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  1. #151
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    A 29íer with a 28 tooth front chainring and 10-42 or 10-50 has a higher top end gear than your setup thatís why some people are good with a 28 tooth ring.

    10 tooth vs 11 tooth is a big difference and wheel size matters. I have a 32 tooth front chainring and 10-50 on a 29íer and can easily spin into the upper 20ís. To replicate the same top end on a 27.5 bike with 11 tooth youíre likely looking at a 38 tooth chainring.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpinevibes View Post
    Iím on a five year old 27.5 trail bike with 32t and 11sp 11-46 and climb a lot. I wouldnít mind a touch easier granny gear but Iíd far rather gain more top end at this point. Iím spinning out on flat single track and bike paths. I canít imagine a 28t or 26t in those situations.


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  2. #152
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    Quote Originally Posted by funkendrenchman View Post
    Just bought a Camelbak Chase Vest. Loving it thus far. My hip pack always drove me crazy.
    They are sweet but be careful what u put in the chest pockets. Iíve lost more than a few things on descents.

  3. #153
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailwind View Post
    A 29íer with a 28 tooth front chainring and 10-42 or 10-50 has a higher top end gear than your setup thatís why some people are good with a 28 tooth ring.

    10 tooth vs 11 tooth is a big difference and wheel size matters. I have a 32 tooth front chainring and 10-50 on a 29íer and can easily spin into the upper 20ís. To replicate the same top end on a 27.5 bike with 11 tooth youíre likely looking at a 38 tooth chainring.
    Ahh ok that makes a lot more sense. I shouldíve consulted the gearing ratios chart! Iíve been wanting to switch to a 29ers so thatís good to know.


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  4. #154
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpinevibes View Post
    Ahh ok that makes a lot more sense. I shouldíve consulted the gearing ratios chart! Iíve been wanting to switch to a 29ers so thatís good to know.
    Itís both gear ratio AND inch gears to consider.
    There are many factors involved but to simplify it:
    A 32x10 on a 27.5 gets you 88Ē of forward movement for one full rotation of the cranks.
    A 32x10 on a 29er gets you 92.8Ē of forward movement for one full rotation of the cranks.

    Same gear ratio of 3.2 but different inch gears.
    Pedaling at a cadence of 100 in 32x10: (simplified)
    27.5 = 26.2 mph.
    29er = 27.6 mph.

  5. #155
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamal View Post
    Interesting, how does that work?

    I do notice in the chart that the m5100 and 4100 rear derailleurs are listed in both the 10s and 11s charts so that's kind of handy. Which kind of implies that maybe other shimano 10/11 mtb stuff can interchange?
    They offer an 11sp 10-45 cassette with the same 12sp spacing for the XC race crowd. You just use the limit screws to lock out the derailleur. Saves a few grams and gives tighter gearing if you go 2x.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    After the first three seconds, Corbet's is really pretty average.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Malcolm View Post
    I mean, it's not your fault. They say talent skips a generation.
    But hey, I'm sure your kids will be sharp as tacks.

  6. #156
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    If you can borrow a 28t before buying one, or find a cheap one, It would be worth it. Most FS bikes (at least the ones I've owned/looked at) are designed around a 32t chain ring, 30t at the smallest. That 28t is gonna increase the antisquat in most cases. It may or may not bother you, but the difference is noticeable.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

  7. #157
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    Iíd really recommend rolling out your wheel/tire combo as well when figuring out your gears. Tire size will make a huge difference.


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    I rip the groomed on tele gear

  8. #158
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    2020 Switchblade PRO XTR.

    Mostly stock at the moment but I added:
    Ridewrap (poorly)
    Shimano XT Crank with Wolftooth Boost spaced chainring
    Swapped on a 2.5 Aggressor in the rear

    i9 wheels and stem on the way.

  9. #159
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    XtrPickles sighting! Glad to hear your bones haven't disintegrated and you're riding bikes.

  10. #160
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    Quote Originally Posted by XtrPickels View Post
    2020 Switchblade PRO XTR.

