Just how many gears do you need?

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  • Just how many gears do you need?
  • Smee
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    geetee1972
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    Overall or just at any one moment?

    ooOOoo
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    How much gear? Enough to see me thru til the new year.

    jedi
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    some people just find choice overwhelming πŸ™‚

    Smee
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    jedi – you might be onto something there, but it's been a while since i was in the wrong gear. πŸ˜€

    Blower
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    the more i ave the more i need πŸ˜‰

    jonb
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    Depends on the hill but on my road bike in the hills I often find my self looking for one more.

    bassspine
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    one (at a time). How can you be in two gears?

    stevious
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    Minimum twenty.

    Including in cars.

    Tracker1972
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    Sometimes just a couple, sometimes just one more. The fitter I got (currently sliding backwards) the more likely it was to be a higher gear though, which is nice. (I have a bad habit of pedaling hard downhill and on tarmac descents so they feel faster, then arriving at climbs not at all rested, but hey, what can you do!)

    sheldona
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    I like my Singlespeed as it has 3 gears. Sit, stand and my favorite the 24inch gear*

    *2 feet πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I only really want about 4 or 5- slow climb, regular climb/fast climb slow flat/fast flat slow descend/fast descend. Just that there's all these other ones inbetween.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    i'd love a 3-speed hub that can take a disc.

    you'd still get the single-speed challenge of riding in the wrong gear most of the time, but your knees wouldn't hurt as much.

    and it would be 5 gears lighter / cheaper than an alfine…

    nicko74
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    2. Forwards and backwards.

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    I think you will find the answer is two-One at the front and one at the rear! Simples

    presently using 18

    Unosprocket
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    Just the one πŸ˜‰

    gohan
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    for tomorrow night a gram and about 12 units, for riding 1 gear.

    roundwheels
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    More than one

    Spankmonkey
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    gears on a bike? but then I am from Bizzol, we just nick bikes… Dont know chuff about them πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    I have 16 on my trail bike, 18 on my road bike, 9 on my DH bike and one on My BMX and none of them seem to make me any fitter or faster, so I probably need more… or less, or it doesn't really matter… πŸ™„

    Taff
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    14… +1 for walking

    AlasdairMc
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    If you're prepared to keep going on uphills until your lungs fall out, only one. If you prefer saving some energy for descending or have a bouncy bike that climbs like a tank at the best of times, then some other gears would be desirable.

    32:16 on a hardtail seems like the best of both worlds.

    gohan
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    CrAsH…tEsT..RiDeR i may not be from bristol but im here now! i know what you mean about stealing bikes, dont matter about the gears or brakes as long as its free! lol

    andrewh
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    The french have a new kind of tank. It has 14 gears. 13 of them reverse (they fitted one forward gear just in case the enemy attack from behind πŸ™‚ )

    simonralli2
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    My back wheel goes from 1 to 9 but my front never sees much action at all so I could quite happily lose the front ones, just no idea how I would do that. I always like things as simple as possible. I am just way too unfit to do this single speed business tho and do like gears.

    Premier Icon igm
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    About 48 at the moment – across 3 bikes

    oldgit
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    Ooh about four for my big ring, five for the middle ring and three for the granny, so about twelve out of the twenty seven.

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