What gearing is on your SS mountain?

pedal.roll
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What gearing is on your SS mountain?

Postby pedal.roll » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:34 am

Hey all,

Just wondering what everyone is running on their mountain bikes. What gearing and freewheel/cassette and cranks/sprocket?

I run 17-33 on my Karate Monkey. Changing it to 16-33 soon because I spin out way too much on the flats when riding around town.

My set up is stock so Fire-X cranks and !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! Shimano freewheel(soon to be White Industries).

Trying to work out what cranks to upgrade to.....thinking White Industries Eno or maybe Profile BMX cranks.

Cheers all!
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Re: What gearing is on your SS mountain?

Postby march83 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:38 am

34x20 or 34x18 on my 29er. 20t for general cruising around, xc racing, etc. 18t for longer rides with more flat ground.

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Re: What gearing is on your SS mountain?

Postby pedal.roll » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:19 am

Thought there would have been a lot more posts here. Oh well.
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Re: What gearing is on your SS mountain?

Postby geoff_tewierik » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:02 pm

On my GT Peace 9r, I've run 32:18, 32:17 and 32:16 and am currently on 38:18.

The 32:18 was fine for the dirt, but I prefer more cush in my dirt rides so stick with the Pivot 429C for that.

As I mainly use the GT for commuting, I upped the gearing to it's current 38:18 and will soon be going to 38:17.

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Re: What gearing is on your SS mountain?

Postby baabaa » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:24 pm

34x18 and sometimes 36x18 4 a 29er
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Re: What gearing is on your SS mountain?

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:29 pm

32x17... but it's never been anywhere especially technical. Fire/Service Roads only really to date. May need something lower should I get more adventurous
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Re: What gearing is on your SS mountain?

Postby geoff_tewierik » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:21 pm

geoff_tewierik wrote: and will soon be going to 38:17.

Actually it wont.

Not after cracking the frame today.

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Re: What gearing is on your SS mountain?

Postby Gordonhooker » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:13 am

bugger sorry to hear that Geoff.
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Re: What gearing is on your SS mountain?

Postby celeste boy » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:19 pm

34 - 17 for me on 2.0 tyres. On a Trek Rig (29er) pushing 95kg.

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Re: What gearing is on your SS mountain?

Postby pedal.roll » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:38 am

My White Industries 16t arrived last week.
Got it fitted and Ive never been happier on my Karate Monkey!
Smashing PBs on Strava every ride now.
Livin'.
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Re: What gearing is on your SS mountain?

Postby bmoods » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:45 pm

32 - 16 White Industries drive train on a 26 inch wheel. Can be a little slow on the commute, especially down hill and on the flats, but great all round ratio for off road.

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