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SS Gearing.... for winter, what do you use?

Old 02-07-12, 06:50 PM
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SS Gearing.... for winter, what do you use?

Just seeing what the winter guys use for gearing vs summer. Maybe some of you do not even change.

I currently have 36x16 on a cow of a steel commuter (Trek Mountain Track 800 Sport) and it can be hard to push when the rear is loaded and hand made studded tires.
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I think I used something that resulted in about 60~64 gear inches, which I think was 34x16 on 700x35.
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Rocking 38x17 with Kenda Klondike 26x2.1" tires for about 58 GI. I was running 38x16 (62 GI), but I had do more standing on the pedals than I would have liked.

Can't wait until spring, when I can bump up the gearing and switch back to slicks.

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I use the same tires and gearing winter and summer. I don't use studs. On average I'm about a gear lower for the winter, but that varies a lot. Some days it is nearly as fast as summer, and there are times when it is so slow that I get off and push the bike.
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48x16 - in the snow and all year round.
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36x17 fixed gear in winter time. And 42x17 fixed gear in summer.
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48 x 16 here too. That being said Winnipeg's flat as a board.
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39 x 17 winter with studded 35mm nokians. 42 x 16 summer, 25mm gatorskins.
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For winter, 40x20 on a 29er with 2.1" Nokian Gazza Extremes 294s. Works out to about 58 gear inches.
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42 x 18 fixed Dec. 1st- March 31st (w/Nokian 106 35 studded)-
42 x 16 s/s rest of year (w/ Vittoria Rando Hyper 35)
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