    Mostly stock at the moment but I added:
    Ridewrap (poorly)
    Shimano XT Crank with Wolftooth Boost spaced chainring
    Swapped on a 2.5 Aggressor in the rear

    i9 wheels and stem on the way.
    WRONG THREAD! Belongs in the "bikes that make your shorts tight" thread!
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

  11. #161
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    So I started with the base spec c30 Slayer a couple years ago and saved up for the transformation below.

    SRAM Guide R -----> Formula Cura 4
    Rockshox Deluxe ----> Ext Storia Lok v3
    Volar rims and sram hubs -----> Nobl TR37 and Onyx Vesper Hubs
    Yari Fork ---> Updated 2021 Air Spring
    New Vibracore Handlebar
    New XG 1150 cassette

    I had a ton of fun on this bike over two years stock. Its now pretty much everything I dreamed it could be.
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  12. #162
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    I broke my stem last week so used it as an excuse to get a new stem, bars and grips. Yippee.

  13. #163
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    picked up a beat wheelset on cl featuring a hadley ss rear hub and blown out rims
    fresh bearings all around, dt comps, rim of choice, and a day twisting the spoke key got me some fancy new dj wheels

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    also finally found an ikon in 26x2.35 so threw that up front and giving it a try since schwalbe stopped making their only good tire the tabletop...

  14. #164
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    Upgrade the saddle which has been really nice, and sprung for a spank oozy vibrocore handlebar and some new tires. And new grips...

  15. #165
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shu Shu View Post
    So I started with the base spec c30 Slayer a couple years ago and saved up for the transformation below.

    SRAM Guide R -----> Formula Cura 4
    Rockshox Deluxe ----> Ext Storia Lok v3
    Volar rims and sram hubs -----> Nobl TR37 and Onyx Vesper Hubs
    Yari Fork ---> Updated 2021 Air Spring
    New Vibracore Handlebar
    New XG 1150 cassette

    I had a ton of fun on this bike over two years stock. Its now pretty much everything I dreamed it could be.
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  16. #166
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    Jeebus mallwalker, haven't you been talked out of continuing to upgrade your ride? Descend into the money pit already and get a new one! Here, I'll make it easy and sell you my current bike, I need to somehow offset the cost of the new one I just bought to make myself feel better about my non-functional wrist...

  17. #167
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Jeebus mallwalker, haven't you been talked out of continuing to upgrade your ride? Descend into the money pit already and get a new one! Here, I'll make it easy and sell you my current bike, I need to somehow offset the cost of the new one I just bought to make myself feel better about my non-functional wrist...
    I have a whole ďship of theseusĒ thing going on here man! once I have replaced everything but the frame, Iíll do the frame, then the wheel set and fork again...

    (I probably canít get away with buying a new bike this close to the kid being born, but the current bike is riding better and better! new tires should make a nice difference...)
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  18. #168
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Jeebus mallwalker, haven't you been talked out of continuing to upgrade your ride? Descend into the money pit already and get a new one! Here, I'll make it easy and sell you my current bike, I need to somehow offset the cost of the new one I just bought to make myself feel better about my non-functional wrist...
    It's almost painful to watch.

  19. #169
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    It's almost painful to watch.
    Right? Friends don't let friends play that game...

    MW you're luck I'm out of commission because I was planning to abduct you on one of your early AM Shoreline shreds and drop you off at the top of Crest with a demo bike...

  20. #170
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    ^ haha fellas if there were another way I'd do it... but if a new bike shows up in my garage it's gonna make my life worse than pissing away a few extra dollars will......though I'd take the Crest bump anytime don't worry I've already got a lengthy spreadsheet of bikes I'll be choosing between next spring

  21. #171
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    New storia for my Madonna.
    Snowmobiling is not a crime.

  22. #172
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    Very appropriate. Purpose built ripper. Coil and raaw alu looks da bidness

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  23. #173
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    Nice, I've got one sitting on my workbench too, waiting for GG to send my Smash frame.

  24. #174
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    Dang! Thatll be a nice ride. We need pics of that and more of that madonna

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    Love this thing.
    Snowmobiling is not a crime.

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