I can ride into the Cascade Mtns from there.

    26er = 34x20
    29er = 36x24 winter, 34x22 summer

    --Sparty
    Sparty, are we going to see you for MBO in July? Hope so.

    Can I put in a request for an extra long version of Tire Mtn, for one of the days? I know you guys have a lot more good stuff to show, and some of us don't mind adding another 2-3 hours to the ride, as well as a few thou of climbing.

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    I ride a Raleigh XXIX with 33x20 gearing here

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    London ontario, canada i ride 36-17 flat land here
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    I run 38:17 on my 69'er on the trails around Folsom Lake.
    Sometimes, with a very strenuous effort, I will fatigue.

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    32x22 on a 29er. Technical, rocky, rooty, northeastern singletrack.
    In the summer, 32x18/15 on my 26" downhill bike.

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    30:15 in Ohio

    Lake Hope, Vultures Knob, local ravine... perfect for rigid... but for epic stuff I usually take a 1x8 with front squish. Going to try 34:19 on the rigid for a while, see how that goes.

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    S.F. Bay area 32x18 on 26" have a 17 for when I feel strong

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    Central Va (Richmond), 34x20 or 32x18 on the 29'er 32x17 on the 26'er.
    In the mountains (GWNF) 32x20-21 on the 29'er. Haven't taken the 26'er there but would use 32x18 or maybe 20...

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    Dirt 26" big 2.5 tires, Nor KY trails up and down quickly 34x18
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    Traily on the crosser 38x18 on 44's but the trails need to be flatter.

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    East Coast, Maryland, VA, WVA, NC - 32 - 18 (26 inch bike). Climbs well, spins like a champ.

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    Southern Ontario (usual trails are Don Valley, Durham, Kelso, Albion, Hydrocut)

    32:16 (26" wheels). Have to walk the odd climb, but too lazy to play with the gear ratio. Maybe when my cheapo freewheel dies I'll upgrade to a WI trials ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilScience
    Southern Ontario (usual trails are Don Valley, Durham, Kelso, Albion, Hydrocut)

    32:16 (26" wheels). Have to walk the odd climb, but too lazy to play with the gear ratio. Maybe when my cheapo freewheel dies I'll upgrade to a WI trials ...

    funny that you say that, it is WORTH it. LOVE the wi trials. angry bees on every trail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    Sparty, are we going to see you for MBO in July? Hope so.

    Can I put in a request for an extra long version of Tire Mtn, for one of the days? I know you guys have a lot more good stuff to show, and some of us don't mind adding another 2-3 hours to the ride, as well as a few thou of climbing.
    That's something we've talked about quite a bit actually...a longer Alpine ride. There will be one this year. Tweaks and tucks are sure to happen between now and then, but it's going to be more than the past Alpine/Tire/Winberry ride for sure.

    Brock...
    Are the wheels roundish? Ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    Sparty, are we going to see you for MBO in July? Hope so.

    Can I put in a request for an extra long version of Tire Mtn, for one of the days? I know you guys have a lot more good stuff to show, and some of us don't mind adding another 2-3 hours to the ride, as well as a few thou of climbing.
    When will you arrive? I'm on vacation the week before July MBO. (Also the week before Aug. MBO, but that's probably of little consequence.) Anyway the only "problem" for me is that the Cream Puff happens the weekend before July MBO... I might be recovering... yeah... but anyway if you get here a day early and you want to do an epic and I'm recovered enough to join you... just sayin'... I'm game if my legs aren't cooked.

    Bottom line: inasmuch as I'm Guide Coordinator for MBO, yeah, I'll be there. P.S. We'll have 50% more guides this year.

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    Found 32x20 was good while getting used to the SS world

    32x19 is more all around for flats and climbs without over revving the legs.

    Just bought a new rig built up by a bike wrench, he has 32x16 on it, haha, no way Jose on any serious climbing, I'll be swapping that out for a 19 too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaKlyde
    That's something we've talked about quite a bit actually...a longer Alpine ride. There will be one this year. Tweaks and tucks are sure to happen between now and then, but it's going to be more than the past Alpine/Tire/Winberry ride for sure.

    Brock...

    Most excellent... Thank you sirs.

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    32:20 for the front range however will be experimenting with a 32:22 for the higher altitude stuff.
    Those with experience with a 29er 32:22 set up, do you find it too spinny on anything less than a 5% incline/grade, or is the difference nominal from a 32:20? Thanks for any feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wms
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    32:20 for the front range however will be experimenting with a 32:22 for the higher altitude stuff.
    Those with experience with a 29er 32:22 set up, do you find it too spinny on anything less than a 5% incline/grade, or is the difference nominal from a 32:20? Thanks for any feedback.
    It is NOT nominal from a 32:20. You're at 5-7kft when you start riding, so that totally plays into it. I think you'll be good with the 22, and just deal with the spin when you need to.

    For 10% grade here at sea level, I run 33/19 on my 29er.

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    32-20 on a 29er......here in SLC, Utah.

