Single ring on a 29er
I run a 34t and in the peak district…Its about the right gear for me,But I am reasonably fit and its on an Xc hardtail,I figure any slower than that I’d be faster to run…with 11-36,Planning to go with my 11-40 cassette than Marcin over at Absolute black is going to be doing… that should cover me for every course and ride.Posted 4 years ago
Hope that helps
“I run a 34t single ring on my 26″ orange. What would be the equivalent size ring for a 29er”
30t I should think
with singlespeed people always say 32:16 on a 26″ is the same (or about) as 32:18 on a 29er, a ratio change of 8:9, so similar to a 36t chainring to a 32t. so 34 to 30t seems about right to me
obviously as alluded to above, it depends on what tyresPosted 4 years agonikkMember
32 tooth on a 26″ bike is about the same as a 29 tooth on a 29er.
I run 28 tooth at the moment as long, long days and big hills and carrying food and shelter for multiple day trips mean it’s good to go lower. I top out at about 20mph in top gear, which is again fine for longer rides. I do tend to find myself on the small end of the cassette a lot on shorter flatter rides, and I try not to use the two biggest cogs on the cassette on shorter rides. The idea is to have some bail out gearing on the low side, works ok for me atm.Posted 4 years ago
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