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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:58 pm 
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I agree ^^^

running 22/36 on my full suss, nice wide ratio and noticeable difference between the rings, only the middle two rear cogs offer any duplicates gears


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But in doing this i'm trying to steer away from the 'pedalling like a mad thing and going nowhere gears'. I could almost manage with 32 on the front and 11/34 at the back.
28-36/38 gives me a bit more up and down, i'd definately be happy with it :wink:


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Grannygrinder wrote:
But in doing this i'm trying to steer away from the 'pedalling like a mad thing and going nowhere gears'. I could almost manage with 32 on the front and 11/34 at the back.


Now that's another story - I do like a 1x9 and 1x10 with an 11-36 block and 32t seems to be a really good option; reasonable granny gear if you're not in big hills every weekend and 32/11 will spin up to 30mph happily 8)


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Currently running 2x9 on a carbon 456. Mainly due to chainsuck problems with middleburn rings. I'll never buy middleburn again. 44/32 by 11-32, may go to 1x9


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I've been running a 38/24 double ring set up on my Univega. Matched with a 12-28 or 13-30 seven speed cassette and thumbies, I really like it.
I tend to spend alot of time in the 38 tooth ring and drop onto the granny ring when it gets steep.

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I'm going to switch to a similar 2 x 9 set-up on one of my modern bikes when I wear out the current chainrings.


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I will admit to having a stomping 'style' of riding, but I'm well into one ring up front.

One bike has 36x11/36 (10sp) and the other 34x11/34 (9sp). I get up almost everything without too many struggles. I may go to 34x11/36 for the winter and stop using my Michelin tubeless lightweight dry tyres as they are little more than semi-slicks (but I love them).

It's part of my decision to have less stuff on the bike, though I wouldn't go singlespeed. That just ruins a good bike (steps away).


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