What ratio do you ride?

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  1. LockinUp

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  2. Joe_Jitsu

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    36/17 mountain bike, freewheel, road training

    34/17 mountain bike, freewheel, less hilly races

    32/17 mountain bike, freewheel, endurance races

    Joe
     
  3. easyrusset

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    :D Just converted my Kona Smoke to a SS. After thinking about the ratios I rode most often on the geared set up (42 x 15 & 18), decided to go down the middle with 42 x 16. This is spot on for fairly steep climbs and decent speed on flats, also I'm finding my feet don't spin like crazy on down hills.

    and didn't need a chain tensioning device! How good is that!

    Works even better with Geax City runners 1.25 on presta tubes.

    "Gears are for qu**rs" (no offence meant, just sounds good)
     
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  5. Meek One

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    Right now a singlespeed 48x16 with a flip flop and a fixed 14. Ihaven't put many miles on it yet, I like to warm up in the 48x16 and then switch over to the 48x14. It's seems to be great when you have energy... :rolleyes:
    I am only using this to prepare for the track. I'd probably run a 48x18 or smaller around town assuming no warm up...
     
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    Just had a single speed build using a new Avanti Team Crosa frame and will be riding a ratio of 44/16. Not sure how this will go as have never ridden a single speed before.
    Looking at having it for the commute to and from work and also a change from the normal road bike.
     
  7. fixed

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    I rock the 60X11, I like it, good crusing speed, small enough for the hills.

    fixed
     
  8. jwwmummyman

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    39/16 for my road ride (hilly in Marin County)...works great on most rides including commute to SF.

    was at 34/16 for the mtb and it was great for flats and moderate hills but changed to a 34/20; works great for hills but spinning like crazy on the flats....hmmm may have to go with an 18t freewheel.
     
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    Yeah, a 60x11 is good for spinning, maybe a 92x3 (always liked the triangle cog) for days when you feel like mashing it on flats.
     
  10. The Communist

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    48/16 for me

    i've done 29-30mph with very fast spinning...any faster and I'm bouncing in my seat.
    Florida=flat
    few hills? (mounds?) that you do encounter are very easy climbing
     
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    I used a 42x18-19 for the 'cross bike, depending on the course. With an 18, I seem to spin out on the road sections, but it works great if the other parts are grassy, muddy, and very twisty. I might try a 17, or go to a 39x16.

    Oskar
     
  12. neverclimbed32

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    42 x 16 Biopace

    Anyone else Biopace singlespeed ?
     
  13. illogique

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    44x15 free, 175mm cranks, 700x23c tires, mtb frame
    Montreal
     
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    44x16 cause thats what I had...
     
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    does that work?
     
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    My roadie has 53/42/30 11-21 170mm cranks although I never use the 30.

    I haven't counted the gear on my track bike, but it has 165mm cranks. It feels good, so I haven't worried about it.

    Whats your favourite gear for a track bike being ridden on a concrete track?
     
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    50x15 for now ;)
     
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    48-15 fixed, 40-20 (or something ridiculous low like that) on my beater brakeless freewheel
     
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    33:17 17.5" Bianchi S.A.S.S. (aka, My Italian Bitch's Ass or Sassy).

    It's ideal for the hills and mountains surrounding Salt Lake City. However. . . Not exactly ideal for flat pavement (a lot of STAND-UP PEDAL, PEDAL, PEDAL, PEDAL, PEDAL! cruise. .. and repeat). ;)
     
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    48-20 (63") for hilly rides and when the pack is in SLOW mode.

    48-19 or 48-17 for when the roads are a little flatter and the pace picks up in the Spring as everyone is getting ready for race and ride season.
     
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