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Offline Rockhopper

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Single speed set up
« on: February 28, 2013, 04:46:58 PM »
Hey SSers - If you knew you were going to be on flat trails AND a fair amount of road (dirt and paved) for a longish ride (say 80 miles) on a SS 29er, what gear set up would you use?

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Re: Single speed set up
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 05:15:54 PM »
For me I would add maybe 16-18 more gear inches, but I imagine everybody is a bit different

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Re: Single speed set up
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2013, 06:11:57 PM »
What ride would that be?
wherever you go.....there you are.
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Re: Single speed set up
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2013, 06:44:52 PM »
32x16or17 would be ideal for me for that sort of riding, but everyone is different.

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Re: Single speed set up
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2013, 09:51:13 PM »
I'd try 36:17 for that. With no climbing I would want the speed.

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Re: Single speed set up
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 10:39:19 AM »
I'd try 36:17 for that. With no climbing I would want the speed.
Just to echo, flat and some pavement will have you spinning out, if you already have a 32T CR I would want at least a 15T or smaller cog.

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Re: Single speed set up
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2013, 04:20:23 PM »
Sorry for bumping an old thread.

It probably isnt a bad idea to have a couple cogs/chainrings to test and find what works for you.

I have a stock 32t chainring, a non SS 42t chain ring for road use.
Cogs I have a 20t, 17t, and a 13t.

I can edit this if im breaking any rules, however titus has a pretty good deal for cogs. $13 shipped for any cog 13-17t.
http://shop.titusti.com/product-p/skoossga.htm

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Re: Single speed set up
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2013, 04:23:31 PM »
^ Those look pretty nice for the $$. Thanks for sharing.

 

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