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    SF East Bay Area. On my 29er, I ran 32x20 for a long time, but just switched to 32x18 yesterday after my ride. I ran 32x18 when I tried riding fixed, and liked the slightly higher gear, so I decided to do the same when riding "free".

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    Huzzah! Upgraded from 28-16 to 28-15 2 days ago and it wasnt enough for me, Im in the process of finding a suitable 36 tooth chainring so i can run a 36-16. Chain tension is pretty much perfect when running 36-16 with a half link. time to ditch the tensioner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669
    Huzzah! ... Anybody had any experience with half links?
    Follow bad mechanic's advice in this thread:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    29er = 36x24 winter, 34x22 summer
    Why do you bother to change when these ratios are almost the same (like 3% difference)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich H.
    Why do you bother to change when these ratios are almost the same (like 3% difference)?
    I don't actually know... except that the larger ring and cog take winter's abuse a bit better. The winter rain & mud here in western Oregon are legendary so I prefer to take my winter gears off for the summer. 34x22 is what I replace them with, but as you point out, the ratio is about the same.

    Huh, never thought much about it before, but since I've got 'em in the parts bin and I've gotta wear 'em all out anyway...

    Anyway your point is well taken. Once the 36t ring is toast, I won't replace it. I think the 24t cog is already dead. Thanks for pointing that out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    I don't actually know... except that the larger ring and cog take winter's abuse a bit better. The winter rain & mud here in western Oregon are legendary so I prefer to take my winter gears off for the summer. 34x22 is what I replace them with, but as you point out, the ratio is about the same.

    Huh, never thought much about it before, but since I've got 'em in the parts bin and I've gotta wear 'em all out anyway...

    Anyway your point is well taken. Once the 36t ring is toast, I won't replace it. I think the 24t cog is already dead. Thanks for pointing that out!

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    I had a great time with a 32:20 on my 29r in Bend last weekend. Got a pic of your vulture?

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    work too much to get it lower. works on the hills and sucks on the flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    I had a great time with a 32:20 on my 29r in Bend last weekend. Got a pic of your vulture?
    It is one of Wades early frames (#25, I think), built in early 2002. These shots were taken in Feb. 2005. The build is different today (cranks, brakes, fork, controls). Anyway...




    ... and look at that old skinwall tire on the rear! Anyway thanks for asking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    It is one of Wades early frames (#25, I think), built in early 2002. These shots were taken in Feb. 2005. The build is different today (cranks, brakes, fork, controls). Anyway ... and look at that old skinwall tire on the rear! Anyway thanks for asking!

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    Nice! How is the EBB working out? The next Steel SS I buy will be like the swoopy black one he built recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Nice! How is the EBB working out? The next Steel SS I buy will be like the swoopy black one he built recently.
    The EBB in my Vulture has been perfect. But as I've said on this forum many times, I wouldn't consider any EBB except split shell / pinch bolt.

    Wade's new frames are so cool looking. Mine is 26"... I'd love a new 29" Vulture in the modern format.

    Have fun whenever the time comes.

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    90% or my mtb riding is Prairie City race series, for that 36x17, 36x16, I just put on 40x18, haven't ridden it yet.
    For noodling around at Granite bay, 34 or 36x17.

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    Raleigh Area, North Carolina. 32-16 on 26" wheels. Hopefully soon to be 650B, probably go to a 32-18 with the new wheel size.

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    34:16 in Dallas, but gonna throw on a 36 cause its FLAT here!
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    North Central VT....just bumped up from 2:1 to 36:20 on 26" wheels....BIG difference to me...on "IMBA Standard" single tracks around here 2:1 was perfect, buton the old school stuff it was a bit heavy.

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    Just picked up an 22t freewheel to see if I can stay in the saddle a little longer on the climbs.

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    How do you guys get any top speed? Southeast TN where we are usually going straight up or straight down.

    26" last season 34-16 or 32-15
    29" this year 34-17

    I can hold around 20mph on the flats. The climbs are tuff, but fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by graluc
    How do you guys get any top speed?
    Top speeds come during the descents

    I live in an area with lots of small ups and downs. Trails are twisty and bumpy so it is often hard to get a lot of momentum for going up.

    Been using 32/18, 34/19, and now on 34/18 on a fat tire 26er. In winter, on smooth packed snow, I've done OK with 32/16 on that 26er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graluc
    How do you guys get any top speed? Southeast TN where we are usually going straight up or straight down.

    26" last season 34-16 or 32-15
    29" this year 34-17

    I can hold around 20mph on the flats. The climbs are tuff, but fast!
    Straight up or down in TN?? The Appalachians? Come out to the Rockies if you want straight up and down. 34:17 on a 29er for most riders here would mean a lot of walking. Especially at 7,000ft above sea level...

    (I grew up in NC, so I know what most of those trails are like. Miss it back East at times.)

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    I got to ride in MOAB once... Saw some crazy ****ers out there riding up stuff I wouldn't even attempt to walk up!

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