rkelsen wrote:There's a photo of a bike with this set on it in the fatbike thread.
I'm guessing that's my shot of Aido's Moonlander from Belrose Bikes.
interesting thing is he says he rarely used "the pie plate" 42t granny gear as he mostly rides the flatter trails around Terrey Hills and the steepest he'd tackle would be the short sharp Manly Dam climb I already mentioned.
So gearing is very location dependent.
I also reckon a really big influence is the wider adoption of IMBA sustainability practices that basically limit grades to a maximum of 8 percent.