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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:34 pm 
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I'm thinking 32?
I have 32 and 36 unramped rings, so sods law dictates that i'll be needing a 34 :? :D
All help greatfully recieved :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:45 pm 
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Why not run a 32 and a 38, no front mech and just change manually? :?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:07 pm 
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Seeing as you're running a 9 speed block it's not going to make a huge difference in normal riding.. as the block should give you a good range of ratios

IMHO, if you're doing more climbing go for the 32, and if you're doing more downhilling go for the 38.... simples


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:10 pm 
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what ratio cassette? if low like 11-28 the go for a 32 if a big ol 11-34 then try a 36


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:18 pm 
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On my 1 x 7 I run a 34 at the front and 11-23 at the back. I do spin out occasionally downhill but manage fine in terms of climbing etc. Though in truth I find my self not changing gear too often and think of it as a single speed with a safety clause in case of hills.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:53 pm 
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Tazio wrote:
On my 1 x 7 I run a 34 at the front and 11-23 at the back. I do spin out occasionally downhill but manage fine in terms of climbing etc. Though in truth I find my self not changing gear too often and think of it as a single speed with a safety clause in case of hills.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:58 pm 
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36 front with 12-31/2 (?) works fine on the North Downs. Dunno bout Wales though...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:10 pm 
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I've got an 11-34 cassette.
So 32 front and 34 rear is slightly better than 1-1 which is good for the uphills :D
and 32 front and 11 rear should be fine downhill unless its steep, in which case i'll have the brakes on anyway :D
Sound about right? I'm thinking 36 front will make the uphill much harder :oops: :? :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:29 pm 
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36!

i run 36x12-26
works lovely
if you find it hard to begin with, you will get used to it


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:01 pm 
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Will stick with 36 for the time being, seeing as thats what i fitted first as i couldn't find the 32 at the time :D


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