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Old 05-09-21, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Badger6 View Post
So, I used to go to St Louis for work a couple of times a year, and I always took a bike, and I rode a bunch of the bike paths (and up and down the Missouri and Mississipi rivers), and I gotta be honest, I can't figure out why you think you need a gear lower than 34/32 or 34/34. I'm not saying this to be a jerk, but the best off road bike riding on that side of the river (and the levee paths on the Illinois side) is flat.
I probably will switch to 1X, I seldom use the 50T sprocket as I am not one to pedal much on descents. My weight and gravity take care of that LOL.
I have a paved path that leads from my subdivision to Quail Ridge Park which has some steep grades and two-track paths I will want to use.

I may try the 11/34 first and see how that works.

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