Gear to pedalkick with.

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by SicMX, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. SicMX

    SicMX New Member

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    What gear do you pedalkick with?
    Mine is 22-19 but now i'm thinking of going 20-18
     
  2. Coramoor

    Coramoor New Member

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    I have 22-18. It's great.
     

  3. Sonic

    Sonic Plaid, I have not gone.

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    22-18 is real nice, on natural I prefer 22-19 though. You dont want to go to a 20 tooth chainring unless you have to clear a huge chainstay yoke or something (like the XTP). 20 tooth rings put more tension on the chain and snap them a little more frequently, unless youre pretty smooth. Anyway, that's my opinion and my experience.
     
  4. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    I used to run 22-18 but then it started feeling too hard, so now I'm running 22-19. I think I was looking for more control over the bike, and I will definitely not be going back to a harder gear.
     
  5. B1105

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    I ran a 22-17 for a week and my pedal kick gap increased by 1 foot. THe problem was it was hard to maintain balance in such a hard gear. Im now running 22-19 which is quite a bit easier, but I think I'm going to try 22-18 when I get a new rear wheel.
     
  6. ascentrek

    ascentrek Original power yuppie

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    I'm somewhat of a beginner (about a year of riding), and I've found that 22-19 gives you a big more torque on natural. You can overcome the chaotic features and get on your rear easier. I suck, so I'm on my ass most of the time.

    22-18 or even 17 is a bit more fun for urban. So there ya go.
     
  7. B1105

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    I agree, I'm kinda a begginer/sport after 4 months of riding, and from practicing on palets, I've found 22-17 a bit easier, but having a harder gear and being able to pedal kick farther is much more rewarding sometimes.
     
  8. vince

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    22-21 for me.
     
  9. Zyzzyx

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    Ah, the annoyance of running front freewheel, my numbers don't match at all. Generally though, I run a real low gear.

    Started with 18-15 (22-18.3).

    Eventually moved to 18-16 (22-19.6) for most urban, and 18-17 (22-20.7) for natural.
     
  10. Cryo-Cube

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    22-18 urban
    22-21 natural
    22-18 is way to hard on natural for me
     
  11. Tanner

    Tanner Well-Known Member

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  12. RobbieP

    RobbieP OTN FOR A THOUSAND MORE YEARS I SAY

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  13. Paulsf

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    20-18 on stock
     
  14. AndyT

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    20 - 18 for natural and urban.
     
  15. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    for urban 18:15 - equal to 22:18.3 (1.2)
    for natural 22:21 (1.05)

    man, i have ridden hardly any natural since i got my echo. how gay. i'd imagine i'd use 18:17
     
  16. mikeschiavone

    mikeschiavone Active Member

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    i started out on 22-15. learned to pedal gap and pedal up like a sun-ov-abitch. quickly learned that i was retarded for running that gear. ran 22-17 for a year. now ive been on 22-18 for about a year as well. i ride mostly urban.
     
  17. Spacemunkee

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    started on 22 - 16 (pile of crap)
    now im on on 22 - 19 the real mans gear ;)
     
  18. Gardenfan

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    22/21 for everything. The Canadian comp riders gear.

    22/19 is the canadian urban riders gear.

    It really seems to be almost divided perfectly like that.
     
  19. Rob.K

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    Hey Andrew. Do you know what your gear would be if you had a 22t in the front.

    I'm guessin like 22-21.