- best gear set up? 2×9, 2×10,etc
Do you catch your big ring on rocks ‘n stuff?
Are you worried about your big ring sticking in your leg when you crash?
Do you lose your chain on rough descents?
If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, lose the big ring and go 2×9. Otherwise carry on as you are………..Posted 5 years agoleo72Subscriber
Depends on the bike and purpose. I like 2×9 with 36/22 x 11-34 on my Cotic Soul. The 36 x 11 gives enough speed on the way to the trails. 36 x 34 is most times perfect for technical climbs, with a chance to drop to granny when it steepens up.
On my other XC/AM bike, SC Bullit, I have 32/22 x 11-32. It works as good on the same trails. Heavier bike = needs a smaller middle ring.
Lost the 44 big ring back in 2004 and not been missing it since. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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