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    What Gear Ratio/Inches Do You Ride?

    I'm at a 46 - 18.
    Thats 70.1 gear inches with my cranks.
    Im rideing mainly flat land, with few smaller hills.

    Just want to know what you guys ride!

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    48/19 since i like climbing.
    Last edited by aMull; 01-28-09 at 08:24 PM.

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    46 x 16 = 75.8 GI

    I will be moving to a 48 x 16T soon.
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    46-15 80.6 gi

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    48/16 right here

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    46/17, skidz yo.
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    that looks like doodies on the bars. and doodie smeared all over the frame. doodie bike.

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    Gear ratios: 2.9 & 2.7

    Gear Inches 75.6 and 71.1

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    48/16
    Built for speed.
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    going for 47/17

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    52/19, I've been around only for a little but these threads pop up often huh.

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    My body is in tune with 67-69 GI.
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    50/15, 88 GI. Just prefer it for some reason.
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    44/16 74.7 GI 22 mph @ 100 rpm

    mostly flat with some rolling ant mounds, by most standards
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    42 x 15 for 75.6 Gear Inches

    Works okay for climbing as long as the climb is not too steep or too long, tops out at 27-28 on descents.

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    48/18 on the streets 32/17 on the trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricBikesFixed View Post
    I'm at a 46 - 18.
    Thats 70.1 gear inches with my cranks.
    Im rideing mainly flat land, with few smaller hills.

    Just want to know what you guys ride!
    same GI for me, 48-18 for 70.1 .
    Rich

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    52:17, which is about 83GI. It works for me.
    we're the kids they call "the future"

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedycat View Post
    52:17, which is about 83GI. It works for me.
    I'd believe it to be 80GI.
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    48:16, 170 mm cranks, 700x23 tires, 78.8 gi
    Last edited by JacoKierkegaard; 01-29-09 at 02:23 PM.
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    48x18

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    69ish inches

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    40x15, 72 gear inches, gain ratio is 5.3, remember tires factor in

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    40/16 on one bike, 45/18 on the other....I see a ton of steep and sustained climbs. Both are super easy to pedal on the flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    I'd believe it to be 80GI.
    Sheldon says 82.8GI. So about 83

    Wheel/tire size play a role in it. My current whip is a pos conversion with huge 27 inchers. Makes a ~2GI difference over a 700x23.
    we're the kids they call "the future"

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    44 x 18 and mostly freewheel, not fixed.

    My 25mi r/t commute has just over 1800' of climbing. 65.4 g.i. is plenty for me when contending with 3 ascents of 7% grade sustained over at least 1 mile.

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