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Old 03-15-15, 03:20 PM
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upgrade suggestion for regular mt bike

Ok i like to ask what are the gear ratios for new mt bikes, regular ones, not fat bikes

i have a fat bike been riding that as 1x10 and now 1x9 which i love

my Rocky Mt Element is the standard 2 derailleurs 26 speed

what are the newer mt bikes doing for gear ratios?

only 2 chainrings in front now? or what would be a good suggestion of a gear upgrade to my regular mt bike? thanks
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I ride a 27.5 full squish, I have a 3 X 9, I use all three chain rings but out of 27 total gears, many are duplicates.
I only use the big front ring on my way In or out on the fire roads, It comes in handy there.
Kinda nice keeping the power on full with a tail wind or a long down hill. I like big speed so the triple crank stays..

Mostly I ride the 32 tooth front ring and seem to stay in the middle of my cassette
I go to the granny ring up front when I botch a climb or failed to carry enough speed through a G-out..

Over all I seem to use the same six or seven gears but still I see no point in loosing the front gears to save a half pound...
I like options, I'm a trail rider with a wide range of conditions to deal with...

I had a 1 X 9 set up on my hard tail, just not enough range and the cost of the 1 X 10's and 1 X 11's just don't make sense
to me..

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