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    gear ratios for tricks

    what do you think is the best gear ratio for tricks?

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    53/11. No foot retention, obviously, since it's dedicated for tricking. And no brakes of course, for mad barspinning.
    It's bad when you're 19 and people consider you an "old geezer" in the current FG community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geeknerd99 View Post
    53/11. No foot retention, obviously, since it's dedicated for tricking. And no brakes of course, for mad barspinning.
    Ditto

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    I would do 24/24, or maybe 26/26. Flipped up bum bars and a springer Brooks on a slammed seatpost.
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    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    whats a gear ratio thats practical for both tricks and riding flatland?

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    something around 70 gear inches. It really just depends on how strong you are and all that other jazz that goes into your gear ratio. I normally ride 82 gear inches and can maneuver my way around most tricks. But when I gear down 5 inches it makes it a whole lot easier. So maybe take what you ride now and just gear it down a little for tricks. It's all rider dependent.

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    ^word. you want something in 70's. 46 x 18 is alright for me. im usually on 48 x 17 for when i just ride around.

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    In all seriousness though, it seems the better the setup is for tricking, the worse it is for everyday use, and vice versa.
    It's bad when you're 19 and people consider you an "old geezer" in the current FG community.

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    Best is 5.1, which is also great for everyday riding.

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    i have a 49t crank. whats the best size gear to get in the back for tricks?

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    Your bike is meant for cycling.....not to do spins and sheeat.


    Stope being <human

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatsham View Post
    Your bike is meant for cycling.....not to do spins and sheeat.


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    What?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    49 ring
    myb a 19 or 20 tooth = high 60s low 70s

    surly has a double cog
    I think a 21/19 ond some others near that size

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    I use less than 70" gear inches for cheap thrills and bloody spills.

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    i personally ride 45x17 and find it pretty good for all around riding / tricks. i have been considering switching to 43x17.

    if you have a 49 in the front i would go 19 in the back.

    people on here are lame.

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    53/11 seriously.
    I ride with pants so tight that they're spandex.
    http://velospace.org/node/2114 - CROSS CROSS CROSS
    http://velospace.org/node/10792 - TIME TRIAL TIME TRIAL TRACK
    http://velospace.org/node/10550 - TRAIN RACE TRAIN

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    run what you brung. i like to do tricks on the bicycle that i ride everywhere. might make you a better rounded rider. take that for what its worth.

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