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Old 01-28-09, 05:08 PM   #1
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gear ratios for tricks

what do you think is the best gear ratio for tricks?
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Old 01-28-09, 05:11 PM   #2
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53/11. No foot retention, obviously, since it's dedicated for tricking. And no brakes of course, for mad barspinning.
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Old 01-28-09, 05:19 PM   #3
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53/11. No foot retention, obviously, since it's dedicated for tricking. And no brakes of course, for mad barspinning.
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Old 01-28-09, 05:21 PM   #4
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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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Old 01-28-09, 05:22 PM   #5
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whats a gear ratio thats practical for both tricks and riding flatland?
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Old 01-28-09, 05:24 PM   #6
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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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Old 01-28-09, 05:29 PM   #7
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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.
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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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Old 01-28-09, 06:02 PM   #12
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Your bike is meant for cycling.....not to do spins and sheeat.


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What?
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Old 01-28-09, 06:19 PM   #13
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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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Old 01-28-09, 07:01 PM   #15
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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.

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53/11 seriously.
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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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