- 29er gearing -how much am I going to loose at the bottom end?
The 36t would feel like a 32, or the 22t woudl feel like a 24t on the front or thereabouts.
I’ve a single ring on my 26er and a 29er SS, with 22-36 you’ll be fine unless you really are built like John Prescot and considder thw wheet content in pie pastry as one of your vegetables.Posted 4 years agostimpySubscriber
Went from 26er with 11-32 cassette to 29er with 11-36 cassette.
Hated it and ditched the 11-36 after three rides; put 11-32 on the 29er and all much better. Stupid pointless dinner-plate sized sprockets that never got used. Want to spin it? That’s what the granny ring is for.
lovewookie +1Posted 4 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
I’m sure I could work it out but I’m equally sure someone already has…Posted 4 years ago
Before I do anything rash and start looking at any 29ers for my XC bike, it strikes me that I’d be loosing quite a bit of gearing at the lower end.
I currently use a 22t granny and 11-36 cassette and do use the whole block.
The equivalent of how many gears would I loose from the low end by going from 26″ to 29″?
I’ll then see if I can live without the bottom “n” gears for a bit before I get my creditcard out.
Tyres on a 29er are typically a little narrower than on a 26″ bike. So, using Sheldon’s calculator and assuming a bottom gear of 24×36 (not that it matters for the percentage of course), we get:
60-559 = 17.6 inches
56-622 = 19.4 inches
So the bottom gear on the 29er is 10.2% higher than on the 26″ bike.
Or, as matthew_h said in the first post “about 10%” 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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