Singlespeed ratio ,what do you use
In the process of building up a single speed,thinking of 32 front and 16 rear ,whats your most favourable combinations.
Nearest i’ve got a present on me marin is 32/15 so going to play around with that for a while.
Also will i get away with just a rear brake,or better to go for both,looking at trail course use more than anything,and few local bridleways which are always mud plugs so brakes aren’t much use anyway till you’ve played in the water to remove the mud .Posted 6 years ago
32 front and 16 rear
Also will i get away with just a rear brake,or better to go for both,looking at trail course use more than anything,and few local bridleways which are always mud plugs so brakes aren’t much use anyway till you’ve played in the water to remove the mud .
last winter my front brake broke, so for the next 4 months i rode with out one. It was ok most of the time with a couple of hairy moments. Until i went to Brechfa and went over the back of a berm (got some good air too) Bought and fitted one as soon as i got home.
So it depend on you riding really and how well you know the trail you riding.Posted 6 years agomuckyteeMember
36:19 here (Leeds). Works for just about everything I do, and it’s a magic ratio for my frame, so no tensioner needed.
I chose a bigger size for more chain wrap and (slightly) less wear. I also had a 36t Bash. As luck would have it was the perfect ratio for my frame 😛
When I was out testing on my double (36t 22t) and bash gearie bike, the 18t was pretty much perfect, but wanted slightly more acceleration on the flat, and figured I needed something a bit lower for the hills (tis Yorkshire after all) so went for the 19.Posted 6 years agotheroadwarriorMember
45/18 On my Roadrat which I use for commuting.
Most hills are fine and it’s a dream on the flat, I can hit 20mph without spinning out.
I did have to modify my route home a little to avoid a really steep hill that I was having to walk up- well, there’s no avoiding it but I was able to attack it from a different direction that breaks the climb into 2 more manageable chunks.Posted 6 years agoMostly BalancedMember
scottfitz – Member
32:16 Winter bike
36:17 Summer bike
34:18 Wagon wheel bike
50:18 Commuter bike
Thats alot my wife would kiil me, any non SS?
Err, for the record then there’s a mid range road bike in the shed and a 1×9 full suss ‘holiday bike’ too. I own a bike shop so they’re all demonstrators really.Posted 6 years ago
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