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    ~! LIVESTRONG !~ chainzawz's Avatar
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    What gear do you ride in?

    Heyy all, sorry for the n00b question but I think it is a good question. Anyways what gear do you guys ride in when on the trail? A friend and I went riding the other day and he rides in a fairly high gear. Me on the other hand I like to ride in a fairly low gear but sometimes I feel as if I should be riding in a higher gear. So that's why I am here. I would just like to know what gear you guys ride in.

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    I use whatever gear the terrain calls for. Sometimes I'm in my easiest gear, other times I'm in my hardest gear. I do spend the majority of the time in my middle ring though.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Similar to LowCel, whatever the trail calls for. It can get hilly here in New England, so when I'm on the uphill side, I'm in a much different gear than on the downhill side.
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    Dont pedal too hard when on the big chainring. It can hurt your knees eventually

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    On smooth sections I sit down and spin an easier gear. On rough sections a harder gear makes it easier to stand up and manuver.

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    Like lowcel, i spend the majority of my rides in the middle chainring unless im going very fast, or very slow.

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    Middle ring, unless im spinning up a very long hill.....
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    I use 2 x high gears. I have lockout so.... yea... But the only time I go medium or low gears is when I go up a steep ass hill and i mean.. STEEEEEEppppp.

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    Sowee to thread jack but what numerical designations are given to the front and rear gears ie. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 1st rear, 2nd rear, etc?

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    32 X 20 all the time on my Monocog in the hills

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    I use all three rings and mostly the bigger 7 cogs in N Florida. In the mountains, the same except I use all the cogs . My big ring is a 42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareyH22A
    Sowee to thread jack but what numerical designations are given to the front and rear gears ie. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 1st rear, 2nd rear, etc?
    It's a noob expression, and way too vague to be of any practical use. Better to state your ring and cog size.

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    First off hey gastro long time no see second I think that whatever gear you feel comfortable in is the right one. sometimes I'll go the whole day on my middle ring (#2) and just use the rest of the gears accordingly but on really steep dirt terrain with roots and fun stuff I might air down and use my small inner ring for the torq. I almost never use the outer ring I think it still looks brand new

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    On the Kona, 32x15 and none others.

    On the Pista 48x16 and none others.
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    No idea to be honest, just whatever feels right at the time.

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    heyy all, thanks for all the responses...it helps alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainzawz
    heyy all, thanks for all the responses...it helps alot
    No problem. Try 14 1/2, it's the best gear around.

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    22 at the front and 11 at the back

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    I ride in jeans or shorts and a t shirt
    Think fast, not hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianKona
    I ride in jeans or shorts and a t shirt
    You better be in the wrong thread.

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    22x18

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehEskimoHunter
    You better be in the wrong thread.
    why? he answered the thread's question: what gear do you ride in?

    current ride: 2003 norco vps fluid 3.0 (custom build).



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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianKona
    I ride in jeans or shorts and a t shirt
    rofl.... I wear some trico shorts a t shirt and my hard hat

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    What gear do you ride in?

    Preferably the one with teeth.

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