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andrew61987
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Okay to leave in highest gear at all times, even while accelerating at slow speeds?

My Rockhopper's chain will jump off the smallest rear sprocket when in it's highest gear, (largest front chainring and smallest rear sprocket, it's a 24 speed). I've taken it back to where I bought it several times for a tune up but it's always done this. They say it's because I'm leaving it in highest gear when I'm going slow and start accelerating. They say I should never be standing up while pedaling in highest gear, especially at low speeds.

I've always done this on previous bikes and never had a problem. Did they feed me BS to get me out of the shop or am I a newbie for not knowing this?
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