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    Double on a MTB?

    Hey,
    I saw Chris Eatough's Top Fuel 110 on Cyclingnews (actually got to have dinner with him earlier this year), and he was running a double.

    I can't seem to find a double anywhere commercially, are they available for MTB?

    Also, why aren't compact doubles being used in MTB?

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    Hmmm... doubles have always been quite popular on MTBs for specific applications. Take a look at some of the DH setups from the past which favoured larger rings or some of the FR setups lately which favour smaller rings and a bash guard.

    Here's a Kona Stinky that comes stock with a double (bash/36/26).



    And here's a replica of John Tomac's bike that he rode to his 1990 World Championship DH win.

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    Hmm, what about for XC? Like that XTR (or rather XT) double?

    thanks for your reply ...

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