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  • 60-65

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  • 65-70

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  • 70-75

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    What gear inch do you use?

    I'm trying to find out what the average fixie uses. I like to spin 90-95 rpm on my roadie and we have alot of long hills out here in desert. I think I read that 70 gear inches is the norm?
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    there was a thread a few days ago about this, scroll back a couple pages and you should find a poll with a good distribution.
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    70 for me. Great for going up VT. hills, sorta slow coming down

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    what's your favorite gear on the roadie?
    use that.
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    85.7 -- I rounded down for the survey.

    Would be higher but I live in one of those "foothills" cities where there's a sizeable elevation change just to go to the grocery store/class.

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    70.9

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    If you know how fast you expect to be going, what your desired cadence is, and your tire size, punch 'em in here to get a whole spreadsheet of values.

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    85.8

    and 88.2 on my beater... ouch. whodathunkit.

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    Sincity - thanks for thinking of this thread/post. I am going to be going fixed after my pending move to MPLS/St. Paul and was wondering the same thing.

    Muchas gracias!

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    65-70.....solo rides.
    81 for group rides with slow roadies.
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    update~
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    I go just a teeny bit higher than my favorite roadie gear. If you are going to ride your fixie like you ride your road bike, keep in mind that a lot of the riders on this forum don't ride that way. Bombing around city streets is a lot different and has different gearing needs than hammering a 20-30 mile stretch of rural farm roads.

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    49x19=67.4 gear inches.

    Works fine for me, I was running 19x44 on the other bike and it was fine as a beginner gear but not so great going down hills, spins too fast. Great for skids though. Either way it can be really fun to roll a small gear and have that fast acceleration, but I think I'm also rather slowly get used to higher gears and have my legs get stronger.

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    I ride a 47x15 which gives me roughly 83 gear inches. Savannah(a very flat city) is my home, but i've had no problem for the past 3 weeks here in atlanta which is quite hilly.
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    between 63.5-66

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    69. The only time it gets annoying is on the long flat stretches when I get passed by a roadie. I may gear up at some point but I really like not having to get out of the saddle to climb.

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    8 inches baby!....wait. No.

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    46 x 18 = 67.2

    I completely spin out on any sort of downhill, but at least I have no problem handling the uphills.

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    50-92 depending on what I'm doing. I'll probably go down to 45 this year though. 50 is just to high for a lot of things.

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    90.13 when i race. 52*15.

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    48x18...69.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    50 is just to high for a lot of things.

    like what?

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    75.6, so i just BARELY made it into the 75-80 category

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedex
    like what?
    Barspins.
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