- Singlespeed question
What front and rear chainring setup do people usePosted 3 years ago
32, 35, 38, 16, 17, 19. Depending.
What do you want to ride?Posted 3 years ago
Planning to ride mtb off roadPosted 3 years ago
If on 26” start at 32:16, or on 29″ try 32:18 and adjust to suitPosted 3 years ago
depends on how hilly it is and wheel size
I use 32:16 @26 er
IME 32:18 spins out at a stupid speed and is just impractical but i have a reasonable amount of flat/road to the trails and back and not many super steep climbs-still cannot clear one and dont really even try- up san marino for the locals
Whatever you use dont reduce it just because you are walking get used to it 8)Posted 3 years ago
I’m on 33:16 off road on a 26″. 32:16 is the normal starting point.Posted 3 years ago
32:18 on B+ here, need to try it in some hillier terrain, but from first 100mi or so i’m thinking 32:17 might be better.Posted 3 years ago
32:18 on a 26″ for me.
Ride on a mix of steep trails and I can get up most stuff on that.Posted 3 years ago
I just spin a wee bit faster on the flats.
I started 2 years ago on 32 x 18 on 650b wheels. Late last year I changed for 30×18, felt I can climb much bewtter and had overall better results.
Last change was introduced for one of the stages races I participated for the amount of climb on technical trail. See 54 km and 2100 metres climbing. I used for this 32×20 and I think is the best for me.
In my home town I used for a 2 hours race 32×16
My advice is to start on 32×18 and see how well can you clear those climbs. Learn to spin faster is very good, too.Posted 3 years ago
34 x 18 – Winter
34 x 16 – Summer
Oval, 29er, Surrey (lots of hills, none too big), 17t curious.Posted 3 years ago
Also, Renthal chainring and a wide sprocket gets my vote.Posted 3 years ago
Thanks for the advice I’ve decided to go with 32 16 I’ll let you know tomorrow how it wentPosted 3 years ago
Have fun! (bet you will!) 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Start with a bloody big hill, it’ll all seem easy after that.Posted 3 years ago
34-17 on a 650B XC race bike for me.Posted 3 years ago
33×19. Prime numbers, innit.
Just under 51 gear inches on the 29er.Posted 3 years ago
Just letting you know how it went. It was much easier than I thought I managed to do a 40 mile ride I was surprised how much quicker I was on the climbs the only down fall is you spin out a lot . Saying that I loved it now I’m thinking of building a decent ss bike.Posted 3 years ago
You’ll never go back 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Heads up for those inclined to the single speed way of riding SSUK17 will be out of Staveley in the Lake District you might need some special gearing!Posted 3 years ago
All proceeds going to charity!
What do you ride up there, rich?Posted 3 years ago
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