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Old 07-20-06, 12:41 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-20-06, 12:50 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-20-06, 12:55 PM   #3
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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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Old 07-20-06, 02:38 PM   #7
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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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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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Old 07-20-06, 09:52 PM   #14
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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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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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I ride in jeans or shorts and a t shirt
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You better be in the wrong thread.
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why? he answered the thread's question: what gear do you ride in?

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